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The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne offers

postdoctoral position

for a period of three years starting on 1st April 2018 within the framework of the Research Training Group 2212 "Dynamics of Conventionality (400-1550)". The monthly remuneration amounts to 100 % TV-L 13.
The research training group conducts research from an interdisciplinary perspective into the dynamics of conventionality from late antiquity to the early modern era. Under the overarching motto of convention, phenomena such as custom, regularity, tradition, and habitualisation are examined in order to understand their inner dynamics. The disciplines involved are history, German philology, philosophy, art and architectural history, medieval Latin philology, and musicology. The research training group offers a structured doctoral programme that is integrated interdisciplinarily and internationally. More information on the thematic orientation: zemak.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de.
The position will involve developing a dedicated research project, providing scientific advise to doctoral candidates, and collaborating on the research institutes research focus. There are additional opportunities for career planning and scientific networking. A focus on comparative culture or a focus on the change of epochs (around 500 or around 1500) is a prerequisite for this position. Please submit the following documents as part of your application:
  • Curriculum Vitae and certificats
  • a 6 page exposé on the planned research project
  • a 1 page letter of motivation.
The University of Cologne actively supports equal opportunities and the research institute particularily welcomes applications from female candidates.
Please send your written application by December 8, 2017 to the following address:
University of Cologne
Zentrum für Mittelalterstudien (ZEMAK)
Institut für deutsche Sprache und Literatur I
Dr. Anica Schumann
Albertus-Magnus-Platz
D-50923 Köln

Closing date: 08.12.2017
Closing date: 8 December 2017 Published on academics.com on date 20 October 2017
In your application, please refer to academics.com