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2 Post-Doc Fellowships at the Department for European Ethnology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Academic personnel, full-time)

Fellowship description

  • Academic participation in Professor Sharon Macdonald’s Alexander von Humboldt Professorship project Making Differences in Berlin: Transforming Museums and Heritage in the 21st Century.
  • Implementation of independently defined research on one or other of the following project themes: Transforming the Ethnographic or Representing Islam.
  • Contribution to the wider research activities of the whole team.
  • Giving support to PhD students working on the same theme.
  • Limited amounts of research-linked teaching.
  • Organizing events.
  • Publication and dissemination of research in international academic conferences and journals, as well as in more publicly-oriented venues and forms.
  • Contribution towards designing a new postgraduate programme in museum and heritage studies.


  • An excellent academic record with relevant undergraduate training and a doctorate in Social Anthropology, European Ethnology or an equivalent discipline that is highly relevant to the project and theme applied for.
  • Published work of an international standard in English or German.
  • High level of competency in English and German.
  • Evidence of initiative and collaboration, such as conference organization or editing.

For further information about these themes, please refer to the overall project agenda of CARMaH.

Application documents

Please submit the following:

  • A covering letter explaining suitability for the post.
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of publications in English or German (including indication of percentage of work undertaken where publications are joint).
  • A project proposal (max. 2 sides) on one or other of the themes.
  • Two selected publications or thesis chapters (20,000 words max. in total).
  • Contact details for 3 referees

The official German-language job advertisement is available here.


Documents should be submitted electronically, including the above stated application reference, to (Prof. Sharon Macdonald).

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is an equal opportunity employer and particularly welcomes applications from women and from minorities. In case of equal qualification severely disabled applicants will receive preferential consideration.

Employment classification: Academic personnel, full-time (E13 TV-L HU)

Employment duration: until 30th September 2020

Application reference: DR/160/15

Application deadline: 8th January 2016

Katherine Walker, LL.M.
Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Philosophische Fakultät I
Institut für Europäische Ethnologie

Postanschrift: Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin
Sitz: Mohrenstr. 40/41
10117 Berlin

Tel.: 030/2093-70881
Fax: 030/2093-70842



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