The Leibnitz Centre for Tropical Marine Search in Bremen is offering a PhD position in Development and Knowledge Sociology for the project “Narrating Science as a World-Making Activity: Sea Level Changes in Singapore”, supported by a grant of the Vokswagen Foundation. The position is part-time (2/3), with a salary according to TV-L E13, and a three year contract.
Students interested in an international perspective on science in society are invited to apply three-year research fellowship in an interdisciplinary project that examines the roles of different kinds of narratives (fictional and factual, in various forms and media) about climate change in the political and policy-making spheres, with a focus on Southeast Asia.
Applicants should have a Master’s or equivalent experience in a related field. The project, “Narrating Science as a World-Making Activity: Sea Level Change in Singapore,” is part of a joint research program of the Development and Knowledge Sociology and the Fiction Meets Science groups at the Leibniz Centre for Tropical Marine Research and the University of Bremen in northern Germany. The Ph.D. is awarded by these institutions, and the student will be based in Bremen, Germany, but do several months of field research in Singapore. The project language is English (knowledge of Singaporean Chinese, Tamil, or Malay would be a welcome asset, but is not required).
The application deadline is December 15, 2017.
For further information, check the full job posting.