Research fellows at the postdoctoral level, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany. Deadline: 3 May 2021.
The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen (Department for SocioCultural Diversity) is seeking to appoint Research fellows (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter*innen) at the postdoctoral level. The envisaged starting date should be between 1 July 2021 and 1 October 2021 (full-time, fixed-term).
Position a. The successful applicant will be part of a team conducting the project “Diversity assent in urban Germany” (DivA). The position requires good quantitative skills, and ideally experience in analyzing survey data. It entails work on the DivA project in the form of data analysis and contributing to publications in scientific journals. In addition, the successful candidate will have the opportunity to pursue other themes.
Position b. Successful applicants should work on self-proposed projects related to: the public understanding of diversity, modes of diversity assent; the politics of diversity, equality, or anti-discrimination and anti-racism; (self-) representations of difference. In line with the departmental focus, projects should relate to European or African contexts.
Escuela Internacional de Musicosophia, in Germany, trains people to listen deeply to classical music. They have suggested that their training may well be relevant to intercultural dialogue, and have shared steps and a meditation video with CID.
The 2020 CID Video Competition asked students to focus on listening, as listening is how intercultural dialogue starts. Listening is what happens when people stop focusing on what they say or do, and start attending to what someone else is saying or doing. Without listening, there can be no intercultural dialogue.
Putting these two together suggests that spending a little time learning to listen carefully to classical music might be useful training for engaging in intercultural dialogue. First, read the steps. Then, view the videotape by clicking on the image above. Try it and let us know what you think.
2 PHD Studentships, “The media portrayal of majority and minority groups,” at Technical University of Munich / TUM School of Governance, Munich, Germany. Deadline: 18 December 2020.
Both applicants will be core members of the Emmy Noether Junior Research Group “The media portrayal of majority and minority groups.” The group is newly funded by the German Research Foundation and led at TUM by Stefanie Walter. It aims at analyzing similarities and differences in the media portrayal of majority and minority groups by studying them comparatively.
Position 1: Focus on qualitative content analysis.
The position will focus on the project’s qualitative component with an emphasis on qualitative content analysis and methods. The doctoral researcher will be actively involved in the project’s research activities, including the design and implementation of studies. They will also be expected to help co-author articles based on this project for publication and have the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
Position 2: Focus on automated text analysis/computational social science content analysis.
The position will focus on the project’s quantitative component with an emphasis on automated content analysis and quantitative social science. The doctoral researcher will be actively involved in the project’s research activities, including the design and implementation of studies. They will also be expected to help co-author articles based on this project for publication and have the opportunity to pursue a doctoral degree.
Research position in Sociology of Transnationalization and Social Anthropology with Prof. Dr. Antje Missbach, Faculty of Sociology, University of Bielefield, Germany, starting 1 March 2021, for 5 years. Deadline: 1 December 2020.
independent research in the field of sociology of global/transnational migration and mobility, with special consideration of migratory movement in the Global South and collaboration in developing new research projects in the fields of forced displacement, maritime migration and transit migration (70 %)
teaching in the field of sociology of global/transnational migration and mobility, to the extent of 4 LVS incl. the mentoring of students (20 %)
collaboration in academic self-administration and general university administration (10 %)
scientific university degree (Master’s, Magister, Diploma, First State Examination or equivalent) in Sociology or related Social Sciences
completed PhD in in Sociology or related Social Sciences, with specialisation in Migration and/or Refugee studies
extensive knowledge in and publications on migratory movements and asylum policies in the Global South, preferably Asia
very good English skills (oral and written)
very good language skills (oral and written) in a non-European language
independent, responsible and committed work
significant organizational and coordinating skills
cooperative and teamoriented working style
Secretary General ENHANCE, Department of International Affairs, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany. Deadline: 6 November 2020.
The ENHANCE network is an alliance of 7 leading European technical universities which was established in response to the European University Initiative. Technische Universität Berlin is the coordinating university in the network. With a vision to “drive responsible societal transformation by enhancing a strong alliance of European Universities of Technology, empowering people to develop and use science and technology responsibly and turn global challenges into opportunities”, the ENHANCE partner universities aim to use the three-year funding period to lay the foundation for structures which enable the unrestricted mobility of students, researchers, and employees of the universities.
Research Associate (PostDoc), Europa-Universität Flensburg, Flensburg, Germany. Deadline: 30 November 2020.
As this job announcement is open to candidates from all disciplines, the position’s institutional affiliation within EUF is currently undefined. The employment start date of 1 March 2021 may be modified if the selected candidate is contractually bound to a specific position.
