PhD Research Position at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar

Weimar, Deutschland. Deadline: November 30th

The Media Faculty at Bauhaus-Universität Weimar is currently looking for a research assistant to join the research project titled “Madness, Media, Milieus: Reconfiguring the Humanities in Postwar Europe.” This project aims to explore different media and milieu practices that have been developed within institutional psychotherapy settings since the 1940s. This PhD research position is funded through a 3-year employment contract starting as soon as possible. Health and social insurance are included in the contract. 

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 also involve archival research and critical theoretical analysis, connecting psychiatric and historical knowledge from the fields of institutional psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, existential philosophy, and phenomenology, as well as art and media.

In terms of field activity, the research assistant is expected to actively collaborate within an interdisciplinary team consisting of experts in media, philosophy, art, history of psychiatry, and psychoanalysis. The assistant will also be responsible for writing three scientific papers for peer-reviewed journals and preparing a doctoral dissertation.

To qualify for this position, applicants must hold a 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 related field of study. A solid understanding of Critical Humanities is crucial. Fluency in both English and French is necessary, and familiarity with Arabic is desirable. Additionally, candidates should exhibit a dedication to collaborating on creative and interdisciplinary initiatives.

Bauhaus-Universität Weimar emphasizes diversity and equal opportunities, providing a family-friendly and non-discriminatory work environment. They welcome applicants from diverse backgrounds and aim to increase the representation of women and underrepresented groups in scientific, artistic, and academic positions.

For more information and to apply, please visit Bauhaus-Universität Weimar's website

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