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Call for Applications: Two PhD candidates, Moi University African Cluster Center, Kenya, July 20, 2021Hide

Moi University African Cluster Centre (Moi-ACC) is one of the four African partners working with the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence of the University of Bayreuth, Germany, towards reconfiguring African studies, on both the conceptual and the structural level. Through the department of Philosophy, Religion and Theology; and the department of Kiswahili and other African Languages invites applications for two PhD candidates who will be admitted in the respective two departments.

The research project

Islamic Popular Culture and Public Performance Practices: The Production, Transmission of Religious Knowledge and Creation of Cultural Identity in Africa.

offers stipends and research funds for

2 PhD projects

(1 Islamic Studies, 1 Kiswahili Linguistic Studies)

Our project aims to look at Islamic popular culture by examining the three public performance practices of ‘Islamic-poetry’, ‘Islamic-music’, and ‘Islamic-film video’ as practical sources for relaying religious knowledge. The three purveyors of popular culture not only support religious meanings, but also give variation in the transmission of religious knowledge, a process that has demystified the traditional textual and religious space of the mosque by embracing social halls, homes and entertainment places. Consequently, in a reflexive and relational ways, this research project seeks to examine the role of gender, local languages and performative aesthetics in the production and transmission of religious knowledge and how subsequently the resultant popular culture creates cultural identity and sense of belonging among Muslims in Kenya, Zanzibar, Senegal and Morocco.

Responsibilities and Specific Duties 

The successful PhD candidates will be based at Moi-ACC and affiliated to the PhD programmes of the respective two departments of Moi University. The fellowship is four years, of which 75% will be dedicated to the research project and academic obligations, and the remaining 25% are allocated for other duties and activities at the Moi-ACC and the respective two departments. The position requires an active participation in the activities of the Moi-ACC and the affiliated respective departments, i.e. in research colloquia, lecture series and workshops, as well as active engagement in the center’s research activities. The PhD candidates must reside at Moi University during the fellowship, with periods of fieldwork at the Kenyan coast.

The successful candidates will undertake research aligned to

  1. Islamic-Film-videos (Religious Studies), or
  2. Islamic-poetry (Kiswahili Linguistic Studies).

The PhD candidates are expected to add an analytical focus to the project by studying a specific topic pertaining to Islamic popular culture and public performances as manifested in the dynamic context of contemporary Africa.

The supervision of the two candidates at Moi University will be conducted bi-nationally between Moi University and University of Bayreuth. At Moi University, the supervision will be undertaken by Dr. Mwanakombo Mohamed (Kiswahili Linguistics) and Dr. Hassan Ndzovu (Religious Studies); and at the University of Bayreuth will be Prof. Dr. Clarissa Vierke (Swahili Literature and Popular Culture) and Dr. Britta Frede (Islamic Studies). During their third year of study, the PhD candidates will spend three months at the University of Bayreuth where they would be affiliated to the BIGSAS program.

Requirements

An excellent University MA degree in relevant fields of Religious Studies, Islamic Studies, and Kiswahili Studies. Excellent knowledge of English and Kiswahili is required while knowledge of Arabic language will be an added advantage. While Moi University promotes equal opportunity, the project encourages female applicants who are currently underrepresented in the field of Islamic studies in Kenya. Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, names of two referees, short curriculum vitae (max. two pages), copies of degree certificates (undergraduate and postgraduate), and a brief project proposal (max. 8 pages, including literature references) showing how their researches would fit into the larger project.

Fellowship Package

The PhD fellowship covers:

  • Tuition fees
  • Monthly stipend of not less than ksh. 25,000 (250 Euros)
  • Research funds
  • 3 month stay at the University of Bayreuth
  • International Workshop participation
  • Insurance cover
  • A stimulating, professional and bi-national supervision

Please send applications to: Director, Moi University African Cluster Centre, Email: africanclustercentre@mu.ac.ke and a copy to Dr Mwanakombo Mohammed email address: mwanakombonoordin@yahoo.com.

The deadline for submission of proposals is September 30th 2021.

Shortlisted candidates will be interviewed virtually October 27th 2021. And successful candidates will be notified on the decision of the Selection Committee on November 8th 2021. For further information, please contact Dr Hassan Juma Ndzovu through email: hassan.ndzovu@gmail.com; hassan.ndzovu@mu.ac.ke

Mitarbeiter*in im Bereich Gender und Diversität 50% (E 13 TV-L)Hide

*English text below*

Die Universität Bayreuth ist eine forschungsorientierte Universität mit international kompetitiven und interdisziplinär ausgerichteten Profilfeldern in Forschung und Lehre. Der Exzellenzcluster Africa Multiple an der Universität Bayreuth, gefördert in der Exzellenzstrategie des Bundes und der Länder, verfolgt die Neugestaltung der Afrikastudien sowohl auf konzeptueller als auch auf struktureller Ebene. Der Cluster bildet einen transformativen Raum zur systematischen Erforschung afrikanischer und afro-diasporischer Lebenswelten, in dem neue Formen der inter- und transdisziplinären Zusammenarbeit etabliert werden.

Zur Stärkung dieser Agenda besteht im Exzellenzcluster das Büro für Gender und Diversität. Zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt ist zur Unterstützung der Leiterin dieses Büros eine

50%-Stelle (m/w/d) zur Mitarbeit im Bereich Gender und Diversität (E 13 TV-L)

zu besetzen.

