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Research Associate in Social Anthropology

King's College London - Theology & Religious Studies - Faculty of Arts & Humanities

Location: London
Salary: £40,386 to £47,414 per annum, including London Weighting Allowance
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2022
Closes: 8th January 2023
Job Ref: 058925
 

Location: Strand Campus

Contact details: Dr Katherine Swancutt, Katherine.Swancutt@kcl.ac.uk

Job description

The Department of Theology and Religious Studies at King’s College London is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Researcher in Social Anthropology starting on 1 February 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. The post is open to applicants with expertise in the anthropology of China. Applicants should have a strong command of Mandarin Chinese. The successful applicant will join a creative, forward-looking  project team. ‘Cosmological Visionaries: Shamans, Scientists, and Climate Change at the Ethnic Borderlands of China and Russia’, is a European Research Council funded project led full-time by Dr Katherine Swancutt in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies. It is a six-year project, and the successful applicant will focus on animistic religion and climate change in Southwest China. Dr Swancutt is leading the China Team on this ERC Synergy Grant project, which is being conducted in collaboration with the Russia Team for the project based at the University of Manchester.
 
The successful applicant will be a person with a strong academic record of high-quality published research, appropriate to their stage of academic career. They will continue to produce high-quality research publications and contribute to the research culture of the Department and King’s
 
The project website:   http://www.cosmovis.uk
 
At King’s, we are committed to ensuring that applicants from under-represented backgrounds, and/or those with protected characteristics, feel confident applying to work with us. We strongly encourage applications from members of groups with protected characteristics, and/or that have been marginalised on any grounds, so that we better reflect the community we serve.
About the Faculty:   https://www.kcl.ac.uk/artshums
 
About the Department of Theology and Religious Studies:  https://www.kcl.ac.uk/trs
 
This post will be offered on a full-time, fixed term contract until 31 August 2026.
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