Call for applications: Professorship in Social Anthropology, at the Institute for Social Anthropology, University of Bern. Date of appointment: February 1st, 2024.

The future holder of the professorship will have a research focus on economic anthropology and will represent the discipline in its entirety in teaching.

The appointment is open rank (assistant professorship with tenure track, associate professorship or full professorship according to qualifications). In the case of a full or associate professorship, a habilitation or proof of an equivalent scientific qualification is required. In the case of an assistant professorship tenure track an advanced habilitation project or an equivalent qualification is required.

The future incumbent contributes to teaching in the Bachelor’s program in Social Anthropology, and in the Master’s programs MASA (Master Social Anthropology), ATS (Anthropology of Transnationalism and the State), and CREOLE (Cultural Differences and Transnational Processes). Languages of instruction are German and English.

Participation in academic self-governance as co-director of the Institute of Social Anthropology is expected. The administrative language is German. Appropriate proficiency in German is required after two years at the
latest. Willingness to solicit research funding is also expected.

In its hiring practices, the University of Bern is committed to equal opportunity and the promotion of diversity. In particular, it strives to increase the proportion of women in academic leadership positions. In addition, job
sharing and dual career options are encouraged. The University of Bern welcomes applications from female scientists, scientists with disabilities and scientists of color.

Applications including a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications, information on previous teaching activities, list of third-party funds raised, and information on previous activities and participation in
academic committees should be sent, as a PDF file, to the Dean’s Office by April 30, 2022. Publications are to be submitted only upon special request.