Der Aufgabenbereich dieser Stelle umfasst:

  • die Vertretung der Leiterin des Büros für Gender und Diversität im Fall von urlaubs- oder krankheitsbedingter Abwesenheit oder sonstiger Verhinderung in der Wahrnehmung folgender Aufgaben: Mitarbeit in den entscheidungsbefugten Gremien des Clusters sowie Förderung und Durchsetzung von Diversität und umfänglicher Gleichstellung bei allen wissenschaftlichen Personalentscheidungen im Cluster;
  • die Unterstützung der Mitglieder des Clusters in Fragen der Gleichstellung und Diskriminierungsprävention, und der Vereinbarkeit von Familie und Beruf;
  • die Koordination von Maßnahmen (Mentoring, Coaching) in den Bereichen Gender Awareness, Rassismus und religiöser Diversität;
  • die Konzeption und Organisation von Fortbildungsmaßnahmen und Workshops für Mitglieder des Clusters einschließlich der wissenschaftlichen Partner*innen in Afrika;
  • die Entwicklung und Durchführung von Maßnahmen zur Berücksichtigung von Fragen der Intersektionalität in den Forschungsprojekten des Clusters.

Von den Bewerber*innen erwarten wir:

  • ein abgeschlossenes Hochschulstudium sowie vorzugsweise eine Promotion in einem geistes-, kultur- oder sozialwissenschaftlichen Fach mit Bezug zu Afrika und/oder afrikanischen Diasporas;
  • ein Profil im Bereich der Intersektionalitätsforschung (Gender, Diversity, Postcolonial Studies), Critical Diversity Literacy, Black and Women of Color Feminisms, Critical Race Theory und Postcolonial Theory;
  • ausgezeichnete Deutsch- und Englischkenntnisse;
  • nach Möglichkeit einschlägige Berufs- und/oder Forschungserfahrung sowie weitere Fremdsprachenkenntnisse, insbesondere Französisch.

Bei Vorliegen der persönlichen und tariflichen Voraussetzungen erfolgt die Vergütung in der Entgeltgruppe E 13 TV-L. Dienstort ist Bayreuth. Die Einstellung erfolgt zunächst befristet für die Dauer von zwei Jahren. Eine Verlängerung ist bei erfolgreicher Tätigkeit und unter Erfüllung der befristungsrechtlichen Voraussetzungen denkbar.

Die Universität Bayreuth schätzt die Vielfalt ihrer Beschäftigten als Bereicherung und bekennt sich ausdrücklich zum Ziel der Chancengleichheit der Geschlechter. Wissenschaftlerinnen werden daher mit Nachdruck um ihre Bewerbung gebeten. Personen, die mehr Vielfalt in das Forschungs- und Lehrprofil der Universität Bayreuth einbringen, sind ausdrücklich zur Bewerbung eingeladen. Bewerber*innen mit Kindern sind sehr willkommen. Die Universität Bayreuth ist Mitglied im Best-Practice Club „Familie in der Hochschule e.V.“ und hat erfolgreich am HRK-Audit „Internationalisierung der Hochschule“ teilgenommen. Personen mit Schwerbehinderung werden bei gleicher Eignung bevorzugt berücksichtigt.

Bitte bewerben Sie sich online bis zum 20.08.2021 über unser Bewerbungsportal Uni Bayreuth und fügen Sie Ihren aussagekräftigen Bewerbungsunterlagen eine 1-2-seitige englischsprachige Stellungnahme zum Mehrwert der Intersektionalitätstheorie und des Critical Diversity Literacy-Ansatzes in Forschungskontexten der Afrikastudien bei.

Kennung der Ausschreibung: Gender und Diversität (www.stellenangebote.uni-bayreuth.de)

Die Unterlagen werden nach Besetzung der Stelle gemäß den Anforderungen des Datenschutzes gelöscht.

Rückfragen beantwortet Dr. Christine Vogt-William, Christine.Vogt-William@uni-bayreuth.de.

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English version:

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive and interdisciplinary profiles in research and teaching. The Cluster of Excellence Africa Multiple at the University of Bayreuth, funded by the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments, pursues the reshaping of African Studies on both a conceptual and structural level. The Cluster forms a transformative space for the systematic study of African and Afro-diasporic lifeworlds, in which new forms of inter- and transdisciplinary cooperation are established.

To strengthen this agenda, the Cluster has the Office for Gender and Diversity. To support the director of this office, there is a vacancy for a

50% position (m/f/d) to work in the area of gender and diversity (E 13 TV-L)

to be filled.

The responsibilities of this position include  

  • substituting for the Head of the Gender and Diversity Office (in the event of vacation, illness, or other cases of absence) in the performance of the following tasks: participation in the decision-making bodies of the Cluster as well as the promotion and implementation of diversity and comprehensive equality measures in all scholarly personnel decisions in the Cluster;
  • supporting the members of the Cluster in matters of equality and discrimination prevention, and in reconciling family and career;
  • coordinating measures (mentoring, coaching) in the areas of gender awareness, racism and religious diversity;
  • conceiving and organising training measures and workshops for Cluster members, including the research partners in Africa;
  • developing and implementation of measures to take intersectionality issues into account in the research projects of the.

