Programme of Research on Inequality and Poverty in India
Fixed term for up to three years and to ideally commence in October 2013
Salary is not less than £32,469 pa inclusive (pro rata if part time)
The LSE Anthropology Department is pleased to invite applications to the above posts to be funded by the ESRC and the EU ERC.
The positions offer an exciting opportunity to join an international research team working on inequality and poverty led by Dr Alpa Shah in collaboration with Dr Jens Lerche (SOAS), Dr Clarinda Still (Oxford), Professor Jonathan Parry (LSE) and Professor Barbara Harriss-White (Oxford).
Successful candidates will benefit from the engagement with a number of international experts as well as a number of in-house experts such as Mukulika Banerjee, Laura Bear, Stuart Corbridge and Deborah James. The aim is to develop perspectives of political economy within the discipline of anthropology by ethnographically investigating the persistence of poverty amongst adivasis and dalits in the belly of the Indian economic boom. Over the course of the Fellowship, Fellows are expected to finalise their prior work for publication, participate in a research training and writing programme based at the LSE, spend at least 12 months undertaking a substantive piece of new-field research, develop a new monograph, as well as work on a series of collaborative articles with members of the team, and contribute to an impact plan. While some aspects of the research will be developed collaboratively and conducted across the field sites of each Fellow, it is fully expected that Fellows will develop their own independent research trajectories within the frame of the overall research programme. Before taking up post, candidates must have submitted a PhD in Social Anthropology or a related discipline which has required them to undertake extensive long-term ethnographic field research in India. They should be able to work well in a team. The other criteria that will be used when shortlisting for this post can be found on the person specification which is attached to this vacancy on the LSE’s online recruitment system.
Further information about the Department and its related centres/programmes can be found at http://www2.lse.ac.uk/anthropology/home.aspx
To apply for this post please go to www.lse.ac.uk/JobsatLSE and click on ‘Vacancies’ .
Applications should be received by Friday 29 March 2013.