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University Professorship Maritime Anthropology and Cultures of Water
Published(120 days ago)
Deadline for applications(81 days ago)
The Faculty of Cultural Studies (FB 9) at the University of
Bremen invites applications for a
Tenured University Professorship (f/m/d)
- Salary group W2 -
In the subject area Maritime Anthropology and Cultures of Water
Reference number: P891/19
The appointment is subject to the release of funds.
Applicants must have a doctorate in Social and Cultural
Anthropology and experience in ethnographic field research
in the area of Maritime Anthropology and/or Cultures of
Water. We are most interested in applicants whose research
and teaching lies within the same subject. The position calls
for comprehensive knowledge of the anthropology of water
cultures and the ethnography of the lifestyles and practices
of maritime and coastal dwellers, marine resource users and
other maritime professions. We expect the areas of research
to be embedded in a well-founded methodological competence
as well as a profound knowledge of extended empirical
research, preferably in a non-European region.
The successful candidate should have at least one
research focus in one of the following areas:
Coastal and maritime issues of environmental anthropology,
economic and legal anthropology, anthropology of
science and technology
Ecological economies of seas, coasts, port cities, rivers
and deltas, lakes and landlocked seas
Plural knowledge practices with regard to oceans, seas,
The sea and water as spaces of exchange and interdependence
in local and transcultural relations, ocean- and waterrelated
aspects of globalization and transculturalization
Water-related and/or maritime cultural heritage, tourism
Mobility, migration, and people seeking refuge
The appointee will show a keen interest in interdisciplinary
cooperation with the Bremen marine sciences as well as with
social and cultural marine research and the Bremen
museums related to oceans and seas.
Teaching takes place in German and English. The professorship
to be filled is involved in the interdisciplinary offerings of
the BA program in Cultural Research and the MA Transcultural
Studies. The position entails teaching fundamental
knowledge of culture theory and modules in social and
cultural anthropology (methods, focus and project modules).
Participation is also encouraged in the German-Turkish
Double-Degree MA Transcultural Communication.
The appointee will be an established researcher in the
above-mentioned areas at both the domestic as well as international
level. In addition to fulfilling the general requirements
for the employment of civil servants, she/he will exhibit a
completed scientific degree graduation, a pronounced
aptitude for scientific work, proven by an outstanding
doctorate in a relevant field and other outstanding postdoctoral
achievements. Further requirements include
pedagogical aptitude, documented by teaching experience,
willingness to contribute to financing research through the
acquisition of third-party funding, and participation in
measures of further training in university didactics. The
appointment is based on § 18 Bremisches Hochschulgesetz
[Section 18 Bremen Higher Education Act] and Bremisches
Beamtengesetz [Section 116 Bremen Civil Servants Act].
Experience with media-supported teaching, formats of
research-based learning and consideration of the gender
perspective in research and teaching are desirable.
The University of Bremen is committed to increasing the
number of women in academia. Among others, it has
received several awards in the frame of DFG programs on
gender equality. Applications from academics with a
migration background as well as applications from abroad
are expressly welcomed. Priority will be given to applicants
with severe disabilities who have essentially the same
professional and personal aptitude.
Please send your application with the usual documents
(curriculum vitae, details of publications and teaching
experience, research profile, certificates) by 31 August 2019 to the address below or electronically to the Dean of Faculty,
Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé (firstname.lastname@example.org),
stating the above reference number.
Die Dekanin des Fachbereichs 9 - Kulturwissenschaften
Frau Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé
Postfach 330 440
28334 Bremen www.uni-bremen.de
You can find more detailed information on
appointments procedures at the University
of Bremen under: http://www.uni-bremen.
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