I spread the job offer you are referring to. I am sorry to hear they ask such questions. I didn't know about it and I find it as shocking as you do. I came to know about the offer through the Imperial College London mailing list and not because I have contacts with Ocean2012. Given the limited time I have I do not control in detail all the offers I forward to the Network. Here it is to choose between sending them even though issues such as yours may arise or not sending them at all. Since I believe all the emerging ethnobiologists (EE) of this network are as able as you are to judge each offer I'd rather send them than not.
Therefore I strongly thank you for your email that will save other EE from your same shock.
All the best
On 25/01/2011 15:59, Verroust Vincent wrote:
Thank you "EmergingEthnoNetwork" for spreading interesting announcements.
Anyway, after reading the application form for "Ocean2012 job", I must say that I found it quite shocking : even if the answers are optional, I can't see what's the point of asking appliants about their sexual orientation, religion and "ethnic origin" - wich sounds not scientific at all and quite ethically doubtful, to say the least.
If people really matters for these economists, I think they should consider people regardless to the sexual orientation, belief, disability, color of the skin and "origins".
Sorry if you find this message useless, but I just can't keep silent about this kind of obnoxious discrimination. I hope you'll understand, or agree !
Vincent from France
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2011 16:10:58 +0100
Subject: [EmergingEthnoNetwork] Oceans2012 job
The New Economics Foundation - a coalition of European NGOs set up by Pew working towards reform of the EU Common Fisheries Policy - offers a part-time job for a coordinator for the Oceans2012 project,