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Postdoctoral Position ancient studies
Published(1097 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1048 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 coordinate a junior research group. The
junior research groups are oriented towards one of the seven focus
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 conduct an independent research project
contributing to one of the seven focus areas, to be chosen by
the candidates themselves. In pursuing their research, candidates
will be supported by mentors chosen from the group of Principal
Investigators of the School.
They will collaborate with doctoral students in an interdisciplinary
junior research group and coordinate the activities of that group
(supported by mentors).
They will develop new research perspectives in the field of ancient
studies together with doctoral students, Principal Investigators
and other members of the Münchner Zentrum für Antike Welten.
In order to qualify for application, candidates must have completed
their doctorate in the field of ancient studies with outstanding results.
Applicants will need to submit a proposal for an independent research
project. They should demonstrate their openness towards working in
an interdisciplinary context as well as an interest in basic and theoretical
The School offers the 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)
List of publications and list of courses taught
Research proposal (max. 7,500 characters incl. spaces) plus
Sample of your written work (app. length: 10 – 12 pages)