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PhD Position in Global Economic History
Published(1107 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1068 days ago)
University of KonstanzKonstanz
The University of Konstanz, with its "Institutional Strategy to
promote Top-Level Research", has been receiving continuous
funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence
Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments.
The Chair for Economic History (Professor Laura Rischbieter), at the Department
of History and Sociology, invites applications for a
PhD Position in Global Economic History (Salary Scale 13 TV-L / 75 %)
beginning on 1 March 2017. The position is available for the duration of
The position is part of a research project on "Economic uncertainty and the
international regulation of sovereign debt in times of crisis, 1970-1997".
For details, see: http://gepris.dfg.de/gepris/projekt/275367566.
The Research Project is involved in the academic activities at the Priority
Programme „Experience and expectation. Historical foundations of economic
behaviour“ founded by the German research Council (DFG).
Applicants are expected to pursue an individual research project in the
context of the research Project and Priority Programme. Suggested PhD
research topics may refer to one of the following fields: comparative,
international, or global history, all with a special focus on the history of
economic thought or economic history in the 20th Century.
Candidates should hold an outstanding master’s degree in history or
economic history, and demonstrate proficiency in English and another
modern language. At least a passive knowledge of German is required.
Travel grants for archival research are available. Applications from abroad
are explicitly encouraged.
The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will
be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 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 has been certified as a familyfriendly
institution by the Hertie Foundation and is committed
to further the compatibility of work and family life.
The University of Konstanz offers a „Dual Career Couples
Program“. Information can be obtained from:
Applicants should send their applications (including CV, diplomas, contact
details of two referees, and the manuscript of their final master research
paper) under the reference number 2016/248 by 2 January 2017 to
Professor Laura Rischbieter, University of Konstanz, Department of History
and Sociology, P.O. Box 10, 78457 Konstanz, Germany.
Professor Rischbieter may be contacted for further information at:
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