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Juniorprofessur (S-W1) Institut für Europäische Ethnologie der HUB und Museum für Naturkunde (MfN) Berlin

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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities I, Department of European Ethnology and the Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin (MfN) invite applications for a

S-Junior Professorship of Europäische Ethnologie/Sociocultural Anthropology

from the 1st of January 2017.

The successful candidate will develop the intersections between anthropology and science studies within the research environment of an integrated research museum and an international university research centre. The position will strengthen the existing links in research and teaching that the MfN has developed with the HU Berlin. The professorship will be part of an international research group at the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMaH) – funded by the Alexander-von-Humboldt Foundation and directed by Prof. Sharon Macdonald – that will inquire into heritage and museum practices and the ongoing transformation of the MfN.

The successful candidate will have a strong academic track-record, including ethnographic research in a museum, other scientific organization or natural science context, and will be aware of approaches in science studies. A background in current fields of the MfN-research, e.g. biodiversity research or public engagement with science, as well as experience in conducting ethnographic research in German-speaking institutions and contexts is desirable. The capability to teach courses in the BA and MA “Europäische Ethnologie” (sociocultural anthropology), particularly within a format of research-based learning, to supervise dissertations in the field of science studies and museum research as well as to contribute towards obtaining external funding and a willingness to undertake administration is required.

The successful applicant is expected to have completed an excellent dissertation in sociocultural anthropology or a related, ethnographically-oriented discipline, to be proficient in using ethnographic research methods, and will be required to demonstrate research and teaching capabilities. Your application must include a CV (including copies of degree certificates), a list of publications, a description of your teaching experience as well as a research plan and an outline of anticipated teaching for the “Europäische Ethnologie” (sociocultural anthropology) degree programmes (approx. 2 pages per description/outline).

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for appointments of junior professorial appointments in accordance with § 102a of the ‘Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.

HU an MfN are seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

Please send your application within 4 weeks and quoting reference number JP/006/16 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Philosophische Fakultät I, Dekanin Prof Metzler, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin and in electronic form to Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please visit our website, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

Institut für Europäische Ethnologie
Geschäftsführende Direktorin
Prof. Dr. Beate Binder
Mohrenstraße 41 – D 10117 Berlin
Fon +49-(0)30-2093-70840/-70845 – Fax -70842


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