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Research Associate Cultures of Antiracism in Latin America (3 posts available)

The University of Manchester - Social Anthropology

Location: Manchester
Salary: £32,236 to £34,189 per annum depending on experience
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th August 2019
Closes: 9th September 2019
Job Ref: HUM-14392

Job Reference: HUM-14392
Location: Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date: 09/09/2019
Salary: £32,236 to £34,189 per annum depending on experience
Employment Type: Fixed Term
Faculty/Organisational Unit: Humanities
Division: Social Anthropology
Hours Per week: Full time
Contract Duration: Available from 24 January 2020 for 24 months

We are looking for three talented Research Associates for the new AHRC funded project “Cultures of Antiracism in Latin America.”

You will be based in the Department of Social Anthropology in the School of Social Sciences, collaborating closely with the Department of Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies and linked to the interdisciplinary Centre for Latin American and Carribean Studies.

You will be based at the University of Manchester, carrying out three months of preparatory work in Manchester, followed by an extended period of fieldwork research in either Argentina or Colombia (about 8-9 months) or Brazil (about 6 months). The remaining time will be dedicated to analysis and writing-up in Manchester.

You will have a doctoral degree (or equivalent) in Social Anthropology or Cultural Studies, Latin American Studies or a related discipline. You will need to combine skills in cultural analysis (e.g. texts, films, art, music, etc.) and in social data collection (e.g. interviewing, participant-observation, tracing social networks of people and objects, including via social media, etc.). You will have experience of first-hand data collection (e.g. via interviews), preferably in Latin America. You will be fluent in Spanish or Portuguese, as appropriate. You will also have an excellent command of written and spoken English.

The University of Manchester is committed to building a culturally diverse institution where all staff and students can flourish and feel valued for their contribution and individuality. Our policies and practices are designed to encourage talented people, whatever their background, to work and study here.  All appointments are made on merit.    

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 10 October 2019. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to provide a sample of their academic writing in advance.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Professor Peter Wade


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 0161 850 2004

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

Further particulars including job description and person specification are available on the University of Manchester website - click on the 'Apply' button above to find out more

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