Postdoc in Ethnography of borders and/or migration, University of Twente
The Department of Science, Technology, and Policy Studies, Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social sciences at the University of Twente is interested in hiring a Postdoc (specializing in ethnography of borders and/or migration) for the ERC-funded project ‘Processing Citizenship: Digital registration of migrants as co-production of citizens, territory and Europe’.
‘Processing Citizenship’ explores the migrant registration at the European borders, focusing on how citizenship, modernist institutions and territory are co-produced. Because of a massive influx of migrants in last few years, European governments change their migration policies, but surely, it cannot be changed separately. New institutions are created, migrants settle in new areas – all these factors create new knowlegde about migrants. This knowledge is provided by information systems, and this is what ‘Processing Citizenship’ is focused on.
‘Processing Citizenship’ is a project on the border of IT searching and migration with a materialist performative approach derived from science and technology studies and media geography. During the research, you will be working with seven colleagues, with constant contact with the Principal Investigator, but being able to make your own decisions and realize their own potential within the framework of the project. Also you will work with three doctoral students and teach them.
The amount of your salary is from € 3.427 to € 4.691 per month.
Requirements for a candidate
- PhD degree in anthropology, constructivist sociology, political science, human geography or neighbouring disciplines completed until September 2017;
- Some relevant experience demonstrated (border/migration studies, fieldwork researching)
- Readiness to work in a team and write cooperative publications;
- Leadership skills, an ability to work under tight time;
- Record of topical publications;
- Wish to accept Horizon 2020 administrative and ethical behavior;
- Fluent English.
How to apply?
Please submit your application, including your CV, a motivation letter, a description of your future research plans, one publication (preferably in the field of ethnographic methodology), and two letters of reference at the website
Please submit your application before January 8, 2017.