King’s College wishes to appoint with effect from 1st October 2017 one or more Junior Research Fellow/s with a research interest in the social and cultural life of cities and intellectual curiosity concerning the synergies between socio-cultural anthropology, human geography and architecture.
The competition is not limited to any region of the world. Possible themes, which are not exclusive, include : migration and emerging patterns of socio-demographic change ; inequality and exclusion in cities ; urban social movements and enclaves ; religiosity and post-secular urbanism ; new and emergent urban spaces ; different modes of infrastructure provision ; informal economies and their possibilities for innovation ; the articulation and inscription of urban myths ; network-oriented studies of connectivity / discontinuity among urban residents ; bio-political dimensions to urban life ; human subjectivity and changing patterns of intimacy in everyday life.
For several years King’s has invested in the study of cities. Several Fellows, especially in Anthropology, Architecture and Human Geography, have an interest in urban research and there have been recent appointments to a Junior Research Fellowship in urban history and a College Research Associate position on urban ecology and environments. A Junior Research Fellowship in social and cultural aspects of the contemporary city provides an exciting opportunity to complement and expand research in this field.
A Junior Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to 4 years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates should have completed a PhD in social anthropology, human geography, sociology, politics, architectural theory or a cognate field, and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2017 (i.e. the PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2015).
The closing date for applications is 9 am on Thursday, 15th September. Full details, including the method of application, are given in the Further Particulars :
Stipendiary Junior Research Fellowships in Gender Studies October 2017
King’s College invites applications from individuals who are completing or have completed a relevant doctorate for one or more four-year Junior Research Fellowship/s in interdisciplinary Gender Studies. Candidates may come from any disciplinary background but will be expected to propose future projects that engage with issues of gender in ways that transcend any individual discipline.
Human security, liberty, political voice, economic status, education, health, freedom of expression, access to markets and public spaces, institutional practices (for example) as well as all forms of interpersonal relations and representation, are fundamentally shaped by gender. The pace of technological development in the last twenty years has transformed human relations in every context – public, institutional, workplace, and private – raising old issues in heightened ways and creating issues not previously anticipated. All of this has made fresh methodological and theoretical approaches to understanding the place of gender in human behaviour and societies both possible and urgent. Yet it continues to be the case that much work on gender is hampered by disciplinary isolation. Those who pioneer more sensitive analysis of gendered representation in, for example, art or literature often work apart from those whose work lies in philosophy or international relations – while the very real implications of such relations within STEM subjects for the advancement of science are frequently studied by scholars who work apart from each of these.
The ideal candidate for these Junior Research Fellowships will have a strong background in a particular discipline within the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences but will be proposing to develop their research by engaging with work outside their own home discipline. There is great and varied interest in Gender Studies throughout the College community, from undergraduates through graduate students to the Fellowship. The successful candidate/s will be expected to engage broadly with the whole college community and with the University’s Centre for Gender Studies, which will provide a link into the wider University network of interested researchers.
A Junior Research Fellowship is a postdoctoral position tenable for up to 4 years. Applications are welcome from graduates of any university. Candidates will usually have completed their PhD, and must not have undertaken more than 2 years of postdoctoral work by 1st October 2017 (i.e. your PhD cannot have been granted before 30th September 2015).
The closing date for applications is 9 am on Thursday, 15th September.
Plus d’information : http://www.kings.cam.ac.uk/research/junior-research-fellowships.html