We expect applicants to have

  • a university degree and preferably a doctorate in a humanities, cultural or social science subject related to Africa and/or African diasporas;
  • a profile in the field of intersectionality studies (gender, diversity, postcolonial studies), critical diversity literacy, black and women of colour feminisms, critical race theory and postcolonial theory;
  • excellent knowledge of German and English;
  • If possible, relevant professional and/or research experience as well as further foreign language skills, especially French.

If the personal and collective agreement requirements are met, remuneration will be in the salary bracket E 13 TV-L. The place of employment is Bayreuth. The position is initially limited for a period of two years. An extension is possible in the case of successful work, provided the legal requirements for a fixed-term contract are fulfilled.

The University of Bayreuth views the diversity of its staff as an asset and is expressly committed to the goal of gender equality. Women and persons who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the best practice club Family at University, and an extended audit conducted by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization. All qualifications being equal, applicants with disabilities will be given priority.

Please apply online via the Applicant portal Uni Bayreuth selecting “Gender und Diversität" from the drop-down menu and attach a statement of 1-2 pages in English to your application where you expound on the added value of intersectionality theory and the critical diversity literacy approach in research contexts of African Studies.

The documents will be deleted after the position has been filled in accordance with data protection requirements.

Application deadline: August 20, 2021

In case of questions, please contact Dr. Christine Vogt-William at Christine.Vogt-William@uni-bayreuth.de.

PhD position on material religion in Africa (4 years, 1.0 FTE)Hide

The Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies (Faculty of Humanities) of Utrecht University offers a new PhD position on material religion in Africa. The application deadline is September 1st, 2021.

The Religious Matters in an Entangled World Program (chaired by Prof. Birgit Meyer) studies religion from a material and corporeal angle, with special emphasis on tensions and conflicts around images, buildings, objects, food, bodies and texts in religiously plural societies in Europe and Africa. The PhD candidate will conduct research on a phenomenon of his/her own choice, within the broader framework as developed by the programme.

Job description

The Religious Matters in an Entangled World Program (chaired by Prof. Birgit Meyer) studies religion from a material and corporeal angle, with special emphasis on tensions and conflicts around images, buildings, objects, food, bodies and texts in religiously plural societies in Europe and Africa. The PhD candidate will conduct research on a phenomenon of his/her own choice, within the broader framework as developed by the programme. Additional

Qualifications

The successful candidate will have:

  • a Master’s degree in religious studies, anthropology, history or African Studies by the time of appointment;
  • the ability to work both independently and collaboratively, with good organizational and communication skills;
  • creativity and is innovative in her/his work;
  • proficiency in spoken and written English.

Offer

We offer a temporary position (1.0 FTE) for a period of 18 months. Upon a good performance and positive evaluation, the contract will be extended for the remaining period of 30 months (4 years in total). The gross salary ranges between €2,395 in the first year and €3,061 in the fourth year (scale P according to the Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) per month for a full-time employment. Salaries are supplemented with a holiday bonus of 8% and a year-end bonus of 8.3% per year. In addition, Utrecht University offers excellent secondary conditions, including an attractive retirement scheme, (partly paid) parental leave and flexible employment conditions external link (multiple choice model). More information about working at Utrecht University external link can be found here.


Studentische Hilfskraft (w/m/d)Hide

Dr. Cassandra Mark-Thiesen, sucht im Rahmen eines Projektes für das Exzellenzcluster „Africa Multiple“ der Universität Bayreuth zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine

Studentische Hilfskraft (w/m/d)

Das interdisziplinäre Forschungsprojekt „ African Knowledges and the History Public-ation“ erforscht die Produktion von Geschichte in Afrika über traditionelle und digitale Medienformen.

Tätigkeitsfeld:

  • Mitarbeit an Datenaufbereitung und -verarbeitung
  • Mitarbeit an Erstellung von digitalen Sammlungen
  • Durchführung von Literatur- und Internetrecherche
  • Unterstützung bei der Vorbereitung, Durchführung und Nachbereitung von Workshops und Meetings - sowohl digital als auch in Präsenz oder in Hybridform
  • Öffentlichkeitsarbeit

Rahmenbedingungen:

  • 20 h im Monat
  • Nach Absprache flexible Arbeitszeiten; Home Office und/oder vor Ort
  • Vergütung gemäß der geltenden Regelungen für studentische Hilfskräfte

Anforderungen:

  • Gute EDV-Kenntnisse/-Erfahrung (z.B. mit MS-Excel, Adobe Creative Suite, etc.)
  • Interesse an Afrikastudien
  • Sehr gute Kenntnisse der deutschen und englischen Sprache in Wort und Schrift; Französischkenntnisse sind von Vorteil.
  • Erste Erfahrung im Bereich Büro- und Projektmanagement wünschenswert
  • Sehr gute kommunikative Kompetenz und schnelle Auffassungsgabe
  • Zuverlässigkeit, selbstständige Arbeitsweise, Eigeninitiative
  • Ein sicheres Auftreten und Freude am Umgang mit Menschen
  • Souveräner Umgang mit Social Media

Wir bieten:

  • Moderne und freundliche Arbeitsbedingungen
  • Vielfältige Aufgaben
  • Teamarbeit in einem spannenden, internationalen Umfeld

Bei Interesse richten Sie Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung 23.08.2021 (zusammengefasst in einer PDF-Datei) unter dem Begriff „SHK“ an: Cassandra.Thiesen-Mark@uni-bayreuth.de

Eingehende Bewerbungen werden unabhängig von Gesichtspunkten wie Herkunft, Staatsangehörigkeit, Religion, Geschlecht, Identität oder Behinderung gelesen. Bewerbungen von Gruppenangehörigen im Sinne von Gender und Diversität sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Die Unterlagen werden nach Besetzung der Stelle gemäß den Anforderungen des Datenschutzes gelöscht.

Weitere Informationen zum Exzellenzcluster „Africa Multiple“ finden Sie unter: www.africamultiple.uni-bayreuth.de

Studentische Hilfskraft (w/m/d)Hide

Dr. Cassandra Mark-Thiesen, sucht im Rahmen eines Projektes für das Exzellenzcluster „Africa Multiple“ der Universität Bayreuth zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine

Studentische Hilfskraft (w/m/d)

Das interdisziplinäre Forschungsprojekt „ African Knowledges and the History Public-ation“ erforscht die Produktion von Geschichte in Afrika über traditionelle und digitale Medienformen.

Tätigkeitsfeld:

  • Unterstützung bei der Vorbereitung und Durchführung von Lehre
  • Durchführung von Literatur- und Internetrecherche
  • Verfassen von Forschungsberichten
  • Öffentlichkeitsarbeit
  • Unterstützung bei der Vorbereitung, Durchführung und Nachbereitung von Workshops und Meetings - sowohl digital als auch in Präsenz oder in Hybridform

Rahmenbedingungen:

  • 20 h im Monat
  • Nach Absprache flexible Arbeitszeiten; Home Office und/oder vor Ort
  • Vergütung gemäß der geltenden Regelungen für studentische Hilfskräfte

Anforderungen:

  • Gute EDV-Kenntnisse/-Erfahrung (z.B. mit MS-Office, Zoom, MS Teams, Verwaltung von Datenbanken, Dokumentationswesen, etc.)
  • Interesse an Afrikastudien
  • Sehr gute Kenntnisse der deutschen und englischen Sprache in Wort und Schrift; Französischkenntnisse sind von Vorteil.
  • Erste Erfahrung im Bereich Büro- und Projektmanagement wünschenswert
  • Sehr gute kommunikative Kompetenz und schnelle Auffassungsgabe
  • Zuverlässigkeit, selbstständige Arbeitsweise, Eigeninitiative
  • Ein sicheres Auftreten und Freude am Umgang mit Menschen

Wir bieten:

  • Moderne und freundliche Arbeitsbedingungen
  • Vielfältige Aufgaben
  • Teamarbeit in einem spannenden, internationalen Umfeld


Bei Interesse richten Sie Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung bis 23.08.2021 (zusammengefasst in einer PDF-Datei) unter dem Begriff „SHK“ an: Cassandra.Thiesen-Mark@uni-bayreuth.de

Eingehende Bewerbungen werden unabhängig von Gesichtspunkten wie Herkunft, Staatsangehörigkeit, Religion, Geschlecht, Identität oder Behinderung gelesen. Bewerbungen von Gruppenangehörigen im Sinne von Gender und Diversität sind ausdrücklich erwünscht.

Die Unterlagen werden nach Besetzung der Stelle gemäß den Anforderungen des Datenschutzes gelöscht.

Weitere Informationen zum Exzellenzcluster „Africa Multiple“ finden Sie unter: www.africamultiple.uni-bayreuth.de

Adminstrative (non-academic) Assistant (w/m/d)Hide

The Office for Gender and Diversity of the Cluster of Excellence Africa Multiple at the University of Bayreuth is looking for an

Adminstrative (non-academic) Assistant (w/m/d)

Tasks include:

  • Administration and maintenance of the GDO ICDL (Intersectionality and Critical Diversity Literacy) Bibliographical Database on ZOTERO.
  • researching and collecting updates of scholarship in the areas of intersectionality studies, critical diversity studies, gender studies, Afro-feminist and Black feminist studies, and African queer studies
  • Maintaining official correspondence of the GDO at africamultiple-gdo(a)uni-bayreuth.de
  • Scanning, copying, and archiving documents
  • Digital support for ICDL events
  • General online research on anti-discrimination policies in Higher Education Institutions worldwide.

General conditions:

  • 18 hours per week
  • Flexible working hours by arrangement
  • Compensation according to the current regulations for non-academic adminstrative assistants

The applicant is expected to have the following:

  • An MA degree in African Studies, Gender Studies, Literature and Cultural Studies or Social Sciences with a focus on Postcolonial Studies and / or Diaspora Studies.
  • Very good computer skills (e.g. MS-Office, database management, documentation)
  • Very good knowledge of written and spoken German and English.
  • Experience in office and project management
  • Very good communicative skills and quick perception
  • Self-reliance, initiative, confidence and affinity for teamwork
  • Basic knowledge of and interest in intersectionality and critical diversity literacy approaches.

