Siberia Geography Postdoc wanted

Our colleagues in Vienna have this interesting job opening in a project that combines anthropology and GIS in the area of the East Siberian railway region (BAM, AYAM). Interested?

fuel train going North on the railway AYAM near Berkakit, March 2017 (photo Stammler)
then read on

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Job offer: sustainability Professor

Hope everybody is enjoying the summer. For those who prefer to read announcements at this time, here is an interesting one. Hopefully many of ‘our people’ apply, so maybe we get another great cooperation partner for our team into the University of Helsinki?

The Faculty of Arts, University of Helsinki invites applications for the position of


The appointee will work in the HELSUS interdisciplinary research programmes and teach in HELSUS associated master’s and doctoral programmes.

The successful applicant may be appointed to a professorship or a fixed-term associate/assistant professorship (tenure track system), depending on his or her qualifications and career stage.

The appointee shall have scholarly interest in indigenous sustainabilities through one or more of the following frameworks: human-environment relations, traditional environmental knowledge, gender, law, politics, indigenous governance, indigenous health and wellbeing, indigenous ontologies, indigenous activism and indigenous movements. Experience in working with indigenous communities, familiarity with indigenous or decolonizing methodologies and some knowledge of at least one indigenous language is considered an asset.

The assistant professor / associate professor / professor shall hold a doctoral degree and be able to conduct top-level international research related to indigenous sustainabilities, provide teaching based on such research in interdisciplinary contexts, and supervise Master theses and doctoral dissertations. He/she is expected to also participate in doctoral training and the development of teaching, as well as to be able to acquire research funding.

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Arctic Professorship, Finland, for an anthropologist?

Dear readers,

belown seems to be a really promising job opening. For our community of Arctic Anthropologists, of course we would be most interested in getting as many good anthropologists among the applicants as possible. Because if one of ‘our’ people gets the post, we increase our anthropology professors’ ‘headcount’ in the Finnish North by 33%! :), and we strenghthen anthropological expertise in the North. Here is the job ad:

The University of Oulu invites applications for a full professorship position in  Arctic research combined with the post of Vice President of Research of the University of the Arctic.

The professorship as such is a new one at the university, the UArctic Vice President of Research position has been at the University since 2014. The Professor of Arctic Research will have half of the position at one of the University’s faculties (at the most relevant one depending on his/her expertise) and the other half at the Thule Institute, where he/she will be leading the UArctic Thematic Networks and the Research Liaison offices.

More information about the position and the application and selection procedures at the University of Oulu’s Saima recruitment system.

Applications, including attachments, should be submitted using the electronic application form by September 2, 2016.

For further information about the application and selection procedures, please contact

Vice Rector Research Taina Pihlajaniemi

University of Oulu

Tel. +358 294 48 5800

email: taina.pihlajaniemi(at)
President Lars Kullerud

The University of the Arctic

tel: +47 9087 0099

email: lars.kullerud(at)


Post Doc ad, Rovaniemi, Arctic Indigenous Anthropology?

Dear friends,

The unversty of Lapland advertises a 2 year postdoc in Arctic Indigenous studies. It would be great to get as many as possible good applications from good anthropologists. The candidate could then work together with our team here in Rovaniemi and thus increase the anthropological academic community at the Arctic Circle significantly!!! Currently we have already 8 people doing great work here, and if we get another postdoc on that position, that would be even greater. If we get a very strong candidate as an ally of our team and our blog, maybe we can get the person to work with us at the Arctic Centre in the same building (if the candidate wishes so). If not, the postdoc would be working at one of the faculties at the University.

I am not myself involved in the appointment of this position, but I can only encourage interested candidates to apply. Hopefully then the best candidate will be chosen and we have a great addition to the team!

Please don’t be scared by the official text of the job ad that you are encouraged to know Finnish and all that stuff. It is actually not a requirement, and fluent english is enough to qualify for the selection. However, of course if you know any northern language, that will be an advantage maybe.

Here is the link to the official job ad, and here below is the official job ad text. Continue reading “Post Doc ad, Rovaniemi, Arctic Indigenous Anthropology?”