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10 doctoral positions - The Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology, Germany


The Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS) − funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments − is a joint institution of the Department of History and the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University (Germany). The Graduate School is a learning community of doctoral researchers and invites applications for 10 doctoral positions with a maximum duration of 3.5 years, starting 1 April 2014.

Description: We are seeking highly motivated researchers with genuine interest in an academic environment that fosters creativity through interdisciplinary exchange. Suc­cess­ful candidates are expected to conduct research within the doctoral programme, and in the end receive the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in history or sociology. The Graduate School promotes research in the fields of sociology, history, political science and social anthropology.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a Master's degree or equivalent in sociology, his­tory, political science, social anthropology or gender studies; applications from related disciplines are welcome. We strongly encourage women and candidates with an in­ter­na­tional background to apply. All information on the application process and the evaluation procedure can be found here. Applications − in English or German − must be submitted online by 15 October 2013.

Terms of employment: The position is a 2 year part-time appointment (65 % full-time equivalent, salary scale TV-L13) with the option of a 1.5 year extension upon positive evaluation. The BGHS is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create a workplace free from discrimination.

Qualified candidates with severe disabilities or similarly disabled candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Bielefeld University has repeatedly received awards for its gender equality policy and is certified as a family-friendly university. We encourage applications from women, in par­ti­cular in the areas of science, technology, IT and industrial trades, and all applications are treated in accordance with the North Rhine-Westphalia Gender Equality Act.

For more information, please contact Ruth Pohl-Grund: application-bghs@uni-bielefeld.de

More information can be found here.