Additional Desiderata:

  • Additional foreign language skills (e.g. French)
  • Basic knowledge of content management systems, e.g. CMS Fiona, ZOTERO

Please address your application (in English) to the Head of the Office for Gender and Diversity in the Cluster of Excellence Africa Multiple, Dr. Christine Vogt-William, and send it via email only in the form of a single PDF file (max. 30 MB) to africamultiple-gdo@uni-bayreuth.de by 15 August, 2021.  Any questions will be answered by Dr. Christine Vogt-William [Christine.Vogt-William@uni-bayreuth.de]. Applications will be read regardless of origin, nationality, religion, gender, identity or disability of the sender. Applications from group members in terms of gender and diversity are strongly encouraged. For more information on the Cluster of Excellence Africa Multiple, please visit: www.africamultiple.uni-bayreuth.de

To access this call in German, please click here.

Student Assistant (f/m/d)Hide

The Gender and Diversity Office of the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth is interested in hiring a

Student Assistant (f/m/d)

Tasks include:

  • Management and processing all digital recordings of the Gender and Diversity Office (GDO) events in the next year – so that these can be processed into the Panopto format, vetted with input from the GDO [and that of the other participants] and finally fed into the Digital Research Environment (DRE). There will also be transcription work involved, which is necessary for publication purposes.
  • Work on the Intersectionality Critical Diversity Literacy [ICDL] Bibliographical Database that would need such assistance both before and after its launch, with regard to technical maintenance and liaising with the DRE team for updates and any other mode of software synchronisation.
  • Setting up and coordination of ZOOM work-meetings as well as ZOOM webinars and digitech rehearsals for GDO events.

General conditions:

  • 20 hours a month [i.e. 5 hours a week] as an extension of an existing student assistant work contract
  • Flexible working hours by arrangement
  • Compensation in accordance with the applicable regulations for student assistants

The applicant is expected to have the following:

  • Very good EDP [electronic data processing] knowledge (e.g. Microsoft Office, Databases and Documentation Systems administration)
  • Very good written and verbal skills in English and German
  • Experience in the areas of office and project management
  • Very good communicative competence and quick thinking
  • Independence, individual initiative, self-confidence and affinity for teamwork
  • Basic knowledge of and interest in Intersectionality and Critical Diversity Literacy Approaches

Additional desiderata:

  • Other foreign languages (e.g. French)
  • Basics of Content Management Systemen (e.g. CMS Fiona, ZOTERO)

Please address your applications in English to the Director of the Gender and Diversity Office, Africa Multiple Excellence Cluster, Dr. Christine Vogt-William. Please send your applications only via Email in a single PDF document (max. 30 MB) by 15 August 2021 to africamultiple-gdo@uni-bayreuth.de. Please address your enquiries to Dr. Christine Vogt-William [Christine.Vogt-William@uni-bayreuth.de].

All submitted applications will be considered independent of the following aspects: ethnic identity, citizenship, religion, gender, (dis)ability. Applications from group members in terms of diversity are expressly encouraged.

Further information about the Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence can be found at: www.africamultiple.uni-bayreuth.de

To access this call in German, please click here.

Studentische Hilfskräfte (ShK)Hide


Studentische Hilfskräfte gesucht!

Der Lehrstuhl African Legal Studies (Lehrstuhlinhaber: Prof. Dr. Thoko Kaime) sucht ab September 2021
mindestens eine neue studentische oder nebenberufliche wissenschaftliche Hilfskraft (m/w/d) mit einem
Stellenumfang von mindestens 14 Stunden monatlich. Die Stelle dient der administrativen und
wissenschaftlichen Unterstützung des internationalen und interdisziplinären Projekts „When the law is not
enough: Tackling intractable problems of human rights – Prospects for integrated approaches“, welches durch
das Exzellenzcluster „Africa Multiple“ finanziert wird.


Die Stellen umfassen folgende Tätigkeitsfelder:

  • Administrative Planung und Verwirklichung der Projektverwaltung
  • Etablierung von Prozessen innerhalb des Projekts
  • Planung und Mitarbeit bei Veranstaltungen und Konferenzen
  • Betreuung der Webseite und weiteren Kanälen
  • Literaturrecherchen und darüberhinausgehende Unterstützung in wissenschaftlicher Arbeit des Projekts

Wir erwarten:

  • Kommunikationsstärke, Teamfähigkeit sowie eine ausgeprägte Lern-, Kritik -und Konfliktfähigkeit
  • Menschenkenntnis und interkulturellen Kompetenz
  • Eigeninitiative und Flexibilität setzen wir voraus. Wir erwarten Selbstmanagement, verhandlungssichere Englischkenntnisse, Recherchefähigkeiten und Excel- Vorkenntnisse.
  • Wir erwarten eine gewissenhafte, selbständige und zuverlässige Arbeitsweise sowie Bereitschaft zur
    Teamarbeit.
  • Kenntnisse in den Bereichen Menschenrechte und Internationales Recht sind von Vorteil. Ein
    Jurastudium ist nicht erforderlich, vielmehr sind auch Interessierte aus anderen Disziplinen herzlich
    Willkommen sich zu bewerben.


Wir bieten Ihnen die Mitarbeit in einem neuen, motivierten Team und eine gewisse Flexibilität der Arbeitszeit an. Die Vergütung erfolgt nach den allgemeinen Sätzen für studentische oder nebenberufliche wissenschaftliche Hilfskräfte an der Universität Bayreuth.

Die Projektlaufzeit beträgt vier Jahre, weswegen wir an einem langfristigen Beschäftigungsverhältnis interessiert sind. Deshalb möchten wir insbesondere Studierende im 1. – 4. Fachsemester zur Bewerbung ermutigen. Dies stellt jedoch kein zwingendes Einstellungskriterium dar.

