Etiket: Social Anthropology

Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung / Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

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. 

Department ‘Law & Anthropology’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is offering

1 PhD position (starting date June 2021 – to be confirmed) 

The position is offered within the Minerva Research Group “The Ethics of Exchange” which will focus on how the law’s boundaries are shaped in decision-making processes in organ donation and transplantation in the UK and Germany.

Project Description
The Ethics of Exchange: the regulation of Organ Donation and Transplantation is an exciting new research project led by Dr. Farrah Raza that combines doctrinal legal methods and medical anthropology to uncover how the law on organ donation and transplantation is negotiated in practice in two jurisdictions with different regulations. The guiding question of the project is how various actors make decisions about organ donation and transplantation in different sets of cases. This includes how hospitals and specialist ethics committees devise policies and procedures, how clinicians engage with patients and their families in decision-making and understanding the role of religious and cultural norms in obtaining consent. The aim of the project is to provide a detailed account of how the different layers of decision-making in organ donation and transplantation intermesh within the clinical setting. The project will consist of two key inter-related workstreams. The first workstream The Procedures and Substance of Hospital Ethics Committees and decision-making in Organ Donation and Transplantation will focus on the emergence and application of ethical frameworks and norms in practice. The second workstream Religion, Culture and Minority Rights in Organ Donation and Transplantation will focus on how religious and cultural diversity is accommodated in clinical decision-making. (for further information see: https://www.eth.mpg.de/raza)

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
The essential duty of the PhD student will be to develop, write and submit a PhD dissertation on a subject of relevance to the research group project. This should include a substantial period of ethnographic fieldwork in the UK or Germany at relevant hospitals and/or appropriate research sites. The PhD student will be encouraged to develop his/her own project in collaboration with the Project Leader in order to achieve a coherent and comparative approach to the research questions. The PhD student will be expected to contribute to project outputs such as publications and conferences.

Your Profile
Applicants should hold an advanced degree in Law. Excellent academic writing and communication skills in English/German are essential. 
Prior field experience in the designated region and knowledge of additional relevant local languages are desirable. Brief research proposals (maximum 2 pages) should be attached; successful applicants are expected to be ready to modify details of their proposal when the research group is consolidated. The research proposal should outline how the proposed topic fits within either one or both of the workstreams.

Our Offer
The PhD positions are awarded for three years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions. PhD students are expected to complete six to twelve months of fieldwork as part of their studies. Employment will be on a full-time contractual basis. The workplace is Halle/Saale (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany).
The Max Planck Society strives to ensure gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to employ more persons with disabilities and explicitly encourages applications.

Contact
Please submit your application electronically by 31 March 2021 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, which should demonstrate clear links to the applicant’s previous work and qualifications and to the respective research field
  • copies of university degrees
  • names of two or three referees whom we may contact

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology 
Personnel Administration 
Janka Diallo (jdiallo@eth.mpg.de) 

Informal enquiries concerning the position may be directed to Dr. Farrah Raza (raza@eth.mpg.de).

We look forward to receiving your completed online application

Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology / Visiting Fellows

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. 

The Department “Anthropology of Economic Experimentation” invites 

Visiting Fellows (f/m/d).

Visitors should have research or work experiences related to economic anthropology, and have intellectual interest in research agendas of the Department (https://www.eth.mpg.de/5427412/department_xiang). Our research themes will be constantly evolving, and your ideas could play an important part in shaping our agendas.

The fellowship is open to all social science disciplines from the academic community and beyond, and to all levels of seniority, from PhD students to full professors. A fellowship typically lasts between one and six months. During this period, the Institute provides a monthly living stipend varying according to the visitor’s seniority and contributions. Furthermore, fellows will have full access to the Institute facilities. You are expected to provide one or more seminar presentation to reflect on a foundational theory, concept, idiom or ethnographic case in economic anthropology. You are also requested to lead a reading group discussion on a related topic. Members in the Department may approach you for advices on questions related to your expertise.

If a physical visit to the institute proves difficult due to COVID-19 conditions, we recommend a virtual visit arrangement. The virtual visit gives you access to MPI resources and allows you to participate in activities online. 

If physical travel takes place, we will cover the cost of one round trip from your home place to Halle and assist you to find a local accommodation.

