Postdoctoral Research Officer in Cognitive Anthropology

University of Oxford - School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

The Institute of Cognitive and Evolutionary Anthropology (ICEA) seeks to employ a Postdoctoral Researcher in Cognitive Anthropology on a full-time, fixed-term basis from 1 November 2017 for a year. You will be based at the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Oxford.

This 12-month post will focus on testing theories pertaining to the roles ritual and resource extraction play in creating strong social bonds within armed groups. To test these hypotheses, post-1945 data on properties of armed groups, warfare, social cohesion, and ritual will be used. The successful applicant will be part of a team and will spearhead efforts to expand and contextualise existing armed group data and thus increase the quantity and quality of these datasets.

We are looking for someone who has already completed their PhD in a relevant discipline, who has substantial knowledge of non-state armed groups worldwide, has built up a network of contacts and can demonstrate evidence of relevant experience. We are also looking for someone with the communication skills to present data at conferences and meetings.

For further details, including the job description and selection criteria, please click on the link below.

You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application for this fixed-term position.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

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