Max-Planck Institute Postdoctoral Fellowship at MAX-CAM Research Centre in Germany, 2018

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The Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Department of Religious Diversity in Gottingen is now accepting applications for Postdoctoral Fellowship (one postdoctoral position) in the new MAX-CAM Research Centre in Germany.

The postdoc is expected to manage his/her own research independently but contributes to the joint activities and outputs of the Centre, including working closely with the team of four Research Associates in the Centre in Cambridge and one Associate who will be based in Halle.

The Max Planck Society is Germany’s most successful research organization. Since its founding in 1948, 18 Nobel Prize laureates have been among the scientists. It is on the same level as the world’s best and most respected research institutes.

Course Level: Fellowship is available to pursue Postdoctoral programme.

Study Subject: The Centre is devoted to the study of social change with a focus on interconnections between economic and ethical change. It is anticipated that the researcher appointed to the position in Göttingen will have a strong background in religious anthropology and the study of religious networks in Asia.

Scholarship Award: The Postdoctoral position (TVöD E13) is offered until the end of the project (31.12.2021). The workplace is Göttingen, except when undertaking field research.

Number of Scholarships: One position is available.

Scholarship can be taken in Germany

Eligibility: The following criteria must be met in order for applicants to be eligible for the scholarship:

Good research skills, the ability to work in a team, and communication skills with good written and spoken English are required. Applicants should be in possession of a PhD in anthropology, religious studies, or Asian area studies.

Nationality: International applicants are eligible to apply for this fellowship program.

College Admission Requirement

Entrance Requirements: Applicants should be in possession of a PhD in anthropology, religious studies, or Asian area studies.

English Language Requirements: Applicants must have communication skills with good written and spoken English are required.

Postdoctoral Scholarships

How to Apply: Please submit your application electronically by 9 October 2017 to vdvoffice-at-mmg.mpg.de

Applicants should send the following documentation:

  • Cover letter
  • CV including a list of publications
  • Two-page summary of the proposed research, which should demonstrate clear links both to the applicant’s previous work and qualifications and to the respective research field
  • One writing sample (e.g. a published work, or a chapter from a PhD)
  • University degrees Informal inquiries may be directed to Peter van der Veer (vanderveer-at-mmg.mpg.de)

Application Deadline: Please submit your application electronically by October 9, 2017.

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