Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
January 30, 2018
Starting at 54700.00
Full Time - Non-Faculty, Entry Level
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) wishes to appoint highly qualified candidates for two new research positions at the postdoctoral level. 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:
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 http://www.mmg.mpg.de/research/all-projects/diversity-and-contact-divcon/). Quantitative and, if possible, data visualization skills are Resources for the collection of original data are available.
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 up to two years. Salary is based on the German collective bargaining agreement for civil servants (TVöD), level E 13. Applicants need to submit their PhD-thesis by 1 May 2018.
For all positions, very good spoken and written English is required. [The working language of the Institute is English, and publications in English-language academic journals and books are prioritized.] Residence in Göttingen is required.
Applications should include: a cover letter noting the position applied for and describing the applicant’s career trajectory and interests, CV, a short outline of the proposed research project and the names and contact details of three potential referees.
Deadlinefor all applications is2 March 2018.
The positions should begin between 1 June 2018 and 1 October 2018.
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. Max Planck Institutes are not tied to universities. There are no teaching obligations for staff, but teaching and other forms of co-operation with universities is possible.
The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women across the sciences. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Following its commitment to equal opportunities employment policies, the Max Planck Society especially encourages applications from persons with a disability.
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About Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (www.mmg.mpg.de) is a publicly-funded research centre. It is a constituent institute of the Max Planck Society (www.mpg.de), Germany's premier research organization. The institute is multi-disciplinary, dedicated to the comparative study of diversity and complexity in societies worldwide.
The Max Planck Society wishes to increase the participation of women wherever they are underrepresented; therefore, applications from women are particularly welcome.
Following its commitment to an equal opportunities employment policy, the Max Planck Society also especially encourages handicapped persons to submit their applications.