5 PhD Positions: MPI for Social Anthropology

Study in:Germany
Deadline: 31 January 2018

The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is a leading centre for research in social anthropology. The Law & Anthropology Department invites applications for 5 PhD Positions for Doctoral Students.

Study areas:
  • situations in which fundamental rights and liberties are in conflict with one another;
  • situations or practices that are not recognized or are explicitly denied validity under state law;
  • situations that are addressed very differently in the several domestic legal orders of European countries
  • Applicant must hold master’s or equivalent degree in law or social Science, cultural anthropology before 1 October 2018, with outstanding results;
  • Applicant must provide evidence of serious interest in law & anthropology;
  • Applicant must be willing to conduct empirical field research (this may require familiarity with relevant legal practice);
  • Applicant must possess good command of written and spoken English;
  • Applicant must provide evidence of proficiency in other relevant languages.

Starting date: 1 October 2018

Duration: 3 years; possibility of two six-month extensions (pending a positive evaluation)

Location: Halle/Saale (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany).


Applicants are asked to submit the following materials:

  • Cover letter;
  • CV including a formal record of university courses and degree credentials and list of publications (if any);
  • a concise description (3 to 5 pages) of the PhD project the applicant intends to pursue;
  • 2 letters of recommendation from professors, teachers, or professional supervisors who are well acquainted with the work of the applicant (letters to be sent directly to the Department at marencakova@eth.mpg.de).
  • Application materials to be submitted electronically

Interviews with shortlisted applicants will be held in spring 2018.

—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Fellowship Level Doctoral
Country Germany
Subject areas Cultural Studies Jurisprudence Social Sciences, Law
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline 31 January 2018

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