Research Assistant for FB 1171: Affective Societes Subproject B05
Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Political and Social Sciences

Department of Political and Social Sciences - SFB 1171: Affective Societes Subproject B05


Wiss. Employee (m / w / d) Full-time employment Temporary until 30.06.2023 Salary group 13 TV-L FU ID: SFB1171-B05-WiMi2


Application deadline: 14.10.2019


The Collaborative Research Center 1171 Affective Societies investigates the role of emotions and emotions in human coexistence under the conditions of migration, mobility and change. The philosophical subproject develops a theory of relational affectivity with which processes of social and political change can be elucidated. Future work will focus on the role of emotions and emotions in stabilizing and destabilizing institutions. The subproject combines the philosophy of emotions with social philosophy and political philosophy.


Research and publishing activities in the following areas: philosophy of emotions, affect theory, social philosophy (especially institutional theory), political philosophy. Focusing either on a theory of institutional affectivity or on studies of new manifestations of authoritarianism in politics and society.
Content and organizational support of the project manager as well as participation in scientific activities of the Collaborative Research Center in the usual scope.
The research work can be carried out as part of a philosophical postdoctoral project or in the form of essay publications for your own further qualification.


University degree, PhD in Philosophy (on a topic relevant to the project).


(Professional) experience:
Experience as a knowledgeable employee, especially in collaborative research projects, is an advantage.


Specialization and knowledge in the project-relevant areas of philosophy (documented by scientific publications), especially knowledge in the fields of philosophy of emotions or affect theory. Excellent command of spoken and written English. High resilience and teamwork. Sound knowledge in all or some of the following areas of philosophy: philosophy of emotions / affects, social philosophy, political philosophy, philosophical anthropology, phenomenology. Interest in questions of philosophical methodology as well as in interdisciplinary cooperation with sociology and cultural studies subjects. Experience in scientific publishing (articles, edited volumes, etc.).
Please enclose a writing sample (eg scientific publication, dissertation chapter, etc.) and a meaningful sketch of your own research project (5-7 pp.) To a topic relevant to the position.


Further information is given by Prof. Dr. med. Jan Slaby ( / 030 838 56261).


additional Information

Applications must be sent electronically by e-mail with meaningful documents stating the identifier in PDF format (preferably as a document) to Prof. Dr. med. Jan Slaby: or by mail to the


Free University of Berlin

Department of Political and Social Sciences

SFB 1171: Affective Societes

Prof. Dr. med. Jan Slaby

Landoltweg 9-11

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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