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Research Fellow in Climate Change Politics in the Global South - Oxford Net Zero Initiative

University of Oxford - School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography

School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography, Banbury Road, Oxford, OX2 6PE

As part of the Oxford Net Zero initiative, we are seeking a Research Fellow dedicated to the study of climate change politics in the global South.  The postdoctoral research fellow will be a key contributor to a programme of research provisionally titled ‘Inclusive Net Zero.’ This program focuses on the interplay between international policies to reach ‘net zero’ targets and the socio-political and developmental realities of countries and communities in the global South. This research is expected to contribute to a definition of ‘net zero’ congruent with the vulnerabilities, priorities, histories, and capabilities of low-income countries and/or traditionally disadvantaged communities.

The successful candidate will be based at the Institute for Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS), a research-focused unit in the School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography (SAME). The post holder will work under the supervision of Dr Javier Lezaun (InSIS) and Dr Radhika Khosla (School of Geography and the Environment, SoGE).

You must hold a relevant PhD/DPhil and have a level of experience commensurate to the relevant career stage.  You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge on climate policy and politics to work within a research programme focused on the science and policy of ‘net zero’ and be proficient in the use of qualitative social science research methods to understand local climate change realities.  A demonstrated ability to teach subjects relating to climate change to students in the social sciences, with a particular focus on Anthropology, and to manage your own academic research is essential.  You will have a demonstrated ability to secure research funding, excellent communication skills, and be committed to advancing diversity and inclusion.

This is a full-time post for 4 years. While this is a full-time role we can support flexible working arrangements (for instance if you have caring responsibilities) in agreement with the supervisors. 

Applications are particularly welcome and encouraged from women candidates and black and minority ethnic candidates who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford. SAME and SoGE are committed to equality and values diversity. 

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon on 1st March 2021

Location: Oxford
Salary: £41,526 to £49,553 p/a, Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd February 2021
Closes: 1st March 2021
Job Ref: 149043
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