Universität KonstanzExzellenzcluster: Kulturelle Grundlagen von Integration

Open position: Postdoctoral Position in conjunction with Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin

5. September 2017

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The University of Konstanz, with its “Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research,” has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framewerk of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.

In conjunction with the House of the Cultures of the World (Haus der Kulturen der Welt, HKW) in Berlin, the Center of Excellence “Cultural Foundations of Social Integration” at the University of Konstanz is offering a full-time

Postdoctoral Position (Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 100%).

The starting date is 1 November 2017, and the position is available until 31 October 2019. In principle, the position may be divided into two half-time positions.

The position has been established within the framework of a partnership between the Center of Excellence and the HKW, and it aims to increase synergies between academic scholarship, artistic research and museum practice.

The applicant has to realize an independent research project which contributes to the urgent problem of how today’s societies organize narratively their self-descriptions under conditions of increased mobility and mass mediality. This question combines the projects and research interests of the two institutions involved. More specific information can be found here.

Requirements

Applicants should have a distinct research profile (usually a dissertation) in the cultural sciences (Kulturwissenschaften) or related disciplines and/or professional fields of activity. The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact: +49 (0) 7531 88-4016).

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.

The University of Konstanz is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.
The University of Konstanz offers a “Dual Career Program.” Information can be obtained at http://www.uni-konstanz.de/dcc.

Applicants should submit the usual materials (curriculum vitae, list of publications, list of courses, copies of academic certificates and a ten-page concept for a new research project) electronically as a single PDF file using the reference number 2017/164 by 30 September 2017 to exc16apply[at]uni-konstanz.de. You may also contact us for further information at this address.


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