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June 13, 2013

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Zentrum Moderner Orient

Deadline: August 11, 2013

ZMO announces the opening of a number of three-year positions for postdoc
researchers and a very limited number of doctoral positions for the second
phase of the current research programme, conditional on the confirmation
of funding.

The positions are open from 1 January 2014 for 36 months.

Applications should be sent until August 11th, 2013 to Dr. Silke Nagel at
Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33, D-14129 Berlin (silke.nagel@zmo.de).

http://www.zmo.de/Ausschreibungen/Call_Research_Positions_2013.pdf

Research Positions
Open from 1 January 2014 for 36 months

ZMO announces the opening of a number of three-year positions for postdoc
researchers and a very limited number of doctoral positions for the second
phase of the current research programme, conditional on the confirmation
of funding. Depending on the development of the programme, an extension of
up to three more years may be possible at a later stage.

Zentrum Moderner Orient (ZMO) in Berlin is an independent research center
devoted to a multidisciplinary study on the history, societies and
cultures of the Middle East, North and sub-Saharan Africa and South,
Southeast and Central Asia from the eighteenth century to the present.
Its main research programme is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education
and Research. ZMO hosts international researchers from different
disciplinary perspectives. It focuses on investigating social actors’
experiences and perceptions of translocal connections as well as
influences and processes of transformation in the above-mentioned regions.
In the frame of the current research programme “Muslim Worlds – World of
Islam? Concepts, Practices and Crises of the global”, Muslim social actors
and their (non-Muslim) neighbours are at the centre of attention.
Research will be organized in the following thematic fields:

Progress and its Discontents studies concepts which aim at a
transformation of individual and society, as well as actors who intend to
realise them and the semiotic materiality that represents them. Projects
that investigate progress as a social project and probe the resistance to,
and the negotiation of, its multifarious intellectual, practical and
symbolic imprint on culture and politics are welcome here.

The Politics of Resources investigates contested and changing ways of
appropriating, accessing and using material resources. We invite projects
which explore historical and contemporary processes of transformation
through which specific matters (land, water, minerals, forest etc.) are
valorized/devalued and ‘turned into’ resources, as well as practices that
challenge, reject or accommodate these processes by specific social
actors.

Trajectories of Lives and Knowledge analyses biographical pathways of
individual actors, and how these intersect with education, knowledge and
expertise. Projects which closely link intellectual history with the
social history of their carriers by investigating the role of knowledge
for living within a given social, historical, religious or regional
context are intended here.

Cities as Laboratories of Change explores the socio-political dynamics and
transformations of urban life, notably the development of new practices
and formation of new ideas. Projects focusing on urban development past,
present and future, as well as on the problem of the constitution of
urbanity with a particular view to the margins and hinterland of cities
are particularly welcome.

For further information on ZMO and its research see www.zmo.de or contact
Dr. Nagel at silke.nagel@zmo.de.

Applicants should relate their project to one of the four working fields
within the overall ZMO programme. Applications should include a CV, a
5-page research project outline (including a working plan with time frame
and necessary fieldwork), and a cover letter stating the relevant thematic
field. Successful applicants will be expected to reside in Berlin.

Working language at ZMO is English. Applications should be sent until
August 11th to Dr. Silke Nagel at Zentrum Moderner Orient, Kirchweg 33,
D-14129 Berlin.

Remuneration will be according to Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst
(TvöD), grade 13; limited funds for archival and field research may be
available. Applications should not contain any original materials, as the
documents will not be returned.

Posted by sarayu at June 13, 2013 12:16 PM

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