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12.12.2016

Call for Applications

The Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt invites applications for up to three Junior Fellowships  for Young Female Researchers/Postdoctoral Scholars and up to four Scholarships for Guest Doctoral Students for research projects in the fields of Sociology, Religious Studies, History, Philosophy or Theology within the framework of the Kolleg Research Group “Religious Individualisation in Historical Perspective” directed by Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow and Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke. Deadline for applications is 18 December 2016.



1. Up to Three Junior Fellowships  for Young Female Researchers/Postdoctoral Scholars


The fellowships start either on 1 April 2017 or 1 September/1 October 2017 and are granted for up to 10 months. Financial arrangements take into account the individual situation of the awardees of the fellowships and are based on the principle “no loss, no gain”.  


Requirements: 
• Position at another university
• Excellent academic degree
• Relevant PhD Thesis
• Outstanding Academic Record
• Knowledge of German (at least reading skills), English and other languages that are relevant for the project
• Cooperation within the interdisciplinary context of the Max Weber Center and in particular the Kolleg Research Group 

Please submit your application with CV, copies of your last university degrees, a copy of your PhD thesis and up to three articles, list of publications, and an outline of the research project you would like to pursue (5-10 pages) with a stringent discussion of your research questions, the state of research on the topic, the methodological approach and the leading hypotheses as well as a working schedule and projected date of completion as pdf-files. (maximum of 10 MB) .



2. Up to Four Scholarships for Guest Doctoral Students (1,100 Euros/month)


Requirements:
•Knowledge of German (at least reading skills, if necessary participation in a German Language Course), English and other relevant languages
•Acceptance for the position of doctoral candidate at another university and secured funding of the PhD project from another source
• Cooperation within in the interdisciplinary context of the Max Weber Center and in particular the Kolleg Research Group


Please submit your application with CV, copies of your final school and university degrees, a copy of your MA or diploma thesis, one letter of recommendation and an outline of the PhD project you would like to pursue (max. 5 pages) with a stringent discussion of your research questions, the state of research on the topic, the methodological approach and the leading hypotheses as well as a working schedule and projected date of completion as pdf-files (maximum of 10 MB). 


Applications should be submitted to:
University of Erfurt • Max-Weber-Kolleg • diana.pueschel@uni-erfurt.de


Direct informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Bettina Hollstein.


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