Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship in Environmental History or Environmental Law in China Connected to the Project Airborne
A post-doctoral research fellowship in environmental history or environmental law in China is available at the Department of Culture Studies and Oriental Languages (IKOS), University of Oslo, connected to the research project Airborne. The post-doctoral research fellowship period is three years. There is a 10 percent component of the position that is devoted to teaching and administrative duties.
The fellowship is part of the interdisciplinary research project Airborne: Pollution, Climate Change and Visions of Sustainability in China. Airborne engages 14 scholars from Norway, China and the US working within the academic disciplines of China studies, anthropology, media science, political science, and chemistry. The successful candidate is expected to join the Airborne research team, and also be part of the broader China studies environment at the department, joining collegial meetings and seminars.
The fellowship is announced in the fields of “China’s environmental history” and “environmental law in China”. Candidates should formulate a research project focusing on a specific topic within one of these fields. Members of the Airborne team are already engaged in studies of (historical) media discourses and conceptual change, policy inplementation, and popular perceptions of air pollution. With this postdoctoral fellowship we are seeking to broaden our research into the areas of environmental law and/or environmental history in China. Projects do not need to focus on air pollution, but candidates should account for their proposal’s relevance for the larger Airborne project (see website for further details about Airborne). Candidates are expected to be able to speak Chinese and base their research in Chinese written and/or oral sources. The candidate will be part of the Airborne research group, and we expect the research proposals to be firmly based within the humanities and/or social sciences.
Applicants must submit the following attachments with the electronic application, preferably in pdf format:
- Letter of application
- Project description of 5-10 pages, including a schedule of planned activities.
- The project description must include a clear description of the empirical and theoretical aim of the project, the methodical approach, and the project's relevance for Airborne.
- A summary of the doctoral dissertation of maximum 3 pages.
- List of publications
- Curriculum Vitae
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