Research Fellow - AR2144SB
School of Philos Anthro & Film Studies
Vacancy Description
School of Philosophical, Anthropological & Film Studies, Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum, Start: 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter, Fixed term for 3 years
 
Details
The Department of Social Anthropology invites applications for a 3-year postdoctoral Research Fellow who will explore ethnographically a research project that reflects on the Energy Ethics project’s theme of oil, money and climate change. Applicants are asked to contribute their own provisional research ideas and will be expected to carry out extended fieldwork.

The postdoctoral position is part of the European Research Council-funded project entitled “The Ethics of Oil: Finance Moralities and Environmental Politics in the Global Oil Economy (ENERGYETHICS)”, led by Dr Mette M. High in the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of St Andrews (2017-2022).

The position will commence on 1 February 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter. It will be based in the Department of Social Anthropology and provide substantial scope for academic judgement, originality, interpretation, presentation and publication of results.

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in fields such as finance and economic life, risk and value, morality and ethics, energy and climate change. Applicants are asked to contribute their own provisional research ideas in the form of a proposal as part of their application. Projects will have ethnographic fieldwork at their core, but may also draw on other methodologies, including archival and visual media work.

The successful candidate must hold, or will be about to be awarded, a PhD in anthropology or a closely related discipline. You must be able to engage critically and creatively with relevant theoretical and conceptual frameworks within anthropology. You should have strong communication and organisational skills with a passionate interest and expertise in carrying out ethnographic research. You should be willing to work in a team and contribute to public events, publications and limited teaching alongside your research project.

Applicants must submit a writing sample in support of their application. This can be any published work up to 10,000 words or a thesis chapter.

Applicants must also submit a provisional research proposal up to 3,000 words. This will include information on theoretical interests, relevant literature and methodological strategies.


Applicants are encouraged to contact the Principal Investigator Dr Mette M. High at mmh20@st-andrews.ac.uk for further information about the project in advance of submitting applications.

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 http://www.st-andrews.ac.uk/hr/edi/diversityawards/.

Please quote ref:  AR2144SB 

Closing Date:  19 October 2018    

Interview Date:  1 November 2018

Further Particulars:  AR2144SB FPs.doc

School of Philosophical, Anthropological & Film Studies
Salary: £33,199 - £39,609 per annum
Start: 1 February 2019 or as soon as possible thereafter
Fixed term for 3 years