Research Fellow - AR2029SB

University of St Andrews - Department of Social Anthropology

Start: 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

The Department of Social Anthropology, with funding provided by the European Research Council (under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Programme/ERC grant agreement 715146), is sponsoring a project entitled The Ethics of Oil: Finance Moralities and Environmental Politics in the Global Oil Economy (ENERGYETHICS).

The project is led by Dr Mette M. High (Principal Investigator) and runs at the University of St Andrews from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2022. The project team will consist of two PhD candidates and one postdoctoral research fellow who will work independently and in collaboration with each other and the PI.

The post will be held for 3 years, starting 1 September 2018 to 31 August 2021.

Applicants will have, or will be about to be awarded, a PhD in anthropology or a closely related discipline. They will have a strong interest in fields such as finance and economic life, risk and value, morality and ethics, energy and climate change, corporations and organisations.

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. Based on the project brief offered below, applicants must also submit their own provisional research ideas in the form of a research proposal up to 3,000 words. The proposal will include information on theoretical interests, relevant literature and methodological strategies.

Applicants are encouraged to contact the PI Dr Mette M. High,, for further information about the project in advance of submitting applications.

Applications are particularly welcome from women, who are under-represented in Research posts at the University. You can find out more about Equality & Diversity at

The University of St Andrews is committed to promoting equality of opportunity for all, which is further demonstrated through its working on the Gender and Race Equality Charters and being awarded the Athena SWAN award for women in science, HR Excellence in Research Award and the LGBT Charter;

Please quote ref: AR2029SB

Closing Date: 16 March 2018

Further Particulars: AR2029SB FPs.doc

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