Postdoctoral scholarships for anthropological researchers wishing to contribute to the agenda of the Visegrád Anthropologists’ Network / Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology – LIMITE : 30/03/2018

The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is one of the leading centres for research in social anthropology. Common to all research projects at the Max Planck Institute is the comparative analysis of social change; it is primarily in this domain that its researchers contribute to anthropological theory, though many programmes also have applied significance and political topicality.

Postdoctoral Fellowships – to download

The Department ‘Resilience and Transformation in Eurasia’ offers:

postdoctoral scholarships
(starting 1 September 2018)

for anthropological researchers wishing to contribute to the agenda of the Visegrád Anthropologists’ Network. For background to V4Net see: .

Your Profile
Applications should be focused on one or more of the V4 countries, or the neue Bundesländer of Germany. Projects that engage with themes in the following broad categories are particularly encouraged: classification, state practices, local level solidarities; gender, sexuality, reproductive rights; migration; minorities; gender, sexuality, reproductive rights; political language, ideologies; religion and secularization; temporality,  history, memory, silences. Applications addressing other themes will also be considered.

Good research skills, the ability to work in a team, and communication skills with good written and spoken English are required. Applicants should have completed their dissertation in social anthropology or a related discipline before the designated starting date.

Our Offer
Postdoctoral scholarships are awarded for up to two years. There are no teaching requirements. Field research can be supported in the usual way; unless the researcher is embarking on an entirely new project involving a new language, it is anticipated that the duration of the fieldwork will be shorter at this level – generally not more than 6 months.

The Max Planck Society strives to employ more persons with disabilities and explicitly encourages applications. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in underrepresented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by women.

Please submit your application materials electronically by 30 March 2018 by following the link for vacancies on our homepage (under ‘Career’), or by going directly to the online application form using the link below.

Applicants should send the following documentation:

–          cover letter

–          CV including a list of publications

–          two-page summary of the proposed research

–          university degrees

–          names of two referees, whom we may contact (no supporting statement required with the application)

If you have further questions regarding the application procedure, please contact:
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Personnel Administration
Janka Diallo (

Informal enquiries may be directed to Prof. Dr. Chris Hann (

We look forward to receiving your completed online application under:

Further information on the research agenda of the Max Planck Institute is available on our website:

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