Haben wir Ihr Interesse geweckt? Dann freuen wir uns über Ihre vollständige Bewerbung per E-Mail (insbesondere mit Motivationsschreiben, tabellarischem Lebenslauf, Zeugnissen, Notenblatt und ggf. Scheinen) in englischer Sprache zeitnah, aber bis spätestens 15. August 2021 an africanlegalstudies@unibayreuth. de

PhD Student Position Hide

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. In 2019, the „Africa Multiple“ Cluster of Excellence (EXC 2052), commenced its transformative research on Africa and its diaspora with funding from the Excellence Strategy of Germany‘s federal and state governments. It is in this framework that the Chair for Romance Linguistics at the University of Bayreuth offers the opportunity to complete a doctorate/PhD in linguistics under the supervision of Professor Martina Drescher and therefore seeks to recruit as soon as possible a

PhD student (m/f/d) (TV-L E 13, part-time 75%)

The PhD student will be part of a research project on "Health discourses as moral communication? Linguistic case studies from Côte d'Ivoire and Cameroon" and primarily deal with the Cameroonian part of the project. The research will be conducted mainly in French, but excellent proficiency in English, the lingua franca of the Cluster, is also required. The proposed position is a fixed-term appointment for four years. Further information on the project can be found at: https://www.africamultiple.uni-bayreuth.de/en/Research/1research-sections/moralities/Health-discourses-/index.html

We welcome applications from candidates with the following profile and knowledge:

  • excellent Master's degree or DEA in linguistics, preferably with a with a specialisation in French linguistics
  • interest in research on French in sub-Saharan Africa, particularly Cameroon
  • theoretical and methodological knowledge in pragmatics, discourse analysis, conversational analysis and/or interactional linguistics
  • experience in empirical research and data collection
  • very good oral and written command of French and English
  • willingness to participate in the activities of the Cluster and its graduate school, the Bayreuth Internationale Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS)
  • basic skills / familiarity with Microsoft tools/applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.)

Your application should contain the usual documents such as cover/motivation letter, detailed CV, list of publications, copies of your degrees and transcripts, references. It should be submitted as one pdf-file via email to oumarou.boukari@uni-bayreuth.de or martina.drescher@uni-bayreuth.de.

Inquiries as to the application procedure or to the substance of the research topic may be directed to the same addresses.

The position needs to be filled as soon as possible starting preferably on August 1st, 2021. Reviews will continue until the position is filled. All documents will be deleted according to the privacy law after the position is filled.

Juniorprofessur für Science and Technology Studies des Globalen SüdensHide

Die Universität Bayreuth ist eine forschungsorientierte Universität mit international kompetitiven und interdisziplinär ausgerichteten Profilfeldern in Forschung und Lehre. An der Universität Bayreuth ist in der Fakultät für Kulturwissenschaften zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt eine

Juniorprofessur (W 1) für Science and Technology Studies
des Globalen Südens mit Tenure Track auf W 3

im Beamtenverhältnis auf Zeit zu besetzen.

Mit der Fokussierung auf die Herstellung, Zirkulation und Adaption von Technologien verfolgt die Professur einen empirischen und praxistheoretischen Ansatz, der sowohl materielle als auch soziale Aspekte berücksichtigt und innovative Zugänge zu Fragen der Wissensproduktion und politischen Verortung von Technologien ermöglicht. Gesucht wird ein*e Wissenschaftler*in mit einem sozial- oder kulturwissenschaftlichen Profil, der*die in empirischen Forschungen zu diesen Fragestellungen hervorragend ausgewiesen und in den Science and Technology Studies (STS) verortet bzw. an diese anschlussfähig ist. Vorausgesetzt wird ein regionaler Forschungsschwerpunkt im Globalen Süden, der gesellschaftliche Wechselwirkungen des Transfers von Technologien im Kontext globaler Vernetzungen einbezieht. Erwünscht wird darüber hinaus die Beschäftigung mit Fragen von globaler Gerechtigkeit, Risiko oder Innovation, etwa im Kontext von Energie, Mobilität, Digitalisierung, Klimawandel, Ernährung oder globaler Gesundheit. Präferiert wird ein regionaler Fokus auf Afrika, da die Professur in Forschungsprojekte im Exzellenzcluster „Africa Multiple“ und in das Profilfeld Afrikastudien der UBT eingebunden werden soll. Institutionell soll die Professur an der Facheinheit Ethnologie angesiedelt werden, wobei die Schaffung von Synergien mit anderen Disziplinen ausdrücklich angestrebt wird.

Die Lehrleistung wird im Rahmen der afrikabezogenen Bachelor- und Masterstudiengänge sowie der Graduiertenschule BIGSAS erbracht. Weiterhin ist die Professur mit Lehraufgaben in die Masterstudiengänge „M. Sc. Umwelt- und Ressourcentechnologie“ (Fakultät VI) sowie „M. Sc. Global Food, Nutrition and Health“ (Fakultät VII) eingebunden. Die aktive Mitarbeit im Afrikaschwerpunkt der Universität Bayreuth wird ebenso vorausgesetzt wie die Mitwirkung in der inter- und transdisziplinären Verbundforschung. Es wird insbesondere erwartet, dass der*die Kandidat*in die Forschungsagenda des Exzellenzclusters „Africa Multiple“ voranbringt. Die Fähigkeit, in englischer Sprache zu unterrichten, wird erwartet.

