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 eight institutes and departments focuses on interdisciplinarity and innovation in research and teaching. The Faculty offers its almost 800 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.Funded, four year Ph.D position at the Department of Social and Cultural Anthropology
University of Lucerne, Switzerland beginning 1st of February 2022
The candidate will conduct 12 months of ethnographic research on adoption in Russia as part of a four-year project led by Bettina Beer and Laura Preissler, entitled: De-kinning? Adoption, Estrangement, Divorce, and Irreconcilable Conflict among Intimates
- Fully-funded research costs
- An annual stipend (first year CHF 47'040.-).
- A committed international team of colleagues interested in cooperation and academic exchange. The doctoral student will be supervised by Bettina Beer and a regional specialist
- 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“ (www.anthropology.cuso.ch)
- The candidate should have a 1st Class Hons or MA (or equivalent) in anthropology or a suitable cognate discipline and be prepared to relocate to Lucerne
- Regional specialization on Russia and/or Eastern Europe, preferably with some fieldwork experience and an interest in recent kinship literature
- Proficiency in English and Russian
We are looking forward to your application, via apply button below. We are expecting 1) a cover letter, 2) your CV, 3) a writing sample (e.g. an M.A. chapter), 4) copies of your degrees, 5) the names and contact details of two potential referees, all in one pdf file.
Please submit your application by January 10, 2022, at the 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 Prof. Bettina Beer (email@example.com) or the departmental secretary, Ms Luzia Weber (firstname.lastname@example.org)