Subject: Remainder // Postdoc - Indigenous Knowledge Initiative

Dear all,

Just a friendly remainder of this postdoctoral opportunity in Chile (and
apologies for cross-postings).

Call below and here: https://www.academia.edu/34984823/CIGIDEN_IKI_cfp_1

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*Dr Manuel Tironi*



Profesor Asociado

Instituto de Sociología

P. Universidad Católica de Chile

Av. Vicuña Mackenna 4860, Santiago

+56 2 3547535



www.antropoceno.co

www.bioexp.org





*Call for applications*

*Postdoctoral Position*



*Social Practices Cluster, CIGIDEN / Pontificia Universidad Católica de
Chile*



*Indigenous Knowledge Initiative*



The Research Center for Integrated Disaster Risk Management (CIGIDEN,
www.cigiden.cl) is a multidisciplinary research center funded by CONICYT
and located in Santiago, Chile. It brings together four universities and
researchers from diverse fields (e.g., Engineering, Sociology,
Anthropology, Earth Sciences, Urban Studies, and Psychology). The aim of
CIGIDEN is to produce excellence-level and interdisciplinary research on
all aspects of the disaster cycle (preparedness, response, participation,
recovery, and mitigation) and to mitigate disaster impacts by building more
resilient communities.



The Center is hosted by the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (
www.uc.cl), ranked second in Latin America by the 2015 QS international
ranking and third by the Times Higher Education Latin America University
Ranking 2017.



*IKI** - Indigenous Knowledge Initiative*

The project Indigenous Knowledge Initiative (IKI) sits within CIGIDEN
Research Line 4 (RL4), Disaster Culture and Risk Governance. IKI aims at
studying how ancestral practices and modes of knowing and dwelling among
Chilean indigenous communities render knowable disasters and environmental
change. IKI is interested in understanding how these practices shape
particular human-nature entanglements and ways of sensing for, preparing
against, and responding to natural hazards that have not been recognized by
formal, science-based disaster protocols in Chile. At a policy level,
IKIattempts
at shedding light on indigenous knowledge-making for the promotion of an
open and inclusive disaster culture in Chile. Particularly, it aims at
working with designers, educators and artists to produce pedagogical
materials for K-12 level schools.



*The position*

CIGIDEN is opening a postdoctoral position for a 2 year period, starting
preferably on March 2018. The successful candidate will collaborate closely
with Dr. Manuel Tironi, PI of RL4 and coordinator ofIKI. The successful
candidate will also have research support from the Center for Intercultural
and Indigenous Research - CIIR (www.ciir.cl).



The successful candidate is expected to conduct ethnographic-based research
on and with indigenous communities in Chile to understand the relation
between ontologies, identity, knowledge ecologies, and disaster sensing and
prevention. These communities will be defined once the post has been
awarded based on the candidate’s research plan.



She/he is expected to produce at least two indexed articles, one of them
with double affiliation CIGIDEN-CIIR. The successful candidate is also
expected to actively participate in the activities of RL4 and CIGIDEN, and
to participate in CIIR’s annual environment and development seminar.



The successful candidate will undergo an mid-term evaluation by the end of
year-1. She/he is also required to submit a postdoctoral proposal to
FONDECYT by the end of year-1.



*Requirements*

General:

· The candidate must hold a PhD in a relevant social science (such
as Anthropology, Sociology, Science and Technology Studies, Geography or
related fields).

· Basic Spanish language skills (conversational and reading) for
research purposes.

· Fluency in English, particularly for writing purposes.

Specific:

· Experience doing ethnographic research. Experience doing
fieldwork in contexts of indigeneity is desired but not required.

· Knowledge of the literature in the fields of indigenous
knowledge, political ecology, environmental anthropology, disaster
studies, and science and technology studies is desired.



The successful applicant will reside in Santiago, Chile. She/he will
receive a monthly salary of $ 1,800,000 Chilean pesos and travel expenses
for research activities.



*Process*

***Application deadline: 15 December, 2017***

To apply, send a letter of intent, a tentative proposed research agenda (2
pages aprox.), a sample of written work, a CV, and two letters of
recommendation. The email message header should be titled “Postdoc
SPC-CIGIDEN” and directed to Manuel Tironi (metironi@uc.cl). First
selection of candidates will be conducted on the basis of the submitted
application files. Candidates may also be invited for interview (via Skype
where necessary).



For further information please contact Manuel Tironi (metironi@uc.cl).
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