Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
The University of Lucerne is the youngest university in Switzerland. Founded in 2000, it has four faculties and around 3,000 students. The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences with its ten institutes and departments focuses on interdisciplinarity and innovation in research and teaching. The Faculty offers its almost 900 students a range of courses that are unique in Switzerland, placing great emphasis on excellent support and a close link between research and teaching activities.
As of February 1, 2020, the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Lucerne is looking for a doctoral researcher
We offer:
  • A committed international team of colleagues interested in cooperation and academic exchange. The doctoral student will be supervised by Dr Sandra Bärnreuther (incoming assistant professor for medical anthropology);
  • A dynamic and innovative research setting within a young university with a strong focus on interdisciplinary collaboration;
  • International and national networks;
  • The opportunity to join the “Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences” at the University of Lucerne and the Swiss-wide “Swiss Graduate Program in Anthropology” (http://anthropology.cuso.ch).
  • Conceptualization and realization of an independent research project to achieve a PhD in social anthropology;
  • Teaching: one course per semester at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology;
  • Assistance with organisational and administrative tasks;
  • M.A. in social or cultural anthropology;
  • Strong theoretical and empirical interest in the field of medical anthropology and/or anthropology of science and/or political anthropology and/or or economic anthropology;
  • Regional specialization on South Asia is desired;
  • Ethnographic fieldwork experience;
  • Proficiency in English; fluency in German is an asset but not a condition;
  • Independence and ability to work in teams;
We are looking forward to your application by clicking on the apply button below. We are expecting 1) a cover letter, 2) an outline of your project idea (max. 1 page), 3) your CV, 4) a writing sample (e.g. an M.A. chapter), 5) copies of your degrees, 6) the names and contact details of two potential referees in one pdf file.
Please submit your application by September 29, 2019 latest.
In the interest of gender diversity in research and teaching, the university strongly encourages applications from women. The terms and conditions of the appointment are governed by the provisions of cantonal personnel law.
For further information please do not hesitate to contact Dr Sandra Bärnreuther sandra.baernreuther@uzh.ch or the departmental secretary, Ms Luzia Weber luzia.weber@unilu.ch
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