Message posted on 21/11/2023

Open Post-doctoral position within the research project “Hybrid Epistemic Practices" at University of Tübingen (Germany)

University of Tübingen: Ludwig Uhland Institute for Historical and Cultural Anthropology

Open Post-doctoral position within the research project “Hybrid Epistemic Practices: Generative Artificial Intelligence and the Transformation of Academic Assemblages in the Qualitative Social Sciences and Humanities” at the Ludwig Uhland Institute for Historical and Cultural Anthropology, University of Tübingen (Germany)

At the University of Tübingen (Germany), Ludwig Uhland Institute for Historical and Cultural Anthropology, there is a

Post-doctoral position (m/f/d; TV-L E13, 100%) available to be filled at the earliest possible date (from January 1, 2024; at the latest by April 1, 2024).**

The position is limited to up to 36 month (until December 31, 2026). https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/257156

Main Tasks:

  • Independent academic work in the interdisciplinary research project “Hybrid Epistemic Practices: Generative Artificial Intelligence and the Transformation of Academic Assemblages in the Qualitative Social Sciences and Humanitieswith a focus on digital anthropology and science and technology studies. The post-doctoral researcher will conduct ethnographic research on hybrid epistemic practices in the context of generative AI (e.g., ChatGPT) at the University of Tübingen and collaborate on publications in this area with fellow project members. For an outline of the project see: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/257045

  • Developing/establishing and maintaining a research network in the project’s research area

  • Contributing to securing third-party funding for research in generative AI within the qualitative social sciences and humanities.

  • Regular participation in the Digital Anthropology Lab Tübingen: www.digitalanthropologylab.org

  • Requirements:*

  • very good PhD in cultural anthropology / European ethnology, or
  • very good PhD in related subjects such as media studies, sociology, or cultural studies, provided the applicant has experience with ethnographic research /Please note: the PhD dissertation does not have to be completed at the time of application, but by the time of the project start date (by April 1, 2024, at the latest)./
  • very good English language skills
  • very good German language skills, or
  • Basic German language skills and willingness to participate in German language courses at the University of Tübingen

Advantageous are:

  • Previous experience in the research field of digital anthropology and/or science and technology studies

  • Interdisciplinary study or research experience

Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore encourages qualified women to apply for these positions. Employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University Tübingen.

Application documents

  • Cover letter with curriculum vitae

  • Graduation certificate (high school or similar), MA certificate (university), and PhD diploma.

/If the PhD diploma is not yet available, a summary of the PhD dissertation with information on the expected date of graduation can be submitted as an alternative./

  • Summary of PhD dissertation (1-2 pages)

**

Application

Please send your applications via email in /one/ PDF document by December 3, 2023. The brief application window is due to the project’s anticipated rapid start.

Prof. Dr. Christoph Bareither

Institute of Historical and Cultural Anthropology

University of Tübingen

Burgsteige 11

72070 Tübingen (Germany)

07071-297-2373

christoph.bareither@uni-tuebingen.de

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Libuše Hannah Vepřek, M.A., M.Sc. Pronomen / Pronouns: sie, ihr / she, her

Ludwig-Uhland-Institut für Empirische Kulturwissenschaft Universität Tübingen Burgsteige 11 72070 Tübingen


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