are available. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement (TV-G-U) applicable to Goethe University.
ConTrust is dedicated to the study of the political and social dynamics of trust and conflict in times of uncertainty. It is an interdisciplinary research initiative, funded by the Hessian Ministry of Higher Education, Research, Science and the Arts, connecting empirical and normative research. Our approach is based on the idea that trust is not opposed to conflict but rather is formed and sustained within and through conflict – under certain conditions to be researched.
The research initiative consists of five interdisciplinary working groups: 1. Democracy, 2. Coercion and Sanctions, 3. Markets, 4. Knowledge, 5. Media – each of which analyzes a politically and socially relevant context of trust and conflict in times of uncertainty and develops its own work program. The directors of the program, located at the Normative Orders Research Centre of Goethe University Frankfurt, are Prof. Nicole Deitelhoff and Prof. Rainer Forst. For more information about the initiative and the working groups as well as participating principal investigators, see https://contrust.uni-frankfurt.de/
We are seeking outstanding and highly qualified doctoral researchers to strengthen the interdisciplinary research initiative. Prerequisites for a successful application for one of the positions are an outstanding Master’s degree (or comparable) in one of the relevant areas (Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Law, Economics, Literary Studies, Media Studies, History, Cultural Studies) and the outline of a PhD project in the context of ConTrust.
The following documents are required for an application (in one PDF document):
relevant certificates (including a copy of the Master certificate)
a five-page outline of the PhD research project (German or English)
Goethe University supports equal rights for women and strongly encourages all female candidates to apply. Applications from severely disabled candidates given similar qualification will have priority. Goethe University is certified as “family-friendly university”. Employees will be supported in their efforts to combine their professional life with family duties, re-entry after parental leave will be facilitated.
Please send your application for a position located at Goethe University (in electronic form, German or English) until 27th July 2021 to the office of the Research Centre Normative Orders, attn: Ms. Rebecca Schmidt, Max-Horkheimer-Strasse 2, 60629 Frankfurt am Main, firstname.lastname@example.org.
To apply for one of the positions at PRIF / HSFK, see www.hsfk.de