Two post-doctoral positions are available within the Institute for Money, Technology & Financial Inclusion (IMTFI) at the University of California, Irvine. Housed in the Department of Anthropology, and under the direction of Bill Maurer, IMTFI is a multi-year collaborative project involving researchers from around the world conducting independent yet co-articulated projects on aspects of monetary cultures and practices as they intersect with new communications technologies and banking models.

The post-doctoral fellows’ main tasks will be to assist in mentoring IMTFI researchers. IMTFI researchers come from a wide variety of disciplinary and national backgrounds and are selected based on an international, competitive peer-reviewed call for proposals, which takes place once per year. Postdoctoral fellows will assist IMTFI researchers in preparing their work for academic publication and wider dissemination, and to assist IMTFI in providing research and writing support to its growing network of academic, nonprofit and industry collaborators. Postdoctoral fellows will also assist in supervising, synthesizing, documenting and disseminating IMTFI’s activities and contributions.
Postdoctoral researchers will create higher-level, synthetic documents based on IMTFI research, including position papers and blog posts on IMTFI’s and others’ websites. Their mentorship of IMTFI researchers will assist and accelerate the dissemination of the researchers’ work, in both academic and other venues. Their work will also include facilitating the expansion of IMTFI’s presence online and in the media.
Requirements – Candidates must have a Ph.D. at the time of appointment in a relevant discipline such as anthropology, economics, development, sociology, information/computer sciences, communications and other fields. Candidates should also have a research profile that relates to the foci of IMTFI; e.g. cultural/social dynamics of money, ICTs and development, mobile communication, and culture, science & technology studies.
The appointment could begin as early as December 1, 2011 for a period of one year, but we will consider candidates who can start at a later date. Renewal is based on performance and is contingent on the continuation of IMTFI's existing grant support. Salary will be commensurate with experience. International candidates will be considered.
Application Procedures Application requires cover letter (including research skills) and CV. Include names/contact information for three (3) references in cover letter or on CV. Please submit to the link below, IMTFI will not take emailed applications. Application review will begin November 14, 2011.
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