Department of Anthropology


A Fantastic Opportunity - Postdoctoral Research Fellow Position Now Open!

Research Fellow

School/department: School of Global Studies, Department of Anthropology   
Hours: full time 
Contract: fixed term until 15 March 2019
Salary: starting at £32,004 and rising to £38,183 per annum
Placed on: 21 June 2017
Closing date: 21 July 2017.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: Week commencing 24 July 2017 
Expected start date: 15 September 2017

Job description

The School of Global Studies at the University of Sussex wishes to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Anthropology from 15th September 2017 to join an inter-disciplinary team working on the ESRC funded research project, entitled: ‘Son preference and sex selection against females in the UK: Evidence, causes, trends and implications’ (led by Professor Maya Unnithan at Sussex; Grant Ref: ES/N01877X/1). The post will be located in the Department of Anthropology at the University of Sussex.

We seek a highly motivated research scholar with a strong background in anthropological research and ethnographic field methods to conduct fieldwork and data analyses on family childbearing dynamics with respect to gender/son preferences among specific Asian communities in the UK. The post-holder will assist in the preparation of high quality publications and contribute to activities of the Sussex research centre for the Cultures of Reproduction, Technologies and Health (CORTH).

The post holder will report to and be supported by Professor Maya Unnithan. The person appointed will also work in collaboration with Dr Sylvie Dubuc (PI of the project) and her team at the Dept. of Geography and Environment Sciences, University of Reading. At Sussex, the post holder will also have the support from the Head of the Anthropology department, from the co-directors of CORTH and a mentor assigned in the School of Global Studies.

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By: Centre for Cultures of Reproduction
Last updated: Thursday, 22 June 2017