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Doctoral Position ancient studies
Published(1074 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1025 days ago)
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU)München
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is one of the leading
European universities, with a tradition reaching back more than
500 years. In 2012, the university established the Munich Graduate
School for Ancient Studies ‘Distant Worlds‘ with funding from
the German Excellence Initiative. The Graduate School is an interdisciplinary
research network bringing together LMU and research
institutions in Munich to provide an optimal environment for disciplinary
research and the promotion of junior academics in the field of
ancient studies. As part of its doctoral study and postdoctoral training
programme, the Graduate School combines research from a broad
spectrum of disciplines within the field of ancient studies.
The Graduate School invites applications for the following positions:
These temporary positions are available from 1 April 2017 until
31 March 2019. It is possible to apply for a one-year extension in the
form of a scholarship.
Each of the positions will be integrated into a junior research group.
The junior research groups are orientated towards one of the seven
focus areas listed below:
1. Constructions of Norms
2. Constructions of Elites
3. Constructions of the "Beautiful"
4. Organisation of Coexistence
5. Organisation of Exchange
6. Organisation of Dealing with Dissent
7. Organisation of Memory and Forgetting
Successful candidates will write a doctoral dissertation within
their individual discipline. The dissertation topic will be chosen
by the candidates themselves and should contribute to one of
the seven focus areas. In pursuing their research, candidates
will be supported by mentors chosen from the group of Principal
Investigators of the School.
They will collaborate with other doctoral students in an interdisciplinary
junior research group coordinated by a postdoctoral
They will participate in the research training programme of the
School. Together with their mentors they will select courses from
this programme relevant for their further academic development.
In order to qualify for application, candidates must have completed a
four-year MA degree (or equivalent), including a written thesis, in the
field of ancient studies with outstanding results. Applicants will need
to submit a dissertation proposal. They should demonstrate their
openness towards working in an interdisciplinary context as well as
an interest in basic and theoretical questions.
The School offers scope for individual academic development and an
inspiring research environment.
Applicants with disabilities who possess essentially equal qualifications
will be given preference. LMU Munich is an equal opportunity
employer committed to excellence through diversity, and therefore
explicitly encourages women to apply.
Please submit the following required application documents electronically:
as one pdf file (max. 5 MB):
Application letter (letter of motivation)
Research proposal (max. 7,500 characters incl. spaces) plus
Sample of your written work, e.g. from your Master‘s thesis (app.
length: 10 – 12 pages)