Stellenausschreibung Uni Leipzig

Junior Researcher - Burkina Faso

The Leipzig University, Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies, Institute of African Studies announces the following position to be appointed as soon as possible:

2 positions for Junior Researchers

(limited to 3 years, 60 percent of a full-time employment) Remuneration on salary scale TVL-13 (60%, app. 1420 €/month net)


  • Research within the research project “oing the City: Wayfinding as a Socio Spatial Practice in Urban Africa”(funded by the DFG, 2017-2020)
  • Conduct fieldwork in Bobo-Dioulasso (Burkina Faso) and Leipzig
  • Academic career development (ex. PhD)


  • MA or equivalent in African Studies, Urban Studies, Social Anthropology, Human Geography or related discipline
  • Excellent academic writing and communication skills in English; fluent in French;
  • Jula language skills are a major advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of qualitative research methods
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Apart from relevant documentation of your qualifications, we request a description of your research question or tentative PhD project and how it relates to the research project (max. 4 pages).

If you are interested in applying, please write to:

Prof. Dr. Katja Werthmann for further information.

Application deadline: 31 July 2017

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preferences in the case of equal suitability.

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