Post Doctoral @ Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen

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The Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the Georg-August-UniversitätGöttingen is currently inviting applications for a

Postdoctoral Fellow in Society and Culture in Modern India

The position will start on 1 April 2013 or thereafter. We offer a three-year fixed-term contract, with the possibility for renewal contingent upon the availability of funding. This is a full-time position (currently 39,8 hours per week) and remunerated according to E13 TV-L (German public sector pay scale).

In addition to pursuing a postdoctoral research project, the fellow will assist in the design and organization of international conferences on culture and society in modern India, and in the teaching of anthropology or sociology courses at the Centre for Modern Indian Studies. The scholar will be based at the University of Göttingen in Germany.

Applicants must have a PhD in anthropology or in allied fields including sociology, media studies, religious studies or history.

Preference will be given to candidates whose research and writing addresses one or more of the following topics: ethnic and/or religious diversity in urban contexts, Indian urbanity, media, performance, and public spheres, linguistic differentiation, popular/public culture. Candidates with comparative interests and a focus on religious mobilization are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants from all countries are encouraged to apply. English proficiency is expected; German proficiency is an asset.

For more information on CeMIS and the Society and Culture Research Group visit the website at the University of Göttingen:

Contact: Prof. Patrick Eisenlohr (email to: Susanne Bünte, sbuente)

A complete application will consist of a letter of application, a CV, a writing sample, a 1000-word proposal for a postdoctoral research project, and three letters of reference. Materials should preferably be sent by email tosbuente no later than 18 January 2013.

Alternatively you can send your application by post to:


Centre of Modern Indian Studies (CeMIS)

Frau Susanne Bünte

Waldweg 26

D-37073 Göttingen

We kindly ask you to send copies of your application documents, as no returns will be made. The documents will be destroyed after a period of five months. Application documents can only be returned to you if you provide a self-addressed adequately stamped envelope.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunity employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.