Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology: 3 PhD positions 1006 views

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology invites applications for 3 PhD positions for the DFG Emmy Noether Junior Research Group: ‘The Bureaucratization of Islam and its Socio-Legal Dimensions in Southeast Asia’


  • Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to teamwork, be open to critical feedback, and be willing to position their individual research within a shared meta-conceptual framework.
  • Applicant is required have outstanding academic writing and communication skills in English.
  • Applicants must possess intermediate or at least basic proficiency in the language(s) necessary to conduct fieldwork in their proposed field sites, as well as a strong commitment to systematically improving these language skills.
  • Applicant must have evident knowledge of, and first-hand practical experience with qualitative research methods, particularly ethnographic methods, is desirable.
  • Applicants from disciplines other than Anthropology are also encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must hold Master’s degree in Anthropology or other relevant disciplines (e.g. Area Studies, Islamic Studies, Sociology, Cultural Studies, Socio-Legal Studies, Media Studies).
  • Applicants from Southeast Asia are encouraged to consider conducting research in a country in the region other than their country of origin.
  • Qualifies and interested applicants must submit a research proposal addressing this conceptual framework.

Duration: 03 years.

Job location: Halle/Saale (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany), except when undertaking field research.


Applicants must send the following documentation:

  • Apply online
  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research proposal (not more than 2500 words)
  • Photocopies of university degrees
  • TWO references with names and contact details
—————Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Social Sciences, Anthropology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Opne to all nationalities
Deadline 15 December 2016

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