Early Stage Researcher (Governance and Human Security: The State and Everyday Practices of Governing in Malawi)

The University of Edinburgh - Social and Political Studies Centres

College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

The ANTHUSIA consortium is now recruiting 15 outstanding Early Stage Researchers (ESRs) for the interdisciplinary Anthropology of Human Security in Africa Innovative Training Network (ANTHUSIA) funded by the European Commission. One of these positions focuses on ‘Governance and Human Security: The State and Everyday Practices of Governing in Malawi’ and is available in the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh.

You will conduct research on the practices and worldview at the interface between interventions aimed at improving human security and the communities targeted and affected in often unforeseen ways.

You will follow the ANTHUSIA training programme including annual summer schools, conduct 12 months of fieldwork in Malawi, including 2-3 months of secondment to a non-academic partner organization, and will spend 6 months at the University of Oslo.

You will be registered as a PhD student in the School of Social and Political Science, and will submit a PhD thesis at the end of the project. No tuition fees will be charged.

This full time (35 hours) fixed term post is available from 3 September 2018 for 3 years. You should hold a Masters with at least 65% average, as well as an Undergraduate degree, in social anthropology or a related discipline. You must meet PhD admission and EU mobility requirements.

Closing date: 5pm (GMT) 15 March 2018.

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