Research Fellow with 66% part-time-employment - E 13 TV-L HU (third party funding, short time for 4 years)

In the project „Challenging Populist Truth-Making in Europe: The Role of Museums in a Digital ‚Post-Truth‘ European Society“ (project leaders: Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither and Prof. Dr. Sharon Macdonald, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation), the position of an academic staff members is to be filled.

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  • Was StellenangebotResearch Fellow with 66% part-time-employment - E 13 TV-L HU (third party funding, short time for 4 years)
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The position is integrated into the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin ( and will work as part of an international research in team in close cooperation with researchers at the University College London (UCL) and the Jagiellonian University Krakow (JU). The research of the successful applicant will focus on: 1) A digital ethnography on the role of populist an emotional truth-making in the field of heritage and museums; this includes Internet ethnography, qualitative interviews, as well as  infrastructure and affordance analysis; 2) The co-design of concepts and contents for a digital museum app in cooperation with a professional software development company; the app aims at a critical engagement with processes of truth-making through young visitors – a multimedia best practice portfolio will ensure the successful integration of the project results in the field of museums and heritage.

Job description:
Scientific work in the above-mentioned research project as part of an international research team; administrative tasks, especially coordinating role in the cooperation with a professional software company; opportunity for academic qualification (doctorate).

Requirements are: an M.A. in European Ethnology / Cultural Anthropology, Media Studies or comparable disciplines with a very good degree; also required are expertise in the field of ethnographic or qualitative research, very good written and spoken German and English skills, as well as a pronounced ability to work as part of a research team.

Advantageous qualifications are: knowledge in the field of Media and Digital Anthropology or Museum and Heritage Studies; previous experience with qualitative data analysis software; Polish language skills; experience in the area of software development or content management, as well as curatorial skills (layout, image processing, exhibitions); experience in educational work, particularly in regard to young people (e.g. through teaching formats, social engagement etc.).

Please send your application (including cover letter, CV, certificates), and quoting the reference number DR/063/20, to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of European Ethnology, Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or preferably in electronic form as one PDF-file to Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

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Prof. Dr. Christop Bareither

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