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Research Fellow in the Material Ecology and Sociopolitics of Religion (x2)

UCL - Anthropology, London

Location: London
Salary: From £36,770 UCL Grade 7, per annum, inclusive of London Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 28th July 2022
Closes: 24th August 2022
Job Ref: 1886348
 

Interview Date: TBC

Full time, Fixed Term: 12 months in the first instance

The Department of Anthropology at UCL is a research-led department with an international reputation, offering innovative teaching programmes at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.  We are recruiting two research fellow positions to support a UKRI-funded research project titled “Orthodox Christian Material Ecology and the Sociopolitics of Religion”. Working collaboratively, the team will be looking at contemporary topics of concern within the global community of Orthodox Christian Churches, tracing the historical and theological discourses and how they dialogue with the material affordances of, for example, the human body, medical technology, or the built and natural environment(s).

The Research Fellows will conduct original anthropological research on contemporary Eastern Orthodox Christian communities. One post will focus on a specific interest in the finances and organisation of religious administration, and the second post is open to any area of interest, but medical, health or mental wellbeing is encouraged. The researchers will each be expected to publish high-quality, original scholarly work about Orthodox Christianity. They will conduct ethnographically driven, social scientific research on Orthodox Christianity employing a mixed-methods approach, as well as archival research and discourse analysis on both official (e.g. ecclesiastical encyclicals, pastoral guidance) and unofficial (e.g. public media, lay intellectual writing).

These posts are funded full-time for 12 months in the first instance, with a flexible starting date between 15 September 2022 and 15 January 2023.

The successful candidates will hold or be soon to be awarded a PhD in one of the themes covered by this project or other related areas or have other equivalent experience. The candidates should have experience conducting research in/about an Orthodox Christian community and have past or current research work on an issue related to the themes of this project. They should have a proven record of ability to conduct high-quality research, which is reflected in the authorship of high-quality publications or other research outputs, such as a thesis and/or conference papers, in anthropology or related discipline.

The candidates will have familiarity with the liturgical life of the Orthodox Church. They should demonstrate an interest in the study of Orthodox Christian material ecology as a way to help community initiatives and shape policy advice. The candidates will also show interest in issues relating to the social, economic, political, medical, and religious implications of the human body and its lived environment(s).

Applicants should apply online. To access further details about the position and how to apply please click on the ‘Apply’ button above.

For informal enquiries please contact Dr Timothy Carroll (t.carroll@ucl.ac.uk).

Any queries on accessing the online application link can be directed to Christian Sana at anthro.hr@ucl.ac.uk.

Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59.

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