Within the scope of the advertised position, the selected candidate should develop and submit to the German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), for example within the funding lines of the DFG’s Individual Research Grants program, Emmy Noether Program, a funding application for her/his own position and hence for the continuation of her/his research at Europa-Universität Flensburg. Through this start-up funding, EUF aims to promote and support early-stage researchers by giving them access to special qualification and employment opportunities.
This year’s call for proposals targets early-stage scholars with experience in a discipline represented by Europa-Universität Flensburg. The planned research project can be based outside of the university’s existing research centers, or can be connected to these. It is expected to be an innovative project that ties in with the academic profile of the corresponding discipline.
Multiple Fellowships and Postdocs, Zakunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany. Deadline: 15 October 2020 or rolling (depending on opportunity).
The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Konstanz. It offers 2-year and 5-year fellowships as well as a diverse support network to promote the independence of early career researchers. Researchers at the postdoctoral level perform research without administrative constraints and have the freedom to engage in meaningful exchange with other up-and-coming colleagues and with distinguished senior researchers.
2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships are for all those in the early stage of their career who plan to develop and implement an independent research project. Deadline: 15 October 2020.
5-year Research Fellowships promote researchers with significant work experience at the postdoctoral level aiming for a career in academia. Research Fellows build their own academic identity by leading an independent research group at the University of Konstanz. Deadline: 15 October 2020.
Senior Fellows are established guest scholars from the natural sciences, humanities or social sciences who join the Zukunftskolleg for a research stay and work with the fellows. Rolling deadline.
Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz, or to one of the Clusters of Excellence at the University of Konstanz: “Politics of Inequality”and the “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour”. Rolling deadline.
Call for papers: Communication history of international organisations and NGOs: Questions, research perspectives, topics, Zentrum für Medien-, Kommunikations- und Informationsforschung (ZeMKI [Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research]), University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany, April 22-23, 2021. Deadline: September 1, 2020.
The International ZeMKI Conference 2021 will focus on a topic that has thus far received little attention from historians of communication and media: the communication history of international organizations. Since the second half of the 19th century, for numerous and diverse areas of social life, globally active international organizations of varying degrees of institutionalization and scope, both non-governmental and intergovernmental, have been founded and have dedicated themselves to the global challenges of the first modern age. The most famous of these is certainly the League of Nations, which was established in 1919 as the predecessor institution of the UN.
From a communication and media-historical perspective, international organizations played a highly visible role in the transnational intertwining and consolidation processes of journalism, culture, media, politics, technology and the public sphere in the 19th and 20th centuries. Topics include:
- The communication and communication management of international organizations
- International organizations, media and journalism
- International organizations in the public sphere and public debates
- Theories, methods, sources
3 PHD Studentships in Migration-related topics, Faculty of Business and Globalization, Department for Migration and Globalization and Department for E-Governance, Danube University Krems, Germany. Deadline: 26 June 2020.
- PhD Studentship in Global Governance of Forced Migration
- PhD Studentship in International Migration and Mobility
- PhD Studentship in Migration Modelling
These studentships are part of the interdisciplinary research project “Smart Migration and Asylum Governance (SMAG)”, which aims to contribute to a better understanding of the governance of asylum and migration. This involves research aimed at a better understanding of the effects of migration and asylum policies on cross-border mobilities and mobility choices as well as research focusing on the dynamics of international cooperation in the context of forced displacement. SMAG research evaluates asylum and migration policy options in connection to other societal and political goals.
Call for applications: Junior Fellowships in Global History, Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Freiburg, Germany, and International Balzan Prize Foundation. Deadline: March 31, 2020.
Available: up to four six-month fellowships. The fellowships are funded from the Balzan Prize for Global History awarded to Professor Jürgen Osterhammel by the Fondazione Internationale Premio Balzan. They are addressed to scholars preparing a post-doctoral research monograph (‘second book’) on a global history topic, preferably focused on the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. ‘Global history’ is to be understood in a broad sense including the study of cross-cultural connectivity, comparative approaches and the history of global thought and imaginaries. An additional interest in the theory and methodology of global (and/or transnational) history is welcome and should be specified in the application.
Fellows will join the multidisciplinary – and mainly English-speaking – community at FRIAS and will have full access to the facilities and activities of the Institute as well as to the rich academic life at Freiburg University. They have no formal obligations apart from presenting their work to the FRIAS Humanities and Social Sciences Colloquium and joining Jürgen Osterhammel and the co-director of the Balzan-FRIAS Project in Global History, Professor Stefanie Gänger (Heidelberg), in occasional workshops and informal discussions on conceptual issues of global history. Full-time presence at FRIAS is expected as the main purpose of the fellowship is to provide time for undisturbed work on a book project.