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Postdoctoral Fellowship in Social Anthropology (60%)
The incoming Chair of Anthropology at the University of Basel, Switzerland, Prof. Dr. George Paul Meiu, is searching for a postdoctoral fellow with a strong training in - and innovative ideas for - the theory and methods of socio-cultural anthropology. Candidates' research and teaching should focus on either (a) the political economy of anthropological knowledge production; or (b) ethnographically imaginative ways to think of intimacy, commodity, the body, and/or mobility in the contemporary world order. A regional focus on Africa is preferred, but candidates working on these topics in Eastern Europe or Latin America will also be considered. This position is part of a new initiative at the University of Basel's Institute of Social Anthropology that foregrounds public engagement through ethnographic imagination.
The successful candidate's appointment should begin on August 1, 2022 (with teaching duties starting on September 19, 2022).
The application deadline is June 15, 2022.