PhD Research Position (male/female/diverse), »Madness, Media, Milieus. Reconfiguring the Humanities in Postwar Europe«, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar, befristet auf 3 Jahre (TV-L E13 65 %)
The project »Madness, Media, Milieus. Reconfiguring the Humanities in Postwar Europe« at the Media Faculty of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is hiring a
Research Assistant (male/female/diverse)
The PhD research position is funded through a 3-year employment contract (TV-L E13 65 %) starting at the earliest possible date. The candidate has the opportunity to complete their doctoral research and dissertation within three years. Health and social insurance are included in the contract.
The Volkswagen Foundation-funded research project »Madness, Media, Milieus. Reconfiguring the Humanities in Postwar Europe« explores a series of media and milieu practices developed in different settings of institutional psychotherapy since the 1940s. It examines efforts to produce environments, institutions, and milieus that would facilitate processes of psychological therapy and healing, in particular by psychiatrists and activists such as François Tosquelles, Gisela Pankow, Jean Oury, Anne Querrien, Ginette Michaud, Fernand Deligny, Frantz Fanon and Félix Guattari. The PhD candidate is expected to develop a sub-project focused on the psychiatric work of Frantz Fanon, his experiences at the psychiatric hospital of Blida-Joinville, Algeria, as well as its relationship to anti-, post- and decolonial discourses. The project activity will likewise involve archival research and critical theoretical analysis, bridging psychiatric and historical knowledge from the fields of institutional psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, existential philosophy, phenomenology, as well as art and media.
- Constructive collaboration in an interdisciplinary project of media, philosophy, art, history of psychiatry and psychoanalysis.
- Writing of three scientific papers for peer-review journals and preparation of a doctoral dissertation.
- Willingness and ability to programmatically develop further research perspectives.
- University degree (M.A., Master's) with above-average grades in cultural studies or media studies, philosophy, sociology, art history, literary studies, psychology or a comparable related subject
- Very good knowledge in the field of Critical Humanities
- Very good knowledge of English and French languages. Knowledge of Arabic is desirable.
- Commitment to working on an innovative, interdisciplinary project.
Inquiries about the tasks and the job profile should be sent by e-mail to Dr. Elena Vogman, elena.vogman[at]uni-weimar.de and Dr. Marlon Miguel, marlon.miguel[at]uni-weimar.de .
Remuneration is in accordance with the provisions of the Collective Agreement for the Public Service of the Federal States (TV-L) according to personal requirements up to pay group 13 TV-L.
Diversity and supporting equal opportunities are important at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar. We are committed to providing a family-friendly and non-discriminatory work environment and operate under a personnel policy founded on equality and diversity. We particularly welcome applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and professional histories. One of the strategic goals of the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is to increase the proportion of women in scientific/artistic/academic positions. The Bauhaus-Universität Weimar expressly invites women, but also persons identifying themselves as BIPOC and non-binary, LGBTQIA+, individuals with disabilities, and other members of historically underrepresented communities to apply.
Please send your application per email or via post, with the usual informative documents (including copies of certificates, CV, and a Letter of Intent), preferably as a bundled PDF document by November 30, 2023, using the subject: M/DMP-12/23 to:
E-Mail: Dr. Elena Vogman, elena.vogman[at]uni-weimar.de
Dr. Marlon Miguel, marlon.miguel[at]uni-weimar.de
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