Within the framework of the DFG-supported Research Training Group 2845 “Family Matters. Figures of Allegiance and Release” at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich we are inviting applications for 6 PhD Positions (TV-L E13, 65%, duration of 4 years) to commence April 1, 2024.
The Research Training Group analyzes the literary and media history of family from antiquity to the present. Against the backdrop of the current transformation of traditional family patterns it aims at investigating modellings of family in literature and media throughout different genres, epochs, cultures, and languages. At the same time, it wants to explore the specific contribution of literature to the constitution of the familial. Please visit the following link for further information on the research program:
Participating disciplines are Comparative Literature, English, American and German Studies, Classics, Scandinavian, Romance and Slavic Studies, Film and Media Studies, literary Gender Studies.
Languages of communication are German and English.
- work on your personal research project
- participation in the program on-site
- co-organization of events
• outstanding MA or comparable degree in one of the disciplines involved
• a dissertation project within the framework of the research program
• an independent, well-organized and self-responsible way of working
• interest in interdisciplinary cooperation
The research training group offers its members a research environment that stimulates original findings and promises excellent outcomes. Apart from working on their individual research projects, the candidates participate in an additional curriculum (mandatory and optional courses) and are given the opportunity to acquire key skills.
The LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The call for applications is explicitly aimed at people of all genders (m/f/d) and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. Disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.
Please submit your application (a short letter of motivation, CV, 6–10 pages outline of the research project, 2 assessments of MA thesis or recommendations, copies of academic degrees) no later than November 15, 2023, exclusively online: