Research fellowship in Siberian ethnohistory

The Department of Anthropology, University of Aberdeen is looking for an anthropologist, ethnologist, or historian to work for three years on an AHRB-funded project entitled 'Archival and Living Transcripts in Eastern Siberia'. The candidate should have a PhD in history, anthropology, or ethnology (or have substantial working experience) and must have excellent Russian language skills. The position, starting in July 2004, would involve analyzing historical texts in provincial and central Russian archive collections which are important to the way that aboriginal Siberian identities are articulated today. The duties of the fellow would also involve drafting and publishing original research on Siberian ethnohistory, and organizing several local and one international colloquia on the topic. The project may involve travel to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and Eastern Siberia for substantial periods of time, which would be paid for by the project..

Starting salary is at RA1A point 8 £23,643 pounds ($43,000 USD) depending on experience. Interested candidates should apply with a covering letter, resume, and a statement of interest to the address below.

Deadline: 14 May 2004

Dr. David Anderson
Dept of Anthropology
University of Aberdeen
AB24 4QY Scotland