1 Doctoral Position in the Working Group “Modes of Anthropological Knowledge Production”

July 01, 2024

Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg (MLU), Faculty of Philosophy I, Department for Anthropology and
Philosophy, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, offers a temporary position (up to 36 months)
starting on 1 October 2024.

The position is a part-time employment (65 %). The salary will be up to pay group 13 TV-L (according to the collective wage agreement of the German federal states), if the personal requirements and tasks are fulfilled.

The position is part of the International Max Planck Research School “Global Multiplicity: A Social Anthropology for the Now“, a cooperation between the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Leipzig University and FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg.

Situated at Martin Luther University within the working group “Modes of Anthropological Knowledge Production” of the supervising Chair Prof. Dr. Asta Vonderau, the position is related to the IMPRS-GM thematic group “Re-ordering Economics” which addresses the deep integration of the economy with seemingly non-economic realms, such as governance, law, religion, health, leisure, education, and private life in today’s world. The research involves detailed case studies, unravelling these connections, predicting their future trajectories, and rethinking foundational concepts (https://www.imprs-gm.mpg.de/3367/economic_re-ordering).

Within this framework, the doctoral project must apply ethnographic methods, position its conceptual framing clearly in Anthropology and focus on late industrial constellations, processes and interactions in the context of ecological crises or on local-planetary strategies addressing them. The applicant’s willingness to engage with institutionalized research fields (industry, corporations, administration, panels and boards, expert communities) that are oftentimes discussed under the label of ‘studying up’ in social and cultural anthropology is desirable, as is a high level of reflexivity as well as openness to collaborative and multimo dal ways of research.

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