The Department of Social Anthropology is part of the Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences and is one of four anthropological teaching departments in Norway. It dates back to 1975, and engages in ethnographic research in Asia, Africa, Europe and South America on wide variety of topic such as mobility and migration, technology and innovation, organizational anthropology and sustainability, and global inequalities. There are currently 18 scientific staff and a total of approximately 300 students on undergraduate and graduate level. The Faculty of Social and Educational Sciences has a vibrant PhD programme with specialization in all the social science disciplines.

The Department of Social Anthropology is seeking to appoint a PhD Research Fellow to join a newly established research group on mobility and migration. The group engages with theoretical and methodical developments within social theory, putting a stronger emphasis on ‘mobility’ as constitutive of social forms, institutions, and networks. The group specializes in empirical research on the interconnections between movement in geographical space, social mobility, and time, and in the management of multicultural working life, including labour migration and migration industry.

In support of the overall goal, we the department is seeking applications from suitably qualified candidates to undertake ethnographic research in the city of Trondheim, Norway on cosmopolitanism and forms of co-existence across cultural differences.

Application deadline: July 1.

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