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Postdoctoral position: "Anthropology of the First Thousand Days of Life"

School of African & Gender Studies, Anthropology & Linguistics, University of Cape Town

A Mellon-funded Postdoctoral position is available in the programme in the Anthropology of the First Thousand Days of Life at the University of Cape Town. The research programme examines how new forms of knowledge are shaping policy and intervention in reproduction and early childhood.

Scholars within five years of their PhD whose work is germane to the programme are invited to apply for the position. Applications by scholars interested in infant mental health are particularly welcome.

The Postdoctoral grant is valued at R210 000 per annum, renewable for a total of two years (2021-22) on the basis of satisfactory academic progress and availability of funds. No benefits or allowances are included in the value of the fellowship.

The successful candidate will hold a PhD degree, preferably with experience in conducting ethnographic research. They may not previously have held full-time permanent professional or academic posts.

Candidates will be expected to participate fully in the life of the project, to mentor junior scholars and to develop their own research outputs. They will also be required to conduct research with the Infant Mental Health project. They may be invited to teach and supervise, subject to the limits on Postdoctoral researchers.

Applications are due 13 November 2020.