PhD grants - Upper Guinea Coast/West Africa (MPI Halle)

PhD grants - Upper Guinea Coast/West Africa (MPI Halle)

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
From - Until
01.06.2005 -
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

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

Our Institute has the opportunity to offer the following positions in Deptartment I “Integration and Conflict”:

2 PhD Grants
Starting: June 2005 (or later)

The grants are to be awarded in the context of the Research Group:

“Integration and Conflict as Dimensions of Cultural Tradition, Social Dynamics and Historical Experience in the Upper Guinea Coast (West Africa)"

headed by Dr. Jacqueline Knörr.

The regional focus of research should preferably be Sierra Leone and/or Liberia. Further details concerning the overall research profile of our department is available at:

A PhD Grant is generally awarded for 2 years, with the possibility of two six-month extensions. We expect our PhD students to complete one year of fieldwork as part of their studies.

The Max Planck Society is committed to raising the proportion of women in under-represented fields; we thus explicitly encourage applications by women. Individuals with disabilities will be given priority, assuming equal qualifications.

Applications should include:

- a cover letter
- a CV including a list of publications
- a project résumé (approx. 5 pages)
- photocopies of university degrees

There is no application form to be filled out. Applications may be submitted by email as well.

Final selections will be made following interviews in April/May 2005. Please send your application and the names of two referees (whom we may contact for confidential references) to the following address before March 15th 2005:

Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Personnel Administration
P. O. Box 11 03 51
D – 06017 Halle/Saale, Germany
or email to

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