Tuesday, October 05, 2004

Fellowship: Indigenous Development

Massey University, in New Zealand, are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Fellowship in Indigenous Development (A404-04L). Based within the School of People, Environment & Planning, College of Humanities & Social Sciences, they seek a PhD graduate interested in rethinking concepts of development and indigeneity and the inter-relationships between them. They invite applicants from any branch of the social sciences and humanities.

The fellowship will be based in Palmerston North, and will cover a two year period. Closing date for applications is 19 November 2004.

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Position Overview

This Postdoctoral Fellowship will be part of Massey University's proposed Centre for Indigenous Governance and Development. The research centre will provide an internationally recognised centre of research excellence in indigenous governance and development. In recent years, there has been increased recognition by national governments and international agencies of the right of indigenous peoples to pursue their own development objectives as indigenous peoples often conceive of development in radically different terms from mainstream agencies. As a consequence of this recognition, there is a growing need for a better understanding of the various ways in which development is conceptualised by indigenous peoples.

Further information on this position can be obtained from Professor John Overton, School of People, Environment and Planning, Massey University, Private Bag 11 222, Palmerston North, New Zealand, email j.d.overton@massey.ac.nz