[ES_JOBS_NET] Project Work for Academics: Writing Critical Analyses of Geography Seminal Texts

Stavroula Stolaki sstolaki at gmail.com
Wed Apr 16 11:12:07 MDT 2014

Hello, I'd like to post the following job description. Please circulate
widely! Thanks!

*Project Work for Academics: Writing Critical Analyses of Geography Seminal
Texts *

 Mouseion is a new venture supporting quality education in the humanities
and social sciences. It is part of a suite of initiatives set up by
philanthropist, businessman and London School of Economics alumnus Salah
Khalil with the goal of fostering the development of critically-aware,
democratically-inclined citizens in the Global South.

Mouseion’s contribution will be to produce an innovative library of textual
and audiovisual materials that illuminate seminal texts in 14 social
sciences and humanities: Anthropology, Archaeology, Business, Economics,
Geography, History, History of Art, Law, Literature and Classics,
Philosophy, Politics and Government, Psychology, Sociology, and Theology.

 We are now recruiting PhD researchers, post-doctoral researchers and early
career academics who are currently studying, or have studied at a global
top university (see list:
http://www.mouseion.com/en/home/leading-universities/) to produce the
critical commentaries of seminal texts that will form the core of this
library. The topics of the Geography texts we are commissioning are linked
to evolutionary game theory, evolutionary biology, geographical ecology,
plate tectonics, sustainable development, environmental scarcity and
impacts, overpopulation, natural resources their conservation and
management, climate change impacts and cartography.

 We pay by work completed, our rates are competitive and we have work
available now. The rate of pay starts at £2000 per analysis increasing with
each subsequent analysis written until the 5th analysis at which point the
rate of pay remains the same. The critical commentaries will follow a
template we have devised, and completing one should take the equivalent of
15 working days (less for those who are already familiar with the text they
write on, or who have experience in writing in non-academic contexts). Work
is done from your own home or office. We offer flexible deadlines,
generally some months in advance, that allow work to be fitted around your
other commitments, but we also welcome applications from academics with
more time and flexibility – several of our most valued associates are using
Mouseion commissions to help fund an ongoing job search.

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and writing skills, a
belief in the transformative power of knowledge, and a desire to explain a
seminal text in their field to an intelligent lay audience. Candidates
should also be organised, and able to deliver high-quality material on time
while working independently and remotely.

Successful applicants will join one of the world’s largest networks of PhD
and postdoctoral researchers, currently over 550 strong. We take pride in
offering appropriate support and an increasing range of career development

To apply send the following to the contact details below: a copy of your
CV, a covering email with a couple of lines about why you are interested
and how you heard about the project and an original (unpublished) sample of
your writing which should be no longer than 1000 words. The perfect sample
shows your ability to explain complex ideas to a less knowledgeable
audience in one of our subjects listed above. We suggest either the
proposal for your thesis, the introduction to your thesis or an unpublished
conference paper.

Please address the email to Ms. Louisa Barron (recruiting at mouseion.com),
Mr. Luca Marazzi, Senior Academic Consultant for Geography (
luca.marazzi at mouseion.com) cc-ing Ms. Stavroula Stolaki, Geography
consultant (sstolaki at gmail.com).
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