Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate (PhD student)

[UHH] Universität Hamburg
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School: Humanities
Department: Cultural History & Cultural Sciences
Seminar/Institute: Institute of Social & Cultural Anthropology

Universität Hamburg invites applications for a Research Associate commencing on 1 January 2015 (PhD student).
The position is part time (19.5 hours per week) and is renumerated at the 13 TV-L salary level.

The short-term, three-year contract terminates on 31 December 2017.* The short-term nature of this contract is based upon § 2 of the Academic Short-term Contract Act (WissZeitVG).

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with Hamburg’s Higher Education Act (HmbHG).

Tasks: Duties primarily include research and teaching. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to pursue further academic qualifications, in particular a doctoral dissertation, in accordance with § 28 (1) sentence 3 of Hamburg’s Higher Education Act (HmbHG).

The student will be supervised by Prof. Dr. Habeck. The research focus is on the enactment and undoing of social norms in post-Soviet societies, as expressed in individual and collective hopes and (life) projects.

Applicants are encouraged to formulate a research proposal that puts a) practices of self-discipline or b) transgressive forms of behaviour or c) the interaction of both at the centre of attention, exploring these through field research in North or Central Asia (Russia/Siberia, the former Soviet Republics of Central Asia, and additionally Mongolia) over a period of six to twelve months.

Area(s) of responsibility: Teaching (2 hours per week) and research, as laid out above.

Requirements: A university degree in a relevant field. Good command of English and one or more of the languages spoken in the research region (see above).

In addition to the documents mentioned below the application (preferably compiled into one single PDF) should include: a list of publications, a research proposal (max. four pages) and names of two or three referees, who may be contacted for confidential letters of reference.

Severely disabled applicants will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants. Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and copies of de- gree certificate(s). The deadline for applications is 30 September 2014. Please send applications to: IfE@uni-hamburg.de (Mrs. Sarah Raabe).

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. J. Otto Habeck on 040-42838-5496 or otto.habeck@uni-hamburg.de. Alternatively, please consult our website www.ethnologie.uni-hamburg.de.

* In accordance with §§ 27, 28 of Hamburg’s Higher Education Act (HmbHG).