Senior Lecturer / Reader in Anthropology, Department of Anthropology & Sociology, SOAS University of London, London, UK. Deadline: 5 February 2023.
The Department of Anthropology and Sociology welcomes applications for a Senior Lectureship/Reader in Anthropology (starting in September 2023). The successful candidate will be an outstanding anthropologist/social scientist with the requisite teaching and research experience and topical expertise to deliver undergraduate and postgraduate modules in migration and diaspora studies, as well as in the wider discipline of anthropology. Regional specialism is open to any area of Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and their diasporas. It is expected that you will have expertise relevant to the vision and strategy of SOAS, including a strong interest in applying a global lens to the critical issues of our time.
You must have a PhD in Social/Cultural Anthropology or closely allied field and a record of excellence in anthropological research on diaspora, migration and displacement. This will be evidenced by original ethnographic field research, high-quality publications and other research outputs, keynotes and conference presentations, as well as a track record of successful grant applications. We particularly welcome candidates who demonstrate the potential to contribute to the development of innovative pedagogies and have experience working with students of diverse backgrounds and life experiences.
In addition to teaching and research, the role holder will be expected to act as chair of the Centre for Migration and Diaspora Studies, supervise dissertations at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, supervise doctoral research and writing, contribute to academic advising, and hold administrative roles as appropriate within the Department, College, and School.
Call for Papers: Symposium and PhD Training: Lived transnationalism in times of violent conflict – Cross-border connections and mobilities of people, goods and capital, 27-28 March 2023, Bonn International Centre for Conflict Studies, Bonn, Germany. Deadline: 31 January 2023.
Violent conflicts set people into motion and change existing social relations. More specifically, large-scale wars and localised conflicts not only force people to flee from violence but transform pre-existing mobility patterns, often rupturing the rhythms and routes of movement. As a consequence, new forms of social practises across international borders and of ‘transnational living’ are established. This two-day symposium, which is co-organised by the IMISCOE Standing Committee on Migrant Transnationalism (MITRA) and the BMBF-funded project Forced Migration and Refugee Studies: Networking and Knowledge Transfer (FFVT), seeks to unpack how transnational mobilities and connectivities come into being and change under the conditions of violent conflicts, and how they shape the lives of those who are transnationally (dis)entangled.
Call for proposals: Datafication of borders and migration, CERC, Toronto Metropolitan University, Toronto, Canada, 25 May 2023, Hybrid. Deadline: 10 January 2023.
An international conference, co-convened by the Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration, Toronto Metropolitan University; Intimacy in Data Driven Culture project, Tampere University; and Co-Designing a Fair Digital Asylum Research Project and Digital Migration Special Interest Group, Utrecht University, this event will have in-person presentations, with audience participation in the hybrid form of in-person and online. The goal of this one-day conference is to bring together scholars to introduce their research on digital technologies and datafication in migration and discuss the ambivalent and contradictory role of datafication and digital technologies for migrants and refugees, as well as the unsettling consequences of datafication in bordering and policymaking. They invite papers that explore these issues from different global contexts and disciplines, from media and communication, migration studies, critical data studies, cultural studies, gender studies, postcolonial studies, science and technology studies, law, social anthropology, criminology, data science and geography. The event fosters cross-disciplinary dialogues of qualitative research, ethnography, digital methods and critical data studies.
2023 IMISCOE PhD School: Critical Reflections on Migration Studies, Racism and Discrimination, 24-28 April 2023, Vrije Universiteit, Brussels, Belgium (on-site). Deadline: 8 January 2023.
Migration studies has, for long, largely ignored the study of racism. Recent calls for the decolonization of the university and Black Lives Matter 2020 led to the gradual entry of the study of race, racism and colonialism into the migration studies field. Whilst developed apart in the past, mainstream migration studies and race critical studies (from postcolonial, to decolonial, to critical race studies, Black studies and more) are slowly starting to dialogue. This IMISCOE PhD school aims at bringing together PhD researchers with experienced scholars, activists, practitioners, and artists to explore how the more mainstream social sciences on migration, racism and discrimination and race critical studies can learn from each other and (im)possibly integrate, and how we can contribute to more racial justice.
Event organized by: Brussels Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Migration and Minorities (BIRMM, Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Centre for Ethnic and Migration Studies (CEDEM, Université de Liège), Centre for the Social Study of Migration and Refugees (CESSMIR, Ghent University), & The Network on Migration and Global Mobility (University of Antwerp).
Research and Development Specialist in the European Migration Network, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg. Deadline: none listed (but the start date is January 2023).
The overarching task of this position is working for the European Migration Network (EMN), National Contact Point (NCP) Luxembourg on topics of migration, asylum and integration in cooperation with the European Commission. The research and development specialist will work within the research project “EMN” in the Department of Geography and Spatial Planning. Under the supervision of Professor Birte Nienaber, he/she will:
- Follow the latest developments in the national and European migration policies
- Research data necessary for various projects
- Draft and finalise reports in English
- Work on studies and informs on migration, asylum and integration
- Support the work on the Annual Report on Migration and Asylum in Luxembourg
- Support the work on the EMN Glossary in French
- Organise different types of events
Assistant Professor in Labor, Migration, and Racial Capitalism and Provost Distinguished Faculty Fellow, Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA. Deadline: 15 November 2022.
Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service invites applications for a Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellow and tenure-line Assistant Professor position. They are seeking a scholar whose work addresses connections among labor, migrations and/or displacements, and processes of racialization and/or colonization, on a global scale. The scholar should deploy innovative methodologies to expand understanding of these on-going global processes and connect political economy to processes of racialization at different scales. Applicants are welcomed from a wide variety of disciplines and fields.
The Provost’s Distinguished Faculty Fellowship program is designed to bring in a cohort of new faculty from a wide range of backgrounds who demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Provost’s Distinguished Fellows are on the tenure track and will be exempt from teaching and service duties in the first year of their appointments, devoting their full-time efforts to building their research program. Fellows will be assigned senior faculty mentors. After the first year, the Fellow will then begin as a tenure-line Assistant Professor, with a 2-2 teaching load. The new hire may be affiliated with at least one program housed in the School of Foreign Service based on their areas of research expertise.
City Diplomacy Manager, Mayors Migration Council (MMC is based in New York, but the position will be based in Geneva, Switzerland). Deadline: 15 September 2022.
The Mayors Migration Council (MMC) is a mayor-led advisory and advocacy organization to accelerate ambitious global action on migration and displacement through city diplomacy and city practice, creating the conditions for urban migrants, displaced people, and receiving communities to thrive.uring that study abroad is accessible and inclusive for the entire NC State student population. This role is responsible for directing student advising, supervising the advising team, leading diversity, equity, and inclusion strategic initiatives, and strategic management of exchange, direct enroll programs, and summer partner programs.
The City Diplomacy Manager will support the Head of Policy and Advocacy (based in New York City) to drive strategic and effective engagement of mayors in global migration and displacement policy dialogue and to maximize their impact in the global political stage. The position will support the City Diplomacy Program’s engagement with migration and displacement actors based in Geneva, Switzerland, including Member State Missions to the UN, the UN Migration Agency (IOM), and the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). The City Diplomacy Manager will support the program in the lead up to the Global Refugee Forum and the GFMD (end 2023) — including contributing to the MMC’s engagement and advocacy strategies, conducting desk research, drafting presentations, and coordinating event preparation and logistics.
The successful candidate will be an entrepreneurial, strategic thinker with excellent project management, research, and communications skills. They will have experience working with UN Agencies and Member States, good knowledge of global migration and refugee governance, and preferably experience engaging with city governments. They will be a proactive, experienced relationship builder who thrives in a fast-paced, value-driven environment.
Multiple positions, British Future and Welcoming Committee of Hong Kongers, London, UK. Deadline: 2 September 2022.
British Future and the Welcoming Committee for Hong Kongers are working together to promote the full engagement of BN(O) status holders in the UK through effective settlement and integration. In its first six months its activities have already made a significant contribution to achieving the aims of the UK’s Hong Kong Welcome Programme.
Following the confirmation of government funding for the next stage of the Hong Kong Welcoming Programme, the Welcoming Committee are looking to recruit motivated individuals for three exciting roles in this high profile national project:
Please select one of the role titles for detailed descriptions of each post, including information on how to apply.
PhD Studentship in Geography (migration, mobility, integration, asylum), University of Luxembourg, Belval, Luxembourg. Deadline: none listed; posted 5 July 2022.
The successful candidate is expected to submit a PhD thesis after 3 years under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Birte Nienaber. He/she will:
- Conduct research in the frame of the PhD thesis
- Write the PhD thesis in the field of migration, intra-European mobility, integration, asylum and/or reception
- Participate in the UL Doctoral School in Humanities and Social Sciences
- Disseminate PhD results at international conferences
- Support teaching in the Master in Border Studies and Master in Geography and Spatial Planning
- Publish academic articles in peer-reviewed journals
- Perform any other task within the framework of the position
Expected from you…
- M.Sc. (or equivalent) in Geography, Border Studies, Migration Studies, or any other related field
- Knowledge in the field of migration studies
- Knowledge in the field of border studies would be an advantage
- Ability to work independently and within an interdisciplinary team
- Experience in qualitative research methods will be an asset
As the candidate will have to work in a multilingual context, he/she must be fluent in English (written and spoken) and French or German (written and spoken).
Postdoctoral Researcher (Migration), Institute of Political Science, University of Tübingen, Germany. Deadline: 30 June 2022.
The University of Tübingen is one of Europe’s oldest and most prestigious research universities. The Research Unit Comparative Public Policy at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Tübingen invites applications for a Post-doctoral Researcher / Fixed-term Lecturer Post (d/f/m) for the duration of 2 years from 1 October 2022 (or as soon as possible thereafter). The successful candidate will contribute to the research and teaching portfolio of the Comparative Public Policy Research Unit as well as to third-party funding applications and will be given the opportunity to pursue a Habilitation. Essential requirements include research interest in bureaucratic and administrative barriers for migrants in accessing social rights.