Postdoctoral Researcher for the Freedom of Religion and Belief Project, University of Oxford — LIMITE : 29/04/2021

Postdoctoral Researcher for the Freedom of Religion and Belief Project

University of Oxford – School of Anthropology and Museum Ethnography
Location: Oxford
Salary: £32,817 to £40,322 p.a.,Grade 7
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 15th March 2021
Closes: 29th April 2021
Job Ref: 150102

The post holder is a member of a research group with responsibility for carrying out research for the Freedom of Religion or Belief Leadership Network (FoRBLN), an international programme, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office. The project looks at the role FoRB plays in creating stable, cohesive societies. The specific focus is on how awareness of FoRB amongst societal leaders contributes to societal cohesiveness. The project focuses on 8 countries in West Africa, East Africa, and South Asia.

As the Postdoctoral Researcher, your main responsibilities will be to contribute to developing a Historical Volatility Index using data from the Seshat: Global History Databank, contribute to the design of web visualisation tools for the Historical Volatility Index, adapt existing and develop new research methodologies and materials, prepare working theories and analyse data from a variety of sources, collaborate in the preparation of research publications and contribute ideas for new research projects.

You will have a PhD in History, Digital Humanities, Archaeology, Anthropology, or a closely related field; a strong publication record on topics related to global history, comparative history, cultural evolution, or digital humanities; relevant experience of collaborating as part of a team, ideally with scholars from a range of academic backgrounds; relevant experience in constructing or working with medium to large datasets, preferably historical cross-cultural datasets and excellent communication skills.

The post is full-time and fixed-term for 12 months in the first instance. The start date is 3rd May 2021 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The deadline for applications is 12.00 noon on Thursday, 29th April 2021.
The interview will take place remotely. Candidates invited to an interview will need equipment and internet connection suitable for a video call.
 

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