Opportunities

On this page we provide information about posts available at CARMAH as well as selected programmes for which we especially invite applications. We also welcome applicants who have identified external funding sources – such as Alexander von Humboldt, DFG or EU Marie Curie – for which they wish to apply and would like us to act as host and/or supervisor.

To this end – and as we like to work with the chosen candidates to help ensure the best possible applications – please be sure to provide us with a full cv and outline proposal at least eight weeks (longer during vacation periods) before any deadline. We are also sometimes able to host externally funded visiting researchers, interns or PhD students (the latter usually via the Institute of European Ethnology). We receive many such enquiries and unfortunately can only support those of the highest quality and that have a very good fit with our research aims and profile.

Research Associate (PhD) »Object Space Agency« – DR/115/19

PhD position (m/f/d) in the Cluster of Excellence »Matters of Activity. Image Space Material« with 67% regular working time – E 13 TV-L HU (third party funding, from 01.01.2020 until 31.12.2022)

Job Description: The project »Object Space Agency« seeks to fill a doctoral student position. Anthropology and social sciences are currently discussing various ontological approaches to materiality in the so-called ‘ontological turn’. This project wants to ethnographically compare approaches that see materiality and objects as ‘active’ in contrast to widespread Western understandings that do not. Such active understandings can come from non-Western contexts. But they can also be found in highly specialised epistemic cultures of science, medicine or technology development.

The successful candidate should send an exposé that develops a comparative ethnographic exploration of selected ontologies in the broad field of environment/nature/sustainability. At least one case study should be from a non-European context. Ideas are also desired as to how ontological differences can be represented and discussed in collaboration with museums such as the Humboldt Labor in the Humboldt Forum or the Berlin Museum of Natural History.

Requirements: A completed university degree (MA or equivalent) in Social and Cultural Anthropology or a related subject; training in ethnographic research; above-average willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation; high proficiency in spoken and written English; high level of social competence, ability to work in a team.

Application Deadline: 15th September 2019

Application Process: To apply for this position, please send your application including CV, letter of motivation, degree certificates and research proposal to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Cluster of Excellence Matters of Activity. Image Space Material, Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner, Prof. Dr. Sharon Macdonald, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably by e-mail as one single PDF-document to MoA.application@hu-berlin.de with the reference number DR/115/19.

Matters of Activity’s research program can be found at here.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please visit the HU website in order to access the legally binding German version.

 

Research Fellow (PhD) »Curating Digital Images« – DR/166/19

PhD position (m/f/d) in the DFG-project »Curating Digital Images: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Affordances of Digital Images in Museum and Heritage Contexts« with 65% regular working time – E 13 TV-L HU (third party funding, from 01.12.2019 until 30.11.2022)

In the DFG-project »Curating Digital Images: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Affordances of Digital Images in Museum and Heritage Contexts« (principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither and Prof. Dr. Sharon Macdonald) in the DFG priority programme »The Digital Image«, the position of an academic staff member is to be filled. The position is integrated into the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU). The project focusses on ethnographic research on practices of digital curation related to the field of museums and heritage. It brings the competencies of CARMAH together with perspectives and approaches of media and digital anthropology.

The position advertised here will work on the topic »Curating Digital Images of Museum and Heritage Experiences on Social Media«. In addition to the predominantly ethnographic research in this field, the researcher will be involved in a cooperation with the Institute for Library and Information Science at HU Berlin and will also make a significant contribution to the theoretical-conceptual debates within the DFG priority programme. 

Job DescriptionScientific Research Services within the research project »Curating Digital Images: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Affordances of Digital Images in Museum and Heritage Contexts«in particular practices of digital curation related to the field of museums and heritage; tasks pertaining to scientific qualification (PhD).

RequirementsM.A. in European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology, Media Studies or comparable disciplines with a very good degree; expertise in the field of ethnographic or qualitative research; prior knowledge in the field of Media and Digital Anthropology or Museum and Heritage Studies as well as previous experience with qualitative data analysis software are advantageous; very good written and spoken German and English skills.

Application Deadline: 9th October 2019

Application Process: To apply for this position, please send your application including cover letter, CV and certificates and quoting the reference number DR/166/19 to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of European Ethnology, Anna Szöke (located: Mohrenstr. 40), Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or preferably in electronic form as one PDF-file to carmah.ee@hu-berlin.de

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please also visit the HU-website , which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

Research Fellow (PhD) »Curating Digital Images« – DR/167/19

PhD position (m/f/d) in the DFG-project »Curating Digital Images: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Affordances of Digital Images in Museum and Heritage Contexts« with 65% regular working time – E 13 TV-L HU (third party funding, from 01.12.2019 until 30.11.2022)

In the DFG-project »Curating Digital Images: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Affordances of Digital Images in Museum and Heritage Contexts« (principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither and Prof. Dr. Sharon Macdonald) in the DFG priority programme »The Digital Image«, the position of an academic staff member is to be filled. The position is integrated into the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU). The project focusses on ethnographic research on practices of digital curation related to the field of museums and heritage. It brings the competencies of CARMAH together with perspectives and approaches of media and digital anthropology.

