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Philomathia Fellow (Fixed Term)

Fixed-term: The funds for this post are available for 24 months.

The Consortium on the Global South at Cambridge will appoint a two-year, non-renewable postdoctoral fellow for the Consortium's "Ecologies in Place" research strand.

Applicants from the humanities and social sciences are particularly welcome and will have an excellent research profile in the area of sustainability in the Global South. The successful postdoctoral fellow will address questions of ecological change as they have been approached in, from, or across the Global South, rather than from the Global North.

We would welcome applicants considering the impact of climate change on migration patterns, on questions of environmental justice, on gender, or on the methods that Universities in the Global South are deploying to harness their expertise to address these pressing questions. The Consortium is a transnational and interdisciplinary research cluster, and therefore is particularly interested in candidates working across or linking different global regions, and working across disciplinary boundaries.

The closing date for applications is 1 July 2022. Starting date: 1 October 2022. Interviews with shortlisted candidates will be carried out by video call in July.

We particularly welcome applications from women and/or candidates from ethnic minorities for this vacancy as they are currently under-represented at this level in our department.

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Applications are a two-stage process involving an initial application followed by interview (see further particulars by following the link below for details). Please do not apply without consulting the further particulars as these give you essential information about the procedure and the documents you need to submit. please contact the Department Administrator, Ms Emma King (

Please quote reference UE31643 on your application and in any correspondence about this vacancy.

The University actively supports equality, diversity and inclusion and encourages applications from all sections of society.

The University has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.

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