University of Bayreuth Epistemologies Doctoral Research Programme 2020

The Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South at the University of Bayreuth invites applications for a part-time position (50 %) for a Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d) in the Study of Decolonization and Epistemologies of the Global South to commence on 1 October 2020 or as soon as possible after this date.

University of Bayreuth Epistemologies Doctoral Research Programme Eligibility

  • A Masters or MPhil in any of the following fields of study: African Studies, History, Anthropology, Sociology, Philosophy, Gender Studies, and Development Studies with a focus on Africa, Caribbean, Latin America, or Asia, is preferred.
  • The successful candidate needs to have the capacity for teamwork in an interdisciplinary research environment. Her/his tasks also include the provision of academic services for the Chair of Epistemologies of the Global South. Fluency in English (spoken and written) is required. German language skills are welcomed but not a precondition.
  • The University of Bayreuth view the diversity of its staff as an asset and are expressly committed to the goal of gender equality. Women and persons who can help make the research profile of the cluster and the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. All qualifications being equal, applicants with disabilities will be given priority.

Eligible Field(s): The position requires someone interested in the following thematic areas: epistemologies of the Global South, decolonial/postcolonial studies, African/black female intellectuals, radical black tradition, theory from the South, decolonial feminism, decolonizing knowledge, and decolonizing African Studies

Value of Award:  If the personal and collectively agreed conditions are met, the salary will fall into the pay grade E 13 TV-L. The doctoral researcher will be given the opportunity pursue her/his degree within the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS).

Duration of Award: The contract period will be four years.

How to Apply for University of Bayreuth Epistemologies Doctoral Research Programme

Applications should include a cover letter, an academic CV, copies of degree certificates or diplomas, the contact data of two academic references, and a short outline of ideas concerning a possible PhD topic that fits the thematic areas above.

Applications should be sent electronically as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to Prof. Dr. Sabelo J. Ndlovu-Gatsheni

[email protected]

For more information, visit the University of Bayreuth Epistemologies Doctoral Research Programme.

Application Deadline: 20th August 2020.

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