Message posted on 27/08/2023

CfA Postdoctoral Position in Research Training Group "Fixing Futures", Frankfurt

                Dear all,

The Research Training Group "Fixing Futures" at the Goethe University
Frankfurt has a vacant postdoctoral position starting 01.01.24. Thank you for
sharing the job advertisement with interested candidates!

The Research Training Group "Fixing Futures: Technologies of Anticipation in
Contemporary Societies" in the Department of Social Sciences at Goethe
University Frankfurt, which is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG),
is offering to fill the position of a

--- Postdoctoral Researcher (m/f/d) (E13 TV-G-U, full-time) ---

starting on 01.01.2024 for a limited period until 30.04.2028. The salary grade
is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to
Goethe University (TV-G-U).

Building on recent scholarship in science and technology studies (STS), the
Research Training Group "Fixing Futures" investigates how contemporary
societies accommodate future developments and events. It explores
"technologies of anticipation" focusing on economic practices, modes of
government, and processes of life as the main research areas. The Research
Training Group combines the disciplinary perspectives of cultural
anthropology, human geography, sociology and related social sciences. English
is the language of instruction. Here you will find more information on our
programme - please read this
document carefully before applying

Recruitment requirements are:

          an outstanding doctorate in STS, human geography, cultural
anthropology, sociology or a neighbouring discipline

          good methodological skills and research experience

          a depth of knowledge in at least one research area (economies,
governance, life)

          very good skills in spoken and written English

          ability and willingness to work in a team

          excellent competences in research methods and theories in STS as
well as publications in (inter-)national peer-reviewed journals

The exact instructions for an application can be found in the following
documents (see
- Information for applicants
- Application form (please submit this with your application)

The Goethe University is committed to a policy of providing equal employment
opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore encourages
particularly women to apply for the position/s offered. Individuals with
severe disability will be prioritized in case of equal aptitude and ability.
The Research Training Group offers a variety of support for reconciling work
and family.

Please send your applications by email as a single PDF file to the Dean of the
Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University Frankfurt, email: by 20.09.2023. Please state the reference number
16/2023 in your application.

The job advertisement can also be found here:

Best regards,
Annika Troitzsch
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