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The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative since 2007.

The University of Konstanz invites applications in the field of Social and Cultural Anthropology for

1 Ph.D. position

(Salary Scale 13 TVL; 75 %)

to be filled as soon as possible (Term: 24 months, prolongation of 12 months possible).

The successful applicant will be part of the research project "Activist becomings in South Africa and Myanmar. Studying infrastructure and politics through activists’ life-worlds" as funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG); they will be in charge of the sub-project in Myanmar. For further information see:

We seek highly motivated individuals holding an excellent university degree in Social or Cultural Anthropology or similar fields. Ethnographic fieldwork experiences, especially in Asia, are particularly welcome. The project holder is expected to carry out a total of 12 months of stationary fieldwork in Yangon (Myanmar).

The University of Konstanz encourages applications from people with a disability. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49 7531 / 88 - 4016).

The University of Konstanz is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.

The University of Konstanz offers a "Dual Career Couples Program". Information can be obtained from:

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.

Applications (including reference number 2018/025) should contain the following:
1. CV, including the names of two referees,
2. Certified copies of diplomas and certificates,
3. Copy of the M.A. thesis (or its equivalent) as a PDF file on CD-ROM,
4. Letter of application,
5. Exposé of 1,5 pages pointing out your intrinsic intellectual motivation for pursuing the research project of your choosing.

Please submit your application, along with reference number 2018/025 by April 3, 2018 at the latest to the attention of Prof. Dr. Judith Beyer, Working Group "Social and Political Anthropology". Department of History and Sociology, Letter Box 26, University of Konstanz, 78457 Konstanz, Germany. Incomplete applications will not be considered. An interview will be part of the selection process for those being shortlisted. For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Judith Beyer:

Closing date: 03.04.2018
Closing date: 3 April 2018 Published on on date 22 February 2018
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