Die vollständige Stellenausschreibung mit weiteren Informationen zu den formalen Einstellungsvoraussetzungen des Freistaates Bayern finden Sie unter www.uni-bayreuth.de.

Bewerbungen (Lebenslauf mit Schriftenverzeichnis, Lehrerfahrung, Drittmitteleinwerbung, Zeugnisse und Urkunden) werden bis zum 10.08.2021 webbasiert unter https://uni-bayreuth.berufungsportal.de erbeten an den Dekan der Fakultät, Prof. Dr. Ralf Behrwald. Der Dekan steht für Fragen und weitere Informationen unter dekanat.kuwi@uni-bayreuth.de zur Verfügung. Die Unterlagen werden nach Beendigung des Berufungsverfahrens gemäß den Anforderungen des Datenschutzes gelöscht.

Junior Professor of Science & Technology Studies of the Global South Hide

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a

Junior Professor (pay grade: W 1) of Science & Technology Studies
of the Global South with Tenure Track to W 3

(minimum salary per month: 4,912 euros) to commence as soon as possible. This is a fixed-term civil service position.

This professorship has been designed with a focus on the production, circulation, and adaptation of technologies. We are looking for a scholar with a profile in social or cultural research who has an excellent track record in empirical research on these issues and who is located in or closely connected to Science and Technology Studies (STS). A successful candidate will have an empirical and practice-theoretical research methodology. Their research and teaching interests will take into account questions of knowledge production and the political location of technologies and enable innovative approaches to the material and social aspects of technology. A regional research focus in the Global South is required, including attention to the social dimensions of technology transfer in the context of global interconnections. A regional focus on Africa is preferred, as the professorship is to be integrated into research projects in the Cluster of Excellence “Africa Multiple” and in focus on African Studies. A topical focus on questions of global justice, risk or innovation (particularly in the context of energy technologies), mobility, digitalization, climate change, nutrition, or global health is preferred. Institutionally, the professorship is to be based in the Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology, and the creation of synergies with other disciplines is expressly sought.

Teaching will be carried out within the context of the African Studies-related bachelor’s and master’s programs as well as in BIGSAS (the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies). The professorship also involves teaching in the master’s programs M.Sc. Environmental and Resource Technology (Faculty VI) and M.Sc. Global Food, Nutrition & Health (Faculty VII). Active engagement with the University of Bayreuth’s focus on African Studies is required, as well as participation in inter- and transdisciplinary collaborative research. In particular, the candidate is expected to advance the research agenda of the Cluster of Excellence “Africa Multiple”. The ability to teach in English is expected.

The complete vacancy notice including further information on the formal employment requirements can be
found at www.uni-bayreuth.de/en.

Applications (CV outlining education and academic career, list of publications, list of courses taught, experience obtaining external funding, as well as copies of all diplomas and certificates) are to be submitted electronically to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ralf Behrwald, via
https://uni-bayreuth.berufungsportal.de by 10.08.2021. Applicants are welcome to direct questions and
requests for further information to the Dean at dekanat.kuwi@uni-bayreuth.de. Application documents will be
deleted in accordance with data protection law upon conclusion of the appointment process.

ASAA 2022 - 4th Biennial Conference: "Africa and the Human: Old questions, new imaginaries"Hide

What does it mean to be human today in Africa, African in the world today, and what can Africa contribute to thinking the human? The idea of the human is increasingly threatened by destabilising transformations as the world gradually moves to what is defined by some as the abyss of modernity and the aftershocks of the postmodern. Will prevalent ideas of being human and/or being African survive? Should the idea of the human and African be saved, and as we move into the Anthropocene/posthuman, what or who will or should count as human and/or African in the end? As the old certainties of the enlightenment are questioned and rejected and the promises of neoliberal democracy shattered – labelled as both fraudulent and farcical – what alternatives remain to imagine the human from Africa?

The conference will aim to contribute to resurgent scholarly interest in questions of what we humans share – even while recognising our profound differences – as the basis for grappling with the contours of our collective futures. The resurgence of anticapitalist, decolonial, antipatriachal, anti-racist, pro-science, ecological justice movements and other struggles for social justice have questioned the problematic triad of human justice, human destructiveness and human dignity. What new ideas can Africa bring to these questions and struggles, and what new spaces can be created for knowledge production?

We envision the conference as a carnival of ideas, a laboratory of concepts and a space for ideological experimentation about Africa and the human. Selected outputs will be published in the HUMA-ASAA “Encounters” series. Co-hosted by HUMA, Institute for Humanities in Africa at the University of Cape Town, we aim to create an interdisciplinary space of conversations between the disciplines – social sciences and humanities (SSH) and science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) – focusing on the production of new knowledges about Africa and the human. Scholars, activists, artists and policymakers across different generations, disciplines and sub-fields in SSH and STEM are invited to propose panels on the conference theme.

