Student Research Assistant | Center for the History of Emotions

Student Research Assistant | Center for the History of Emotions

Job Offer from November 18, 2021

The Center for the History of Emotions, led by Prof. Dr. Ute Frevert, has a vacant position for a Student Research Assistant, 20 hours per month, to support the research project “Music, Trance, and Affect in North African Popular Islam” of Dr Tamara Turner.
Starting date: 15 January 2022 or later


  • Bibliographical research mostly in English and French primary and secondary sources
  • Independent excerption of primary and secondary sources
  • Sourcing of literature


  • Enrolment as a student (PhD students are NOT eligible) in a Berlin or Brandenburg (county) university
  • At least two study semesters in anthropology, cultural studies or related field of study
  • Knowledge of English and French essential (good reading skills)
  • Knowledge of Arabic desired
  • High personal motivation, ability to work independently and attention to detail; ability to meet deadlines and to work without direct supervision

To apply please send

  • A copy of your curriculum vitae
  • A cover letter outlining your research interests and why you think you are suitable for this position
  • A copy of your high school diploma or equivalent (Abiturzeugnis)
  • If available, evidence of academic achievement

The Max Planck Society strives for gender and diversity equality. We welcome applications from all backgrounds.
The Max Planck Society is committed to increasing the number of individuals with disabilities in its workforce and therefore encourages applications from such qualified individuals.

Please send your applications by 30 November 2021 to Karola Rockmann, preferably by e-mail to: . Please attach only one PDF file that contains all application documents. Receiving of applications will continue until the position is filled and evaluation of applicants will start on a first-come-first-serve basis. We are kindly asking you to submit your application without a photo.

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