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Two Postdoc Positions in African Studies
The Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) funded by the German Research Foundation within the Excellence Initiative offers two post-doctoral fellowship positions for the period of two years starting May 1, 2013. The positions are designed to provide intensive training and mentoring for research leadership and faculty service. The salary for the fellowships is E 13 TV-L.
Job profile and expectations:
The fellows will be expected to accomplish the following:
- Develop an innovative, independent and interdisciplinary research project in the field of African Studies and submit a full proposal for research funding within the two years. One position is open for a research project in any field of African Studies represented in BIGSAS. The other position is offered for a project in the area of higher education research on/in Africa.
- Lead a workgroup with doctoral students of BIGSAS, attend BIGSAS colloquia and senior scholar meetings and offer one course per term.
- Provide assistance within BIGSAS activities, including ongoing graduate school research areas.
- Conform to standards of responsible conduct in research and comply with all applicable university and departmental policies and procedures.
The postdoctoral appointee will hold a PhD or equivalent doctorate (e. g. ScD, MD, PsyD). Candidates with non-German degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency. Linguistic skills/competences: fluent English; advanced oral skills in German are welcome.
Deadline: February 15, 2013. Interviews are scheduled for March.
Application: Full CV and an outline of the envisaged research project.
In case of equal suitability and qualification, physically challenged applicants will be given preference. The University of Bayreuth is an equal opportunity employer and as such particularly welcomes applications from women.
The University of Bayreuth and BIGSAS provide a family friendly environment.
Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies - BIGSAS
Dymitr Ibriszimow, Dean
Martin Doevenspeck, Vice Dean
Rüdiger Seesemann, Vice Dean
University of Bayreuth, D-95440 Bayreuth
Phone: +49 921-55 5101, Fax: +49 921-55 4607