Postdoctoral research position at Deakin University in Australia
MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED
AREA(S) OF STUDY
Science and technology studies
DURATION AND TERM
Two years (fixed term to 31 December 2019)
Deakin University in Australia are recruiting for a 2-year Associate Research Fellow position working on the Bushfire and Natural Hazards CRC project ‘Hazards, culture and indigenous communities (HCIC). This role will include: Initiating and conducting research on the Hazards, culture and indigenous communities (HCIC) project as directed by the project chief investigators Dr Timothy Neale and Dr Jessica Weir; conducting a qualitative study of practitioners from Aboriginal and other cultural backgrounds who work in the natural hazards sector in southern Australia; and, mapping the socio-institutional governance landscape of natural hazards risk management, Aboriginal peoples’ societies and polities, and their interrelation
Indigenous Science, Technology, and Society (Indigenous STS) is an international research and teaching hub, housed at the University of Alberta, for the bourgeoning sub-field of Indigenous STS. Our mission is two-fold: 1) To build Indigenous scientific literacy by training graduate students, postdoctoral, and community fellows to grapple expertly with techno-scientific projects and topics that affect their territories, peoples, economies, and institutions; and 2) To produce research and public intellectual outputs with the goal to inform national, global, and Indigenous thought and policymaking related to science and technology. Indigenous STS is committed to building and supporting techno-scientific projects and ways of thinking that promote Indigenous self-determination.