The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology is offering 1 Postdoctoral position in Migration and Mobility studies in the Department “Anthropology of Economic Experimentation” (starting as early as possible after 1 July 2021).

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • The postdoctoral scholar must have the highest potential for advancing mobility studies from the perspective of economic anthropology.
  • The post holder will develop new lines of enquiries about mobilities and socioeconomic changes based on his/her own research and documentary evidence that the Department accumulates.
  • The post holder must have carried out in-depth field research related to migration and economy, and is committed to broad conceptualization beyond case studies.
  • The post holder will also advance global, cross-disciplinary conversations by developing networks and organizing a small number of events.


  • Applicants should either be in possession of a PhD in Anthropology, Sociology or a related discipline or submit evidence indicating that such a dissertation will be finished and submitted before the designated starting date.
  • The postdoctoral positions (TVöD E13) will be for duration of 2 years, renewable to a third year.


Apply online and applicants should send the following documentation:

  • Cover letter
  • CV, including list of publications
  • 2 writing samples (chapter or article length)
  • 1-2 page summary of Ph.D. thesis
  • Short (1-2 pages) proposal for the work during the fellowship (this will form a basis for discussion if the applicant is short-listed)
  • Photocopies of university degrees
  • Names of two referees
—————–Quick Overview————-
Organization Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Country Germany
Fellowship Level Postdoctoral
Subject areas Anthropology, Sociology
Fellowship amount Varies
Eligibility Open to all nationalities
Deadline Varies

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