Please see the job announcement below relating to a new joint research project
on Melanesia which will be based in London at the British Museum and Goldsmiths
College, University of London. Please forward it to anyone who might be
interested. Applicants must hold a PhD.
best wishes and thanks
Lissant Bolton and Nicholas Thomas
DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY
RESEARCH OFFICER - Melanesian Art
Fixed-term appointment until March 2010
This project involves a major new analysis of the art of Melanesia, based
on the highly significant collections in the British Museum. You will join
a research team directed by Professor Nicholas Thomas (Goldsmiths) and Dr
Lissant Bolton (British Museum) and will study specific bodies of
Melanesian art, through archives, fieldwork visits, and organizing the
visits of indigenous individuals to the collections. You will be
responsible for research liaison with indigenous communities, the
practical organization of the project, video and/or audio documentation,
and editing project publications.
You will have a PhD in anthropology or a related discipline, and research
experience in the Pacific, preferably in island Melanesia. Experience with
audio and video and some knowledge of one or more Melanesian pidgin
languages is desirable.
Salary will initially be on Research Scale 1A spine point 7; £24,641
inclusive of £2,134 per annum London Weighting Allowance.
FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
Download an application pack www.goldsmiths.ac.uk/personnel email
[log in to unmask] call 020 7919 7999 (24 hours). Goldsmiths College,
University of London, New Cross, London SE14 6NW. Please quote Ref:
Closing date: Tuesday 15 March 2005
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