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postdoctoral researcher (EXPIRED)

RTG "Fixing Futures", Goethe University Frankfurt

Job category Postdoc or similar / Fixed term
AOS Open
AOC Open
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Location Frankfurt am Main, Hesse, Germany
Start date 01.01.2024
Job description

The Research Training Group "Fixing Futures: Technologies of Anticipation in Contemporary Societies" in the Department of Social Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), is offering to fill the position of a

Postdoctoral Researcher (m, f, d)

(TV-GU E13, 100% full-time)

starting on 01.01.2024 for a limited period until 30.04.2028 located in Frankfurt am Main.

The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-GU).

Building on recent scholarship in science and technology studies (STS), the Research Training Group “Fixing Futures“ investigates how contemporary societies accommodate future developments and events. It explores “technologies of anticipation” focusing on economic practices, modes of government, and processes of life as the main research areas. The Research Training Group combines the disciplinary perspectives of cultural anthropology, human geography, sociology and related social sciences. English is the language of instruction. Here you will find more information on our reserach programme ( please read this document carefully before applying www.fixingfutures.eu).

Recruitment requirements are:

- an outstanding doctorate in STS, human geography, cultural anthropology, sociology or a neighbouring discipline;

- good methodological skills and research experience;

- a depth of knowledge in at least one research area (economies, governance, life);

- very good skills in spoken and written English;

- ability and willingness to work in a team;

- excellent competences in research methods and theories in STS as well as publications in (inter)national peer-reviewed journals.

Goethe University is committed to gender equality and diversity and therefore particularly encourages women and members of marginalised groups to apply. The Research Training Group offers a variety of support for reconciling work and family. Applicants with disabilities will be prioritised in case of equal qualification.

The limitation of contracts is in line with the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz which regulates the employment of early career researchers in Germany.

The exact instructions for an application can be found in the following documents (see www.fixingfutures.eu):

Information for applicants

Application form (please submit this with your application)

Please send your applications by e-mail as a single PDF file to the Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt, e-mail: [email protected] by September 20th 2023. Please state the reference number 16/2023 in your application.

How to apply
Application type Email
Please send your application by email (preferably as a single PDF file) to [email protected] by 20 September 2023
Web address to apply https://www.fixingfutures.eu
Email to apply
Hard deadline September 20, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Contact name Thomas Lemke
Contact email
Time created August 23, 2023, 9:13pm UTC
Scheduled expiry date September 20, 2023, 11:59pm CET
Expired on September 22, 2023, 12:46am CET
Last updated November 21, 2023, 3:00pm UTC
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