Doctoral and Postdoctoral Positions, The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity (Department for Socio-Cultural Diversity) is seeking to appoint

1. up to four researchers (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter/innen) at the doctoral and postdoctoral level

Applicants should have a degree in anthropology, sociology, political science, or geography. Applicants for the postdoctoral positions should have an excellent PhD, publications and envisage a research career.

Their research experience and publications should be relevant to the research areas of the department.

Applicants for a doctoral position should have a research project in mind for their PhD (and send a brief description of about one page), but need not have a fully developed proposal. Advanced PhD students may also apply for one- or two-year writing-up scholarships. Please note: the Max Planck Institute does not award doctorates; PhD students should independently enroll in universities. Presence at the Göttingen institute is required.

Very good spoken and written English is required.

The successful applicants will contribute to the department’s research relating to

– social interactions in contexts of diversity,

– organisations, institutions and diversity (including e.g. cities or NGOs),

– superdiversity and its consequences.

Initial contracts will be for two years and are renewable to up to 4 years (for PhDs) and up to six years (for postdoctoral fellows). Salary will be based on the German public service scale TVöD, level E 13 (50% for PhDs). The envisaged starting date is 1 June 2013.

The deadline for electronic (one file please) or postal applications is

6 February 2013.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a list of publications, and the names and contact details of two potential referees. PhD applicants in particular should send a record of university courses and performance.

Interviews will be held in the first half of March 2013.

2. two one-year postdoctoral researchers

Scholars whose research relates to the substantive concerns of the department’s research programme and whose PhDs have been submitted by 1 June 2013 are eligible to apply. The fellowship is intended to provide the basis for developing a new research project or writing the PhD thesis into publications. The fellowship holders are expected to take part in the academic life of the institute.

Fellowships will begin on 1 September or 1 October 2013.

The deadline for electronic (one file please) or postal applications is

1 June 2013. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a list of publications, a research/writing plan for the period of the fellowship and the names and contact details of two potential referees. Please also send an electronic copy of the PhD-thesis or sample chapters. These will of course be treated confidentially.

Based on the guidelines of the Max-Planck Society, fellowships entail a monthly stipend of approximately € 1.468 to € 1.621 (German nationals) or € 2.100 to € 3.000 (foreign nationals). Stipends are not subject to income tax or obligatory social security contributions.

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.

Applications should be sent to: Frau C. Albern, Max-Planck-Institut zur Erforschung multireligiöser und multiethnischer Gesellschaften, Hermann-Föge-Weg 11, D-37073 Göttingen (per post), or electronically to VWE@mmg.mpg.de

For further details about the positions contact Prof. Dr. Karen Schönwälder at schoenwaelder@mmg.mpg.de

Call:

http://www.mmg.mpg.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Stellen/2012_Ausschreibungen_researchers_postdocs.pdf