Research Assistant (50%)
for three years. The appointee will be expected to work towards completion of a Ph.D.
Employment terms and conditions are governed by the provisions of the German TV-L, EG 13 for a part-time position. Salary is according to salary grade 13; the working week is 50% of full-time load (currently 19.6 hours).
We are looking for someone with appropriate qualifications in anthropology to conduct one year of field research in the Pacific within an interdisciplinary research project on perceptions of environmental change in the context of debates about global warming.
The field research will be conducted in cooperation with a geologist / sedimentologist; it will be supervised by the recently appointed Leibniz Professor at the ZMT, Prof. Dr. Bettina Beer (University of Lucerne).
Applicants should have completed a university degree (Master) in anthropology with a science minor. Other prerequisites are familiarity with anthropological field methods, knowledge of the Pacific and a special interest in either Psychological / Cognitive Anthropology or the anthropology of human-environment relationships. In addition to a commitment to teamwork and an interest in interdisciplinary research the applicant should have good English skills. The appointee will work with an enthusiastic international team of scientists, offering collegial patterns of work, a cooperative spirit and the opportunity to pursue new ideas.
All other things being equal, preference will be given to female. Disabled applicants whose personal and educational qualifications are the equal of those of others will also be given preference.
Applications (in German or English) should include a complete CV, a short description of your research interests and experience and two letters of reference; it should be sent, by February 1, 2012, as a PDF file to isabel.sanz. jannke@zmt- bremen.de
or in written form to:
Mrs. I. Sanz Jannke
Leibniz Center for Tropical Marine Ecology GmbH.
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For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Bettina Beer (Bettina.Beer@ unilu.ch) or
Mrs. I. Sanz Jannke.
Unfortunately, we are not in a position to reimburse travel expenses for interviews or to pay for the return of materials submitted (which will therefore be destroyed). We therefore ask that you do not send the originals of documents with your application.
Please quote 10 Academic Resources Daily in your application to this opportunity!