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Message posted on 10/01/2018

Job Posting

Dear colleagues,

I would like to kindly ask you to post the following job offering on your mailing list - students of visual anthropology are explicitly invited to apply. You can find the original posting here (see also attached PDF file):


Kind regards, Henning Engelke

The faculty of German Studies and Arts at Philipps-Universität Marburg, Department of Media Studies, PD Dr. Henning Engelke, invites applications for an externally funded

Research Assistant (PhD student).

The position is offered for a period of 3 years, assuming the candidate has not previously spent time for qualification elsewhere. The starting date is April 1st 2018. The position is part- time (65 % of regular working hours) with salary and benefits commensurate with a public service position in the state Hesse, Germany (TV-H E 13, 65 %).

The research project „Transdisciplinary Networks of Media Knowledge” (Heisenberg Project PD Dr. Henning Engelke) examines how research film, educational film and experimental cinema conceptually and aesthetically shaped scientific knowledge on perception communication and media from the 1950s to the 1970s.

The successful candidate will be expected to participate in research activities and the organisation of project-specific workshops.

The position is limited to a time period deemed adequate for the completion of a doctoral degree. As part of the assigned duties, there will be ample opportunity to conduct the independent scientific research necessary for the completion of a doctorate. The limitation complies to § 2, 1 WissZeitVG. Required qualifications include an MA (or equivalent qualification) in the fields of film or media studies, art history, visual anthropology or a related discipline and a research focus on non-fictional film. Willingness to engage in transdisciplinary research and excellent English skills are necessary. Applicants with a PhD project on networks of European research film, educational film and/or experimental cinema are particularly encouraged.

For more information on the research project see https://www.uni- marburg.de/de/fb09/medienwissenschaft/forschung/projekte. For any questions contact Henning.Engelke@staff.uni-marburg.de.

We actively support the professional development of junior researchers, e.g. by the offers of Marburg Research Academy (MARA), the International Office, the Higher Education Didactics Office and the Human Resources Development Office.

We support women and strongly encourage them to apply. In areas where women are underrepresented, female applicants will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Applicants with children are welcome – Philipps-University is certified as a family-friendly university. A reduction of working time is possible. Applicants with a disability as described in SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3) will be preferred in case of equal qualifications. Application and interview costs can not be refunded.  Please send your application, including a cover letter, CV, academic certificates and a synopsis of the PhD project (2 pages) mentioning registration number fb09-0001-wmz- 2018 as a single PDF file to Henning.Engelke@staff.uni-marburg.de before January 29th 2018.

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