Postdoctoral Research Fellow - How Institutions Think (HIT)

University of Oxford - Institute for Science, Innovation and Society, School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

Banbury Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,738 - £37,768 with a discretionary range to £41,255 p.a.

The Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) wishes to appoint a Research Fellow to participate in the project ‘How Institutions Think (HIT) (fixed-term for 2 years). HIT will investigate the cognitive and affective flexibility of individuals as they move through different institutional (social organisational) conditions defined by the density of social and material networks and the extent of social differentiation within such networks. The researcher will coordinate with researchers in relevant fields in the social sciences and humanities.

In addition to conducting interviews and ethnographic field work, the appointee will be expected to prepare project outputs including papers in scholarly journals, and policy/briefing documents. Duties will also include organisation of workshops and the preparation of research funding applications for additional and follow-on work. The researcher will also be expected to present their work at international conferences, and at meetings in Europe and North America.

Selection criteria include: PhD in anthropology, cognitive archaeology, human geography, STS, social psychology, sociology or similar discipline; demonstrated commitment to interdisciplinary and international collaboration; experience with ethnographic methods and interviews; record of communicating research in academic, interdisciplinary and non-academic settings;  publication record commensurate with career stage.

Please apply online, submitting two references with your application.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Friday 18 November 2016.

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