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Vacancy: Position for a Doctoral Student (4 years)

We are looking for a doctoral student to be part of the research project “Visions of the Social: The Transformation of State Planning in Postcolonial India” at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich, which is funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Starting date

August 1st, 2019

Terms of employment

Employment for four years at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies, University of Zurich, according to the Guidelines of the Swiss National Science Foundation.

Project

For more information about the project: http://www.research-projects.uzh.ch/p22817.htm. The PhD student will examine local implications of financialized forms of social service provision in North India.

We offer

    • Extensive supervision by the principal investigator, Dr. Sandra Bärnreuther, and the main supervisor, Prof. Johannes Quack
    • A dynamic and innovative research setting in a lively department with a motivated faculty interested in collaboration and academic exchange
    • The opportunity to join the „Swiss Graduate Program in Anthropology“ (http://anthropology.cuso.ch)
    • National and international networks
    • A competitive salary

Responsibilities

  • Realization of a research project to achieve a PhD in social anthropology
  • Presentation of results at conferences, preparation of publications, and contributions to joint publications
  • Co-organization of workshops

Requirements

  • M.A. (or an equivalent university degree) that qualifies you for a doctorate in social anthropology
  • Research experience
  • Theoretical and empirical interest in the fields of medical anthropology and/or political anthropology and/or economic anthropology
  • Interest in South Asia
  • Knowledge of Hindi is an advantage
  • Independence and ability to work in teams

Application

We are looking forward to your application. Please enclose the following documents:

  • Cover letter with an indication of your research interests
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • A writing sample (e.g. articles, M.A. thesis)
  • Copies of your degrees
  • Addresses of two persons who can be contacted for a letter of recommendation

Please send your documents in one pdf to sandra.baernreuther@uzh.ch.

Contact

ISEK-Ethnologie
Andreasstrasse 15
8050 Zürich
https://www.isek.uzh.ch/en.html

Please do not hesitate to contact Sandra Bärnreuther for questions regarding the project and application procedure.

Application deadline

25.01.2019

Vacancy Postdoc-Position in Social Anthropology

at the Department of Social Anthropology and Cultural Studies (ISEK), Chair of Prof. Dr. Johannes Quack, University of Zurich, Switzerland.

We offer

A dynamic, innovative and collaborative academic environment, excellent opportunities for research (including financial support and the option of research / writing sabbaticals), financial support for the hosting and attendance of conferences and workshops, strong administrative backing, and a motivated faculty interested in academic exchange.

Responsibilities

As a Postdoc, you will work on your own research project(s), teach and supervise students on BA- and MA-levels (three classes per year, i.e. 1,5 per semester), and contribute to other fields of activity, such as: participation in the Social Anthropology Colloquium Series and other events organized at ISEK, support of the chair in administrative tasks, participation in committees and commissions.

Terms of employment

The position offers attractive working conditions and a competitive salary (employment of 75% according to cantonal guidelines). Initially, the employment is limited to three years but may be extended up to nine years on the basis of positive evaluations.

Requirements

A PhD in Social Anthropology or related disciplines, as well as experience in research and teaching. Desired, but not necessary are theoretical and empirical interests in the fields of the anthropology of religion and/or ethics and/or knowledge/science and/or medical anthropology, interest in South Asia as well as German language skills.

Starting date

August 1, 2019 or by mutual agreement.

Application

We are looking forward to your application. Please enclose the following documents:

  • Cover letter with an indication of your research interests and future research plans
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Two samples of published work, e.g. articles or chapters of the PhD dissertation
  • Copies of degrees
  • Two references with whom we may seek contact.

Contact

For questions regarding the application process: Georg Winterberger, Executive Director (+41 44 635 22 17, georg.winterberger@uzh.ch)

For questions regarding the profile: Prof. Dr. Johannes Quack (+41 44 635 22 42, johannes.quack@uzh.ch)

Please send your documents to pia.kumar@uzh.ch or the following postal address:
Georg Winterberger
University of Zurich
ISEK – Ethnologie
Andreasstr. 15
8050 Zurich, Switzerland

Application deadline

15.01.2019 - Interviews will be scheduled in February 2019.