The Epistemologies Chair of the Global South at the University of Bayreuth calls for applications for a part-time role (50 %) for a Doctoral Researcher in the Study of Decolonization and Epistemologies of the Global South to begin on 1st of October, 2020 or as soon as possible after the said date.
To commence University of Bayreuth Epistemologies Research Program on the 1st of October, 2020, or as soon as possible after this date. The contract period will be four years. If the personal and collectively agreed conditions are achieved, the wage will fall into the pay grade E 13 TV-L. The doctoral academic researcher will be offfered the chance to pursue her/his degree within the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS).
The role needs individuals that are interested in the subsequent thematicfields: epistemologies of the Global South, decolonial/postcolonial studies, African/black female scholars, radical black tradition, theory from the South, decolonial feminism, decolonizing knowledge, and decolonizing African Studies
About University of Bayreuth
The University of Bayreuth is a public research academic institution located in Bayreuth, Germany. It was established in the year 1975 as a campus university focusing on foreign collaboration and interdisciplinarity. It is largely organized into six undergraduate and graduate faculties, with each and every faculty defining its own admission requirements and academic programs in near autonomy. The university engages in various interdisciplinary courses such as Philosophy & Economics, Global Change Ecology, Theatre and Media studies, and Health Economics. In the year 2017, the academic institution was rated 29 in the Times Higher Education world university ranking for universities established less than 50 years ago. It is a known member of the Elite Network of Bavaria (Elitenetzwerk Bayern), a union of research universities jointly offering graduate academic programs and international doctorate programs. The University has a capability for approximately 10000 scholars. A lot of study program utilize interdisciplinary methods, i.e. ” Philosophy & Economics”, “International Economy and Development”, “Sports Economics”, “Health Economics”, “Polymer- and Colloidal Chemistry”, “Geoecology”, “Global Change Ecology” or “Applied Informatics”.
Application Deadline: 20th August 2020.
Eligible Fields: University of Bayreuth Epistemologies Research Program requires individuals interested in the following thematicfields: epistemologies of the Global South, decolonial/postcolonial studies, African/black female scholars, radical black tradition, decolonial feminism, theory from the South, decolonizing knowledge, and decolonizing African Studies
Eligibility for University of Bayreuth Epistemologies Research Program
- A Masters or MPhil in whichever of the following areas of study: African Studies, Anthropology, History, Sociology, Philosophy, Gender Studies, and Development Studies with a focus on Caribbean, Africa, Latin America, or Asia, is preferred.
- The successful applicant must to have the capability for teamwork in an interdisciplinary research setting. Her/his responsibilities also comprise the provision of academic services for the Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required. Skills in German language are welcomed but not a precondition.
- The University of Bayreuth see the diversity of its employees as an asset and are expressly dedicated to the goal of gender equality. Women and individuals who can help make the research profile of the cluster and the university more diverse is powerfully heartened to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. All qualifications being equal, candidates living with disabilities will be given precedence.
Eligible Countries: Not specified
To be Taken at (Country): Germany
Number of Awards: Not specified
Benefits of University of Bayreuth Epistemologies Research Program
If the private and jointly agreed conditions are met, the wage will fall into the pay grade E 13 TV-L. The doctoral academic researcher will be offered the chance to pursue her/his degree within the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS).
Duration of University of Bayreuth Epistemologies Research Program: The contract period will be four years.
How to Apply for University of Bayreuth Epistemologies Research Program
Applications should consist of a cover letter, an academic CV, copies of degree certificates or diplomas, the contact data of two academic references, and a small outline of ideas concerning a possible PhD subject that fits the thematic areas above.
Applications should be sent electronically as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to Prof. Dr. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni
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