Research Fellow – AR2548MR

The Centre for Energy Ethics Postdoctoral Fellowship is a 1-year award offered to an outstanding early career researcher working on issues of energy ethics in the arts, humanities, social or natural sciences. The post is based in the Centre for Energy Ethics, directed by Dr Mette M. High in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews. The position will commence on 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter. It will provide substantial scope for creativity, originality, collaboration, presentation, event organising, public engagement, grant writing and publication of results. The successful candidate will carry out research that embraces the Centre’s collaborative interdisciplinary ethos.  

The postdoctoral fellowship is open to applicants of early career status. There is no age criterion for the fellowship. Instead, eligible applicants are expected to be at an early stage in their career. This is defined as holding, or being about to be awarded, a PhD on 1 June 2021 and having received their PhD no earlier than 1 June 2018. Exemption from this criterion may be granted for reasons occurring after the date of the Viva Voce examination (defence) such as: maternity or paternity leave, illness, family commitments, etc. You must be able to engage critically and creatively with relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks within your discipline and beyond. You should have strong communication and organisational skills with a passionate interest and expertise in carrying out research. You should be able and willing to work in a team and contribute to Centre events and publications.  

The successful candidate will have interdisciplinary or disciplinary training in the arts, humanities, social or natural sciences and must be able to contribute to at least one or more of the Departments/Schools that are already involved in the Centre as listed on the CEE website ( The successful candidate will be interested in interdisciplinary conversations and collaboration, and will have strong interest and expertise in topics of energy ethics.  

Applicants are asked to submit a cover letter, CV, 3 references (see Further Particulars for full details), an outline of their current research and their future research project along with a consideration of grant schemes to which to apply during the fellowship as well as a writing sample.  

Further information and informal enquiries may be directed to Centre Director, Dr Mette M. High, at  

Applications are particularly welcome from women, people from the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) community, and other protected characteristics who are under-represented in Academic posts at the University.    

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at  

Closing Date: 1 June 2021                Interview Date: 8 July 2021   

Please quote ref: AR2548MR 

Further Particulars: AR2548MR FPs.doc        

School of Philosophical, Anthropological and Film Studies
Salary: £33,797 per annum
Start Date: 1 September 2021, or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed Term: 12 months    

Research Fellow – AR2548MR