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University of Cambridge and Germany’s Max Planck Society to create new research centre

The Max Planck Cambridge Centre for the Study of Ethics, Human Economy and Social Change (informally “Max-Cam”), an innovative collaboration funded jointly by the University of Cambridge and the Max Planck Society, was formally established as of 1 July 2017. The Centre will be co-directed by Chris Hann (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale), James Laidlaw and Joel Robbins (Department of Social Anthropology, Cambridge University), and Peter van der Veer (Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity, Göttingen), and will be dedicated to pursuing fresh ethnographic research in fields of urgent concern to humanity today. The Centre is devoted to the study of the interconnections between economic and ethical change, with a focus on the role of ritual practice in mediating these changes.

Several postdoctoral and administrative positions at the Centre in Cambridge are currently being advertised

Potential candidates are invited to apply online via the University of Cambridge Jobs Opportunities website.

MAX-CAM Research Assistant/ Associate (One part time position, and three full time positions, Fixed Term)
Deadline for applications - 24 September 2017
With four Research Associates in Cambridge and two in Germany, the Centre aims to develop novel theoretical positions of interdisciplinary interest in its focal areas as well as generating new empirical findings. The primary aim of the posts in Cambridge is to provide strategic support for the research aims and outputs of the Centre and carry out anthropological research involving periods of fieldwork.
For more information and to apply - (part time) and (full time)

MAX-CAM Research Coordinator (Part time, Fixed Term)
Deadline for applications - 24 September 2017
The Coordinator will play a key role in managing the activities of the Centre and ensuring the smooth and efficient running of research and related activities.
For more information and to apply -

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