Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of European Ethnology, Humboldt University of Berlin

Application available until: 09.10.19

In the DFG project „Curating Digital Images: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Affordances of Digital Images in Museum and Heritage Contexts“ (principal investigators: Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither and Prof. Dr. Sharon Macdonald) in the DFG priority programme „The Digital Image“, the position of an academic staff members is to be filled. The position is integrated into the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) at the Institute for European Ethnology at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU) (http://www.carmah.berlin/). The project focusses on ethnographic research on practices of digital curation related to the field of museums and heritage. It brings the competencies of the Centre for Anthropological Research on Museums and Heritage (CARMAH) at the HU together with perspectives and approaches of media and digital anthropology.

The position advertised here will work on the topic “Curating Digital Images of Museum and Heritage Experiences on Social Media”. In addition to the predominantly ethnographic research in this field, the researcher will be involved in a cooperation with the Institute for Library and Information Science at HU Berlin and will also make a significant contribution to the theoretical-conceptual debates within the DFG priority programme. Please visit the website http://www.carmah.berlin/.

Job description:

Scientific Research Services within the research project “Curating Digital Images: Ethnographic Perspectives on the Affordances of Digital Images in Museum and Heritage Contexts“,in particular practices of digital curation related to the field of museums and heritage; tasks pertaining to scientific qualification (PhD)

Requirements:

M.A. in European Ethnology/ Cultural Anthropology, Media Studies or comparable disciplines with a very good degree; expertise in the field of ethnographic or qualitative research; prior knowledge in the field of Media and Digital Anthropology or Museum and Heritage Studies as well as previous experience with qualitative data analysis software are advantageous; very good written and spoken German and English skills

Please send your application (including cover letter, CV, certificates) within 3 weeks, and quoting the reference number DR/166/19, to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Department of European Ethnology, Anna Szöke (located: Mohrenstr. 40), Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or preferably in electronic form as one PDF-file to carmah.ee@hu-berlin.de

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

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