Extractive Industries – mining anthropology positions

Colleagues from Belgium advertise the following posts. The orientation is not Arctic but African – and not less fascinating for sure!

Five new positions opening at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Liège (ULg), Belgium:

2 Ph.D. fellowships in anthropology (4 years, full time) and 3 postdoctoral fellowships in social sciences (3 years, full time) to participate in a collective research project on the micropolitics of work in the mining companies of the Zambian and Congolese copperbelts (WORKINMINING).

This project is funded by the European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator programme.

Deadline for application: 13 March 2016

Starting date: 1 September 2016

For more information, please visit the following website: http://www.ulg.ac.be/cms/a_21948/postes-scientifiques

– Vacancy 1: Two Ph.D. fellowships, 4 years, subproject on workers, Zambia or Congo

– Vacancy 2: Two postdoctoral fellowships, 3 years, subproject on trade unions, Zambia or Congo

– Vacancy 3: One postdoctoral fellowship, 3 years, subproject on the regulation of work, Zambia and Congo

The responsible professor for these posts is Benjamin Rubbers (www.lasc.ulg.ac.be)

Arctic Anthropologist as Arctic Centre Director?

Dear all readers worldwide.

Drumming up good candidates for the Director post of Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi
Drumming up candidates for the Director post of Arctic Centre Rovaniemi (thanks, Yamal Iri for lending this Image)

The University of Lapland advertises internationally the position for a new director of the Arctic Centre in Rovaniemi. It is one of the leading research centres on Arctic Research with a fairly even composition of social and natural scientists.

Our centre has been led for the last 15 years by Paula Kankaanpää and we are sad to see her go on, but wish her an exciting time at her new chosen position. Theoretically the new director could be an Arctic Anthropologist. Would somebody like to apply? If so, here is the link to the job advert and instructions

It’s a nice place to work.

The more good candidates we get, hopefully the better will be the new director for the Arctic Centre!