The position advertised here will work on the topic »Curating Digital Images of Museum and Heritage Experiences on Social Media«. In addition to the predominantly ethnographic research in this field, the researcher will be involved in a cooperation with the Institute for Library and Information Science at HU Berlin and will also make a significant contribution to the theoretical-conceptual debates within the DFG priority programme. 

Job DescriptionScientific Research Services within the research project »Curating Digital Images: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Affordances of Digital Images in Museum and Heritage Contexts«in particular practices of digital curation related to the field of museums and heritage; tasks pertaining to scientific qualification (PhD).

RequirementsM.A. in European Ethnology/Cultural Anthropology, Media Studies or comparable disciplines with a very good degree; expertise in the field of ethnographic or qualitative research; prior knowledge in the field of Media and Digital Anthropology or Museum and Heritage Studies as well as previous experience with qualitative data analysis software are advantageous; very good written and spoken German and English skills.

Application Deadline: 9th October 2019

Application Process: To apply for this position, please send your application including cover letter, CV and certificates and quoting the reference number DR/167/19 to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of European Ethnology, Anna Szöke (located: Mohrenstr. 40), Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or preferably in electronic form as one PDF-file to carmah.ee@hu-berlin.de

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please also visit the HU-website , which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

Student Assistant in the Field of Media and Digital Anthropology – 39/2019

Student assistant position (m/f/d) for Prof. Christoph Bareither with 40 working hours per month at 12,50 €/h (from 01.01.2020 until 31.12.2021, and possible extension)

Job Description:

  • Assistance in the field of European Ethnology, with a focus on Media and Digital Anthropology
  • Literature research and procurement
  • Preparation of (and participation in) courses
  • Preparation of teaching materials
  • Support in preparation of lecture and conference materials

Requirements:

  • Studies in a discipline pertinent to the job description (European Ethnology)
  • Skills in the common Office-programs, interest in PC-technology/software
  • Good English language skills
  • Interest in the field of research and teaching in Media and Digital Anthropology

Application Deadline: 30th September 2019

Application Process: To apply for this position, please send your application including CV, letter of motivation, degree certificates to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Insitut für Europäische Ethnologie, Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither, Mohrenstraße 41, 10117 Berlin within the deadline (above) with the reference number 39/2019.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please visit the HU website in order to access the legally binding German version.

Student Assistant in DFG-project »Curating Digital Images« – 40/2019

Student assistant position (m/f/d) for the DFG-project »Curating Digital Images« with 40 working hours per month at 12,50 €/h (third-party funding, from 01.01.2020 until 31.12.2021)

Job Description:

  • Assistance in the DFG-project »Curating Digital Images«
  • Literature research and procurement, literature database input
  • Assistance in organisation of workshops
  • Field research / participation in events
  • Transcription and coding

Requirements:

  • Studies in a discipline pertinent to the job description (European Ethnology)
  • Skills in the common Office-programs
  • Good English language skills
  • Interest in the field of the research project

Application Deadline: 30th September 2019

Application Process: To apply for this position, please send your application including CV, letter of motivation, degree certificates to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Insitut für Europäische Ethnologie, Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither, Mohrenstraße 41, 10117 Berlin within the deadline (above) with the reference number 40/2019.

In addition to the printed version, please send your digital application to: christoph.bareither@hu-berlin.de

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please visit the HU website in order to access the legally binding German version.

Student Assistant in MA Student Project – 31/2019

Student assistant position (m/f/d) for the MA student project  »Curating the Digital in Everyday Life« with 40 working hours per month at 12,50 €/h (from 01.11.2019 until 31.01.2021)

Job Description:

  • Assistance in the conceptual development of a range of digital courses in the field of European Ethnology
  • Preparation and involvement with teaching materials
  • Guidance of students
  • Participation in the advanced training program bologna.lab
  • Assistance in the development of a digital exhibition in the context of the MA student project »Curating the Digital in Everyday Life«
  • Compilation of a Best Practice portfolio for documentation of the project for potential follow-up projects

Requirements:

  • Studies in a discipline pertinent to the job description (European Ethnology)
  • Experience with content-related or aesthetic design of websites, e.g. WordPress and/or experience with blogs, social media etc.
  • Skills in the common Office-programs
  • Interest in the didactic aspects of digital teaching
  • Strong interest in and basic knowledge of the field of Media and Digital Anthropology

Application Deadline: 30th September 2019

Application Process: To apply for this position, please send your application including CV, letter of motivation, degree certificates to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Insitut für Europäische Ethnologie, Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither, Mohrenstraße 41, 10117 Berlin within the deadline (above) with the reference number 31/2019.

In addition to the printed version, please send your digital application to: christoph.bareither@hu-berlin.de

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please visit the HU website in order to access the legally binding German version.