Research follow opportunities in Chile

The Interdisciplinary Center of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies (Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios Interculturales e Indígenas), ICIIS is seeking both a resident research fellow and a visiting research fellow.

Click here for full details of both postings. Note that public policy is a specific focus.


Call for a Resident Research Fellow

The Interdisciplinary Center of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies (Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios Interculturales e Indígenas), ICIIS, is a research center that seeks to contribute to Chile’s comprehension and study about the problem in intercultural relations, with an interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and dialog-oriented perspective and a respect for cultural diversity.

The Center focuses recognizes the need to acknowledge the rights of indigenous peoples in Chile In comparison with other countries in Latin America, Chile is far from having reached an adequate valuation and recognition of indigenous identity, which generates diverse processes of economical marginalization, discrimination, and conflicts among actors.

Based in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, this post offers a great opportunity to work as a Research Fellow at the ICIIS, contributing to the interdisciplinary study of interculturality. We are seeking a dynamic Resident Research Fellow with particular expertise in any of the four different research areas of the Center: public policies, development and environment, cultural heritage, and subjectivities and conflict.

The fellowship is stipendiary (US$13.500 per 6 months plus US$2,500 on research expenses), and travel and accommodation costs are partly covered. These fellowships are mainly intended for faculty on leave or sabbatical. Fellowship duration is for at least 6 months, but the exact duration will depend on the research project, and the preferences and requirements of the applicant.

The objective of this fellowship is to promote exemplary interdisciplinary research in intercultural and indigenous studies and to increase the international networks of research at the ICIIS Center. Applicants are therefore expected to actively participate in events organized by the ICIIS and the relevant research groups. Fellows are encouraged to organize workshops, develop research projects, and engage in collaborative academic writing with other researchers. Depending on the timing of the fellowship period, senior fellows will also be asked to give a public lecture and seminar.

In order to apply to the Resident Research Fellowship scheme of the Interdisciplinary Center of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies, applicants should submit: (1) curriculum vitae; (2) a list of publications and (3) a concise statement of the research and activity plan. The deadline for applications is 30 January 2016. Fellowship applications need to be submitted via e-mail to the Centre ([email protected]). Following notification within a two month after this deadline, applicants are expected to start their fellowship in August 2016.

Prior to submission, applicants must discuss the proposed research with one of the research member of ICIIS research group who will support their applications. Please see the Center website for more information on these themes and the research groups: http://iciis.cl/

 

Call for three Visiting Research Fellow

The Interdisciplinary Center of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies (Centro Interdisciplinario de Estudios Interculturales e Indígenas), ICIIS, is a research center that seeks to contribute to Chile’s comprehension and study about the problem in intercultural relations, with an interdisciplinary, comprehensive, and dialog-oriented perspective and a respect for cultural diversity.

The Center focuses its attention on the need to acknowledge the native peoples in Chile, which involves the entire population. Compared to other countries in Latin America, Chile is far from an adequate valuation and recognition, which generates diverse processes of economical marginalization, discrimination, and conflicts among actors.

Based in Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, this post offers an exciting opportunity to work as a Research Fellow of the Interdisciplinary Center of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies, contributing to the cross-disciplinary study of interculturality. We are seeking a dynamic Visiting Research Fellow with particular expertise in any of the four different research areas of the Center: public policies, development and environment, cultural heritage, and subjectivities and conflict.

The Interdisciplinary Center of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies offers funding. The fellowship is stipendiary (US$6.000 per 3 months plus US$1,450 on research expenses), and travel and accommodation costs are partly covered. As such, these fellowships are mainly intended for faculty on leave or sabbatical. Fellowship duration is for at least 3 months, but the exact duration will depend on the research project, and the preferences and requirements of the applicants.

The objective of this fellowship is to promote exemplary interdisciplinary research in intercultural and indigenous studies and to increase the international visibility of research at the ICIIS Center. Applicants are therefore expected to actively participate in events organized by the Interdisciplinary Center of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies and the relevant research groups. Fellows are encouraged to organize workshops, develop research projects, contribute to teaching engage in collaborative academic writing with other researchers, and other activities in line with the aims of the Center. Depending on the timing of the fellowship period, senior fellows will also be asked to give a public lecture and seminar.

Prior to submission, applicants must discuss the proposed research with and have the written support of one ICIIS research group in order to ensure the interdisciplinary orientation of the fellowship project. Applicants are advised to contact the Centre at least one month before the deadline to discuss the fellowship project and its relation to the ICIIS research groups. Please see the Center website for more information on the themes and the research groups: http://iciis.cl/.

In order to apply to the Visiting Research Fellowship scheme of the Interdisciplinary Center of Intercultural and Indigenous Studies, applicants should submit: (1) an updated curriculum vitae; (2) a list of publications and (3) a concise statement of the research and activity plan. The deadline for applications is 15 December 2015. Fellowship applications need to be submitted via e-mail to the Centre ([email protected]). Following notification within a month after this deadline, applicants are expected to start their fellowship in March 2016.