Senior Research Fellow in Non-Western Political Thought
The Institute of Social Justice offers a stimulating, demanding, and dynamic disciplinary and interdisciplinary research environment. The research of the current members of the Institute engages with social and political theory and practice from East Africa to East Asia.
As the Senior Research Fellow in Non-Western Political Thought, you will have an interest in re-thinking Western-oriented methods of inquiry and theories, which in turn allows us to rethink dominant conceptions of knowledge and normitivity in political thought. In particular, you will be interested in non-Western conceptions of just, sustainable, and equitable global life and the governance practices that they inform, and in comparing the ways in which such normative understandings confront, complement, and transform established traditions and practices of inquiry.
You will be expected to contribute actively and collaboratively to the strategic direction of the Institute through the development of relevant and meaningful research programs and initiatives drawing on non-Western approaches to the fragile and unpredictable conditions of global life. You will also show an interest in combining original normative reflection with diverse forms of action research and contribute to the Institute's Doctoral Program in Social and Political Thought through postgraduate teaching and the supervision of doctoral students.
Successful candidates will possess:
- Expertise in postcolonial, subaltern, gender/feminist, queer and other critical approaches to non-Western political thought;
- Sophisticated knowledge of non-Western conceptions of justice and ethical life;
- Demonstrated familiarity with the manner in which the 'political' is conceived in non-Western contexts, and critical engagement with non-Western modes of political action.
A range of generous conditions of employment and entitlements are provided, these include: generous leave conditions; flexible working arrangements; salary packaging benefits and comprehensive staff development programs.
How to Apply:
Applications Close: Sunday 1 February 2015