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Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers

09 February, 2018 19:23
Doctoral and Postdoctoral Researchers

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

Call for Applications

Application Deadline: May 1, 2018

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) wishes to appoint highly qualified candidates for up to four new research positions at the doctoral and postdoctoral level.

For all the positions, applicants should have a degree in anthropology, sociology, political science, geography, or another relevant social science. Successful applicants’ research interests, experience and publications should be relevant to themes and topics within the Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity.

For two post-doctoral positions, we are particularly looking for:

(a) innovative project proposals relating to data analysis, visualization and mapping of super-diversity and heterogeneous structures of migration, as well as proposals building on our analyses of the incorporation of diversity into social life within changing political environments (see Quantitative and, if possible, data visualization skills are required. Resources for the collection of original data are available.

(b) applications proposing ethnographic projects on contexts of social and political fragmentation in Germany or Britain. Initial contracts will be for a period of two years and are renewable for up to two years. Salary is based on the German collective bargaining agreement for civil servants (TVöD), level E 13.

Applications for two positions as doctoral fellows can be in any field relevant to the Department’s interests. At least one doctoral position will be for a candidate working on issues concerning urban diversities in African contexts.

Doctoral projects can relate to social scientific work on topics regarding:

· Organizations and institutions responding to socio-cultural heterogeneity;
· Ethnographies of urban super-diversity;
· Migration and diversification;
· Social interactions, political life and the social organization of difference.

The Max Planck Society is mainly funded by German Federal and State Governments. Max Planck Institutes provide outstanding facilities, academic resources and intellectual environments for the support of independent research.

Applicants need to submit their PhD-thesis by 1 May 2018.

Source: Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

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