Job Opportunity at Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

The Centre for Modern Indian Studies at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is looking to fill the position of a Researcher (PhD or postdoctoral) working in the ‘Media and Public Spheres’ Research Cluster.

This position should be filled by 15.01.2017. The regular working hours will be 29,85 hours per week with a limited contract of 3 years. Salary: Pay grade 13 TV-L.

The position is offered within the framework of the DFG Priority Program “Proper Times of the Aesthetic. Time and Representation in Polychronic Modernity.“ More information on the Priority Program can be found at:

In addition to working on a research project (working title: “Religious times, media genres, and their technical execution: An ethnographic investigation of audiovisual media practices among Shi’ites in Hyderabad”) the position's duties include participation in the interdisciplinary research cluster “Media and Public Spheres” at CeMIS. More information on CeMIS can be found under:

The successful candidate will hold a highly qualified PhD or M.A. or M.Phil degree in anthropology, sociology, South Asian studies or related disciplines. The applicant's willingness to work as a member of the DFG research group and in the interdisciplinary research cluster “Media and Public Spheres” at CeMIS is required. Knowledge of Urdu/Hindustani is an advantage. As many activities in the overall DFG priority program will be conducted in German, a willingness to acquire a working knowledge of the language is also expected. This position is designed to foster young researchers and scientists and gives the successful applicant the opportunity to pursue a doctoral or post-doctoral degree.

The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured.

Please send a cover letter, CV, as well as a sample chapter or journal article (as one PDF document) by November 7, 2016 to Patrick Eisenlohr, e-mail: Peer-reviewed publications will also be highly valued in the selection process.

If you have any questions, please contact Patrick Eisenlohr (e-mail: For more information see Patrick Eisenlohr’s website