ASAA2022 conference programme

(subject to change)

  • 11 May 2021: Start of pre-conference debates
  • 03–08 Apr 2022: Pre-conference tours
  • 09–10 Apr 2022: Pre-conference arrivals
  • 11–12 Apr 2022: ASAA2022 pre-conference workshops and meetings
  • 13 Apr 2022: ASAA2022 conference opening and plenaries
  • 14 Apr 2022: ASAA2022 conference debates
  • 15–16 Apr 2022: ASAA2022 parallel conference sessions
  • 17–22 Apr 2022: Post-conference tours

  • Find the flyer of the conference here.
  • Find the main website of the conference here.
Bayreuth Summer School: "Multifaceted Relations: Africa – Asia"Hide

Please note, the following course details are subject to change.


Multifaceted Relations: Africa - Asia

Week 1 - Asia and Africa: The Way Two Continents Interact

Asia and Africa are two mega-spaces on earth which occupy almost 70% of the world population and cover about 30% of the earth’s total land area. Historically, these two continents have interacted in diverse ways, therefore, creating a new space for cultural creolisation. The burgeoning of cosmopolitans and cultural creolisation were earmarks of this mobility as Swahili civilisation has proven this. Numerous archaeological remains, such as Indo-Pacific beads, Arabian jewellery, Chinese stoneware and porcelain, bear witness to the connections, contributions, and complexity of Asian and African interactions.

A short disruption followed, while large parts of both continents were colonised by European empires between the late 19th century and the mid-20th century, but resumed interaction as the two continents emerged from colonial rule. Under the influence of globalisation, the mobility between Asia and Africa has become an unprecedented phenomenon.

The main purpose of the course is to explore the cultural interaction between Asia and Africa during their historical progress. For this, topics include:

  • Overviewing the history and culture of Asia and Africa: similarities and differences
  • Cultural interaction between Asia and Africa in the course of history: the Indian ocean and the ancient world system
  • Cultural interaction between Asia and Africa: African communities in Asia and Asian communities in Africa: Asian and African diaspora
  • Asian engagement with Africa in a contemporary world: a case of South Korea
  • The role of civil societies in the course of cultural interaction between two continents

  

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Yongkyu Chang
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, South Korea

Coordinators

Dr. Franz Kogelmann
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ute Fendler
University of Bayreuth, Germany


Week 2 - Asian Presence in Africa: Examples from East and Southern Africa

Using Asian diaspora literature in East and Southern Africa this course will provide an overview of Asian presence in Africa. It will demonstrate how these examples of literature have framed conversations between peoples, cultures, ideas and regions.

The course will address the ambivalent and diasporic histories of Asians in imperial and postcolonial East and South Africa and analyse how Asian cultures consciously construct ambivalent diasporic subjectivities as the basis of new forms of African Asian identities. We will demonstrate how such ambivalence reveals itself in the way Asian diaspora writing disavow dominant, nationalistic, even binaristic accounts of colonial relationships and create, instead, a narrative that skirts the borderlines of both colonial and nationalist discourses. In a sense this constitutes a strategy of contesting both colonial history and the hi/stories of the postcolonial nation-state especially in East Africa. The consequence of this strategy though, is that while histories of the Indian people in Africa are uncovered as “scraps” of imperial history their narration tends, on the other hand, to silence those aspects of Asian experiences that align them to African anti-colonial resistance.The course will show how Asian writings resolves this contradiction by recasting Indian histories in Africa in diasporic terms even as it indicates their uncertain affiliations to and identifications with nationalist narratives of resistance which are themselves already in competition.

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Peter Simatei
Moi University, Kenya

Coordinators

Dr. Franz Kogelmann
University of Bayreuth, Germany

Prof. Dr. Ute Fendler
University of Bayreuth, Germany


  • Find the flyer of the event here.
  • For more information regarding application and registration, please click here.
Call for Participation: PANAFEST / EMANICIPATION DAY 2021Hide

Call for Participation:
PANAFEST / EMANICIPATION DAY 2021

Organized by the PANAFEST Foundation in collaboration with the Ghana tourism authority and the leaders and people of the central region of Ghana
Under the auspices of the government of the republic of Ghana

Date: July 23rd to August 2nd 2021

Venues: PANAFEST 2021 is a hybrid global African festival
Main festival venue: Cape Coast, Ghana & in virtual space

Theme: Securing the African family: Our soul, our health, our wealth

Background

The Pan African Arts Festival originally known as the Pan African Historical Theatre Festival is a landmark biennial event which is celebrated in the spirit of "Re-uniting the African Family: Pan Africanism and the African Renaissance." celebrated since 1992, the festival addresses the most traumatic interuption that ever occured in the natural evolution of African societies which profoundedly eroded the self-confidence and freedom for self-determination of the whole people. The festival conciously makes the most prominent European edifices through which the slave trade was conducted as sites and black drops for manifestations, ceremonies and performances aimed at purging the pain of diaspora, acknowledging the residual effects of the trade on the continent and re-uniting the two sides of the African family to forge a positive future in the contemporary global environment. Alongside the healing processes, PANAFEST celebrates the strengths and resilience of African culture and achievements of Africans. It is designed to help African reconnect with their strengths.

The 2021 Edition of Panafest

Last year the African family came together in large numbers to participate in ceremonies, rites performances and conferences, which PANAFEST has become known for. Certainly, the context of the commemoration of the infamous milestone of the 400 year anniversary of the documented arrival of Africans in the English colony of Virginia, and the declaration of 2019 as the ‘Year of Return’ provided a poignant focus for the festival.


  • To find the complete call for participation, please click here.
  • For the official website of the festival, please click here.

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