PhD studentship: Atmospheres of (Counter)Terror in European Cities
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At the Institute of Geography at the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena we offer a Doctoral Researcher Position (m/f/d) starting January, 1st 2021.
The position is assigned to the Junior Professorship for Social Geography (Prof. Dr. Simon Runkel). The research of the workgroup Social Geography is interested in current aspects of societal, demographic and global change from a spatial perspective.
The position is part of a new international research project funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) titled “Atmospheres of (Counter)Terror in European Cities” (2021–2023). The aim of the project is to identify and explore the felt and emotive dimensions of contemporary terror threats and counterterrorism measures as they play out in the ordinary experiences of urban populations. The theoretical framework of the projects draws on current sociological and geographical theories (theories on affective atmospheres, non-representational theories, crowd theories etc.). Empirically, qualitative and ethnographic methods will be deployed in field research in European cities.
- Conducting empirical social research within the context of the project in all research phases (planning, preparation, implementation, analysis) and research data management • Project communication with international partners in various European countries and the organization of international meetings, workshops and conferences • Publication and dissemination of research results • Opportunity for doctoral qualification will be given
- Qualified university degree (Master) in (Human) Geography or in a related discipline with a high affinity to social theories • Excellent knowledge of current debates and theories in human geography, sociology and political sciences • Verifiable knowledge on empirical social or ethnographic research methods • Excellent English communication skills (both written and spoken), very good German skills (both written and spoken), French communication skills will be an asset
- attractive fringe benefits, e.g. Job Ticket (benefits for public transport) and occupational pensions (VBL) • an exciting collegiate research atmosphere with considerable scope for creativity and international cooperation • university health promotion and a family-friendly working environment with flexible working hours • salary in accordance with the terms of the collective agreement for the public sector of the Federal States (TV-L) in accordance with personal qualifications up to salary scale E13
The position is based on a fixed-term contract (3 years). This position is a part-time position with 75% of a full-time employment. Persons with disabilities with equal qualifications and aptitude are given preferential consideration.
Applications should include all relevant documents (CV, copies of certificates etc.) and a short exposé on the applicant’s research interests and how these relate to the project here (one page). Applications with reference to the registration number 314/2020 need to be submitted in electronic form (one PDF document) to Prof. Simon Runkel by email (email@example.com) no later than October, 31th 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to a personal or digital recruitment meeting taking place in early November 2020.
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