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The Department “Anthropology of Economic Experimentation” at Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is offering 1 Postdoctoral position in migration and mobilities studies

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The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is one of the leading centres for research in social anthropology. Common to all research projects at the Max Planck Institute is the comparative analysis of social change; it is primarily in this domain that its researchers contribute to anthropological theory, though many programmes also have applied significance and political topicality.

The Department “Anthropology of Economic Experimentation” is offering

1 Postdoctoral position in migration and mobilities studies
(starting as early as possible after 1 July 2021)

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
We are seeking a postdoctoral scholar who has the highest potential for advancing mobility studies from the perspective of economic anthropology. The postholder will develop new lines of enquiries about mobilities and socioeconomic changes based on his/her own research and documentary evidence that the Department accumulates. The postholder must have carried out in-depth field research related to migration and economy, and is committed to broad conceptualization beyond case studies. The postholder will also advance global, cross-disciplinary conversations by developing networks and organizing a small number of events.

Your Profile
Applicants should either be in possession of a Ph.D. in anthropology, sociology or a related discipline or submit evidence indicating that such a dissertation will be finished and submitted before the designated starting date.

Our Offer
The postdoctoral positions (TVöD E13) will be for a duration of 2 years, renewable to a third year. Employment will be on a full-time contractual basis. The workplace is Halle/Saale (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany). The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology offers a diverse, international, flexible and stimulating work environment, with support for training and professional development opportunities.

The Max-Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals. The Max Planck Society strives to ensure gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society seeks to increase the number of women in those areas where they are underrepresented and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Deadline: 1 June 2021


Please submit your application materials electronically by following the link for vacancies on our homepage (under ‘Career’), or by going directly to the online application form using the link below.

Applicants should send the following documentation:
• cover letter
• CV, including list of publications
• 2 writing samples (chapter or article length)
• 1-2 page summary of Ph.D. thesis
• short (1-2 pages) proposal for the work (this will form a basis for discussion if the applicant is short-listed).
• photocopies of university degrees
• names of two referees

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Personnel Administration
Janka Diallo (jdiallo[at]eth.mpg.de)

We look forward to receiving your completed online application.


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Janka Diallo

jdiallo[ at ]eth.mpg.de