Scientific Staff at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 178 fields of study, approx. 9.800 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.03.2021 of a
at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
Reference number: 11594
General Call for Postdoc Positions within the ERC Advanced Grant INFRANORTH
The recently awarded ERC Advanced Grant INFRANORTH (PI Prof. Peter Schweitzer) at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology offers up to four postdoc positions (20 or 40 hours a week) for up to four years beginning after March 1, 2021.
The project (https://cordis.europa.eu/project/id/885646/de) focuses on how residents of the Arctic, both indigenous and non-indigenous, engage with transport infrastructures and tries to understand the role of existing and planned transport infrastructures regarding the future of human habitation and of sustainable communities in the Arctic.
In addressing these tasks, a relational affordance perspective will be adopted, which will document the material and non-material entanglements of local residents with transport infrastructures in the coastal areas of the three macro-regions of the Arctic: the Russian Arctic, the North American Arctic, and the European Arctic.
Social scientists – including anthropologists, geographers, and historians - with relevant research experience in the Arctic are encouraged to submit their applications (cover letter, CV, short writing sample) via the jobcenter of the University of Vienna. A first review round will take place shortly after January 1, 2021, and first positions will be filled by March 1, 2021. The call will remain open until June 30 for positions to be filled during the second half of 2021.
- Conducting and publishing research
- Contributing to the overall project and assisting in supervising PhD students of the study region
- Presenting results at international conferences and assisting in organizing project workshops
- Doctoral degree or Phd degree
- Arctic research experience with a focus on infrastracture and mobility
- Expertise in qualitative research methods and ethnographic fieldwork and/or GIS based methods
- Excellent command, both written and oral, of English
- Field site specific regional language knowledge
- Curriculum vitae; motivation letter; diplomas and academic transcripts; writing sample (preferably one published article); name and contact information of two potential referees
Main research field
Special research fields
Human Geography, Regional Geography, Regional Planning
Population geography;Social geography;Cartography
Applications including a letter of motivation (German or English) should be submitted via the Job Center to the University of Vienna (
http://jobcenter.univie.ac.at) no later than 30.06.2021, mentioning reference number 11594.
For further information please contact Kramer, Johannes Gabriel +43-1-4277-49536.
The University pursues a non-discriminatory employment policy and values equal opportunities, as well as diversity (
http://diversity.univie.ac.at/). The University lays special emphasis on increasing the number of women in senior and in academic positions. Given equal qualifications, preference will be given to female applicants.