Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity: Postdocs for 2022 (Germany)

PostdocsResearch fellows at the postdoctoral level, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen, Germany. Deadline: 5 December 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 starting date should be 1 June 2022. Contracts will be full-time for 3 years.

Successful applicants will pursue own research interests and cooperate with team members on projects relating to:

  • ambivalences of diversity assent
  • contested categories of difference
  • recognition and equality of disadvantaged populations (following on from Institute projects on urban diversity policies and political organizations

In line with the departmental focus, projects should relate to European or African contexts.

There is a separate call for a postdoc for the Max Planck Research Group Ageing in a Time of Mobility, with a start date of Spring 2022. This is a global and interdisciplinary project that investigates the interconnections between two key phenomena in the twenty-first century: ageing populations and global migration, and the new social transformations that they jointly shape. The group explores how older persons are embedded in global and translocal networks and communities and how inequalities, restrictive border regimes, and processes of displacement shape experiences of ageing and intergenerational relationships. The group focusses on the migration and mobility experiences of older populations in regions of the world that are rapidly ageing, but which have been less visible in research agendas – Asia, Africa and Latin America.

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity: Postdocs (Germany)

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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. 

Minnesota State U: Postdoc (USA)

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Communication Studies, Teacher-Scholar Post-Doctoral Fellow, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN. Deadline: April 13 2021.

Minnesota State University, Mankato, Department of Communication Studies seeks a one-year Teacher-Scholar Postdoctoral Fellow whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. The appointment will begin August 16, 2021 and end May 9, 2022. The department is seeking a specialist in Communication Studies to teach Health Communication and/or Intercultural Communication and other courses in the department. Courses in the department are taught on-campus, hyflex, and online. A formal mentoring process will be provided as part of the Postdoctoral Fellowship. The successful candidate is expected to maintain an active record of scholarship, continue professional preparation, contribute to student growth and development, and provide service to the university and department.