The Max Planck Society strives to ensure gender equality and diversity.

Application procedure
Those interested are asked to submit the following materials:

  • CV including a list of publications 
  • a two-page statement about your plan during the fellowship. We are especially interested in learning what conceptual contributions your ongoing research aims at. For instance, your work may deepen our understanding about competition, hierarchy, or rethink the meanings of distribution and mediation, or reinterpret the division of the spheres of exchange and the dynamics underpinning the kula ring. 
  • indication of the starting and ending time, and whether you wish to visit physically or virtually 
  • a recommendation letter from the principal supervisor for currently enrolled PhD students

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

There is no fixed deadline for applications. You can apply anytime. However, the application must be submitted at least four months before your planned starting date. We will inform you about the outcome within six weeks after receiving your application.

We look forward to receiving your completed online application

Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology – PhD Position for Social Anthropology

 Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology 

 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 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. 

The Department ‘Law & Anthropology’ at the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is offering 

1 PhD position 

(starting date 1 October 2020 – to be confirmed) 

The position is offered within the Minerva Research Group “The Ethics of Exchange” which will focus on how the law’s boundaries are shaped in hospital ethics committees and decision-making processes in organ donation and transplantation in the UK and Germany. 

Project Description 

The Ethics of Exchange: the regulation of Organ Donation and Transplantation is an exciting new research project led by Dr. Farrah Raza that combines doctrinal legal methods and medical anthropology to uncover how the law on organ donation and transplantation is negotiated in practice in two jurisdictions with different regulations. The guiding question of the project is how various actors make decisions about organ donation and transplantation in different sets of cases. This includes how hospitals and specialist ethics committees devise policies and procedures, how clinicians engage with patients and their families in decision-making and understanding the role of religious and cultural norms in obtaining consent. The aim of the project is to provide a detailed account of how the different layers of decision-making in organ donation and transplantation intermesh within the clinical setting. The project will consist of two key inter-related workstreams. The first workstream The Procedures and Substance of Hospital Ethics Committees and decision-making in Organ Donation and Transplantation will focus on the emergence and application of ethical frameworks and norms in practice. The second workstream Religion, Culture and Minority Rights in Organ Donation and Transplantation will focus on how religious and cultural diversity is accommodated in clinical decision-making. (for further information see: https://www.eth.mpg.de/raza) 

Essential Duties & Responsibilities 

The essential duty of the PhD student will be to develop, write and submit a PhD dissertation on a subject of relevance to the research group project. This should include a substantial period of ethnographic fieldwork in Germany in relevant hospitals and/or appropriate research sites. The PhD student will be encouraged to develop his/her own project in collaboration with the Project Leader in order to achieve a coherent and comparative approach to the research questions. The PhD student will be expected to contribute to project outputs such as publications and conferences. 

Your Profile 

Applicants should hold an advanced degree in law and/or anthropology. Excellent academic writing and communication skills in English and German are essential. Prior field experience in the designated region and knowledge of additional relevant local languages are desirable. Brief research proposals (maximum 2 pages) should be attached; successful applicants are expected to be ready to modify details of their proposal when the research group is consolidated. The research proposal should outline how the proposed topic fits within either one or both of the workstreams. 

Our Offer 

The PhD positions are awarded for three years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions. PhD students are expected to complete six to twelve months of fieldwork as part of their studies. Employment will be on a full-time contractual basis. The workplace is Halle/Saale (Sachsen-Anhalt, Germany). 

The Max Planck Society strives to ensure gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to employ more persons with disabilities and explicitly encourages applications. 

Contact 

Please submit your application electronically by 15 July 2020 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, which should demonstrate clear links to the applicant’s previous work and qualifications and to the respective research field 

− copies of university degrees 

− names of two or three referees whom we may contact 

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology Personnel Administration Janka Diallo (jdiallo@eth.mpg.de) Informal enquiries concerning the position may be directed to Dr. Farrah Raza (raza@eth.mpg.de). 

We look forward to receiving your completed online application under: 

https://recruitingapp-5034.de.umantis.com/Vacancies/387/Application/New/2%3Flang=eng

Further information on the research agenda of the Max Planck Institute is available on our website: http://www.eth.mpg.de