please see below a job advert for a four-year PhD post within alarge VW
foundation-funded project on water security in Colombia. Wewill extend
the deadline to the 18th of December as the call is goingout late.
We are looking for someone with ethnographic skills and a science and
technology studies mind who is capable and willing of working in
Colombia in a highly interdisciplinary team of six other PhD students.
We are very excited about this project, which we are running together
with our colleagues from Colombia and Brazil.
Do get in touch if you would like to know more about it and looking
forward to receiving your applications.
*Faculty of Arts and Humanities *- Department of European Ethnology –
IRI THESys *Research fellow *with expected 66,6 % part-time employment –
E 13 TV-L HU (third- party funding for 4 years)
The IRI THESys is a flagship activity of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
which contributes to sharpening the university’s research profile in
sustainability science by bringing together scientists from the
humanities, social and natural science. For more information visit:
_Job description_: Scientific services in research as one of seven PhD
researchers in the interdisciplinary project “Water4Whom”, especially
research on social in/equality in everyday life with multipurpose
reservoirs in three case studies in Colombia; Researchthemes include
livelihoods, access to water and water-related resources, adaptation
strategies and capacities to aspire that will then be contrasted with
the work of the other PhD researchers.
_Requirements_: Master degree in Social Anthropology, Human Geography or
related subject; interest in multi-sited ethnographic research around
dams in Colombia; interest in interdisciplinary collaboration;
experience with ethnographic field work; excellent command of the
Spanish and English languages; good communication skills; willingness to
spend extended periods of time in rural Colombia; familiarity with water
research, Latin America and theories of environmental justice will be an
More information about the project can be found
please contact Prof. Dr. Jörg Niewöhner (firstname.lastname@example.org)
or Prof. Dr. Tobias Krüger (email@example.com).
Please send your application (including a letter of motivation, a full
CV, copies of relevant certificates, a writing example (e.g. part of a
thesis) and contact details of two referees) within 2 weeks and quoting
the *reference number DR/212/20*, to: Humboldt- Universität zu Berlin,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of European Ethnology, Prof.
Dr. Jörg Niewöhner, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or
preferably in electronic form as one single pdf-document (max. 5 MB) to
HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and
teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to
apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will
be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration
background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not
return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.