Postdoctoral and Doctoral Research Fellowships at Max Planck Institute

Deadline: 31 December 2015
Open to: applicants with MA or PhD from a variety of fields in the social sciences and humanities
Fellowship: will be based on the German public service scale TVöD, level E 13 (50% for PhDs)

Description

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Religious and Ethnic Diversity in Göttingen is offering Postdoctoral and Doctoral Research Fellowships. Applicants from a variety of fields in the social sciences and humanities, including Anthropology, History, Sociology, Geography, Urban Studies, Art History, Architectural History, and Comparative Literature are welcomed to work on a collaborative, five-year research project titled “Empires of Memory: The Cultural Politics of Historicity in Former Habsburg and Ottoman Cities.” The overarching objective of the project is to examine the forms, textures, and effects of imperial memories in relation to contemporary urban culture and politics in six cities: Vienna, Istanbul, Budapest, Sarajevo, Trieste, and Thessaloniki.

The Institute operates in English and is located in the scenic university town of Göttingen. All research fellows in residence are expected to devote the majority of their time to their individual research projects, take leadership in organizing international conferences and other academic events, publish their work in leading academic venues, and participate fully in the intellectual life of the Institute.

Eligibility

Postdoctoral and doctoral research fellowships are open to applicants with MA or PhD from a variety of fields in the social sciences and humanities, including Anthropology, History, Sociology, Geography, Urban Studies, Art History, Architectural History, and Comparative Literature.

Fellowship

Postdoctoral fellows will be appointed for an initial period of two years, while doctoral fellows will be appointed for an initial period of three years. Compensation will be based on the German public service scale TVöD, level E 13 (50% for PhDs). The envisaged starting date is 1 May 2016.

How to apply?

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2015. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, writing sample, a brief research statement (approximately 1000 words), and the names and contact details of two academic referees. Applicants should also send a record of university diplomas and transcripts. Interviews for positions will occur via Skype in January 2016.

Please submit your application electronically to [email protected], and do not hesitate to contact me with queries as you prepare your application.

For more information please visit the official website and see the official call.

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