The University of Bremen is distinguished by its high level of commitment to innovation. Scientists and scholars in early career phases will find a versatile research and teaching environment here, with well mapped out and transparently designed career paths.
Within the framework of the German Federal and State Programme for the Promotion of Young Scholars (and subject to approval of budgetary funds) the Department of Anthropology and Cultural Research (Faculty 9) is awarding a
Tenure-Track Professorship (f/m/d)
(initially in salary group W1 with tenure-track towards salary group W2)
Social and Cultural Anthropology with a Special Focus on Transcultural Processes
Reference number: JP 667/20
to commence at the earliest possible date.
The appointment is initially for three years. Where general civil service employment requirements are met, the successful candidate will be awarded the status of a non-permanent civil servant. After an interim advisory review designed to provide orientation, the appointment will be extended for a further three years. Pending a positive performance evaluation after a maximum of six years, the appointment will become tenured with a lifetime civil-service-position (professor W2).
We invite applications from candidates with a PhD Degree in Social and Cultural Anthropology / European Ethnology who can demonstrate initial experience of ethnographic field research. The incumbent will be expected to represent the field of "Social and Cultural Anthropology with a Special Focus on Transcultural Processes" in research and teaching, the promotion and support of young scholars and emerging academics, and the development of various forms of knowledge transfer. During the tenure-track phase the position-holder is expected to develop his / her own independent research profile based on conceptually and methodologically broad approaches.
It would be desirable for candidates to have initial experience and / or knowledge in the field of managing diversity, migration and otherness; the complexity and contingency of cultures and trans-cultural processes; practices relating to interdependencies and hybridisation, decolonisation and postcolonialism; as well as the anthropology and ethnography of globalization, all of which need to be embedded within a sound methodological skills set and candidates’ own empirical research. Further desirable qualities include a willingness to contribute to one or more of the department’s four areas of focus in research and teaching: (1) Transculturation Processes and Diversity, (2) Media and Visual Anthropology, (3) NatureCultures and (4) Public Anthropology.
The University of Bremen offers an excellent academic environment for developing disciplinary and interdisciplinary partnerships. We welcome applicants’ readiness to participate in interdisciplinary collaborative research, especially relating to the research platform "Worlds of Contradiction (WoC)".
Teaching will take place in both German and English. The appointed tenure-track professor will contribute lectures and seminars to the interdisciplinary BA in “Cultural Research” and the MA in “Transcultural Studies”. The teaching load includes introductory courses in cultural theory as well as courses at different levels covering a broad spectrum of modules in anthropology and cultural research (including methods training, specialization seminars and research-based project modules). A readiness to contribute to the German-Turkish Double-Degree Master’s in “Transcultural Communication” is highly desirable.
Applicants are required to hold a university degree with an anthropological / cultural research focus and be able to demonstrate an outstanding ability for academic work as evidenced by a very good PhD Degree relevant to the discipline, as well as initial research achievements. Further prerequisites include advanced pedagogical / teaching skills, which need to be demonstrated by relevant teaching experience. Additional requirements include a willingness to contribute to research funding by raising third-party funds and an interest in obtaining further qualifications in higher-education teaching. Experience with multimedia-based forms of teaching and research-based teaching / learning, and an awareness of gender perspectives in research and teaching are all highly desirable.
The tenure-track phase relieves incumbents of part of the teaching load in order to allow them to develop their own research profile. For candidates with an employment history as research assistants or lecturers prior to / subsequent to their doctorate, the total duration of the doctoral and employment phases should not exceed six years (§ 117 BremBG). The appointment is made in accordance with regulations §§ 18 and 18a BremHG, as well as § 117 BremBG. Candidates holding a PhD Degree from the University of Bremen may apply only if they are no longer employed by the University or if they have been employed outside of the University for at least two years.
The University of Bremen is committed to increasing the number of women in the academic community and actively encourages female scholars to apply. We welcome international applicants as well as applications from researchers and scholars with a migration background. Applications from individuals suffering severe disability who are equally well qualified will be given preferential consideration. Non-German-speaking applicants are expected to participate in German-language teaching after a transition period of 2 to 3 years.
Further information is available from the Dean, Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please send applications to the address indicated below by 2 October 2020 quoting the above reference number, or submit them electronically to the Dean of the Department of Cultural Studies (email@example.com), including the following documents: Curriculum Vitae, list of publications and courses taught, a research profile, copies of Diplomas / Degree certificates.
Further information on appointment procedures at the University of Bremen can be found at
http://www.uni-bremen.de/de/berufungsverfahren.html and on tenure track professorships at https://www.uni-bremen.de/universitaet/wissenschaftliche-karriere/tenure-track-juniorprofessuren/