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Interdisciplinary Research Fellow - Economics

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Humanities and Social Change International Foundation

Interdisciplinary Research Fellow in Economics

The Humanities and Social Change International Foundation (HSCIF) is looking to hire with immediate effect a Research Fellow in Economics (m/f/x) to support the conceptual and practical development of its new Institute to be established in Hamburg, Germany in 2020.

Candidates (m/f/x) with an expertise in Economics (especially in Political Economics, Development Economics, Environmental Economics, Economic History, Industrial Organisation, Economics and Law), Development Studies, Anthropology and Sociology are encouraged to apply.

The main responsibility of the Fellow (m/f/x) will be to create research proposals that link their own academic expertise with the Institute’s overarching objective to develop concrete, innovative concepts for alternative socio-political configurations.

The successful candidate (m/f/x) should have a doctoral degree and some postdoctoral working experience, either at a university, other public institutions or in the private sector.

Besides expertise in the above specified fields, the candidate (m/f/x) should demonstrate a strong interest in either Ethics, Environment or Technology. Excellent written English skills are required.

HSCIF was founded in 2016 with the mission to understand the nature of the challenges to society of the 21st century, develop visions and concepts that inspire improvement, and actively promote and influence change.

HSC network currently consists of four Research Centers, based respectively at Humboldt University of Berlin; University of California, Santa Barbara; Ca’ Foscari University of Venice; and University of Cambridge.

More information about the Foundation and its Centers can be found on

HSCIF is in the process of establishing a new Institute based in Hamburg, and aims to open its doors in fall 2020.

The overall objective of the Institute will be the development of concrete, innovative concepts for alternative socio-political configurations, that is addressing the questions of what a future society looks like, how it could function, and how it could be realized.

The Institute will form an interdisciplinary and intercultural environment in which academics and thinkers from politics, technology, business, media and the arts will be gathered to thoroughly engage with each other’s ideas and to conduct collaborative research on specified topics.

The post is based in Hamburg, Germany. In the first instance, the position will run for two years, from Spring 2019 to Spring 2021.

To apply send a CV, a cover letter, a research proposal, a written sample of academic work (up to 5,000 words) and 2 reference letters to

The closing date for accepting applications is 1 March 2019.

For more details about the position and the application material see further particulars.

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Status: Research Fellow
Location: Hamburg, GERMANY
Advert Published: 30 Jan 2019
Expiry date: 1 Mar 2019
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