Fixed-term position as a research assistant
The Association of Social Anthropologists of the UK (ASA) invites applications for a fixed-term position as a research assistant under the supervision of Dr Andrea E. Pia. The ASA is undergoing a restructuring of its operations which aims at rendering the association more inclusive and relevant to contemporary British society.
The post holder will contribute to collecting data relative to the following objectives:
- Current number of PhDs and Post-Docs in each UK Anthropology department;
- Career destinations of UK PhDs and Post-Docs 5-10 years since completion (depending on availability of historical data);
- The production and execution of an online survey about PhDs and Post-Docs’ perceptions of the ASA;
- The visualisation of survey data through Excel or similar software.
- A small selection of video interviews with PhDs/Post-Docs about their perception of the current state of British Anthropology (to be conducted preferably during the 2023 ASA Conference, 11-14 of April 2023).
- Writing and presentation of a report based on the survey and interviews.
The ASA will offer technical support to produce the survey and the video interviews.
The proposed start date is 30/01/2023 and the post lasts for 16 weeks with a workload of one day a week (7h/d). The remuneration is £27/hour for a total of 112 hours.
February-March: collecting data for objectives 1-3; drafting of the report as per objectives 4 and 6.
April: production of short video interviews as per objective 5,
May: finalising and presentation of the report.
You should preferably be based in the UK and be familiar with the institutional landscape of anthropology in the UK. You will own or be close to completing a PhD by the starting date of the contract.
- Knowledge of Excel and/or other data management programs;
- Ability to identify appropriate methods of investigation or analysis according to data and objectives;
- Conveying complex conceptual ideas or complex information which may be highly detailed, technical, or specialist;
- Interpreting and analysing patterns or trends in data;
- Managing own research and administrative activities, with guidance;
- Conducting research projects or programmes either independently or in a team.
The report, video interviews, and the result of the survey will be sent to Dr Andrea E. Pia (firstname.lastname@example.org) by the end date of the contract.
How to apply
Applicants should email their CV and a Cover Letter which outlines how the applicant would approach the work package and how their experiences will ensure a successful completion of the project within the desired timeframe. The letter should also state where the applicant is based. Send these as two PDFs to: admin(at)theasa.org by end of 13th January 2023.