Research Jobs in Humanities

University of Göttingen is offering a Research Jobs in Humanities. The duration of this scholarship is 2 years. The deadline for applying this position is on March 02, 2015.

The Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, invites applications for up to 12 Early Career Fellowships. Opening its doors in 1737 Göttingen quickly established itself as one of Europes leading Enlightenment universities. Named after one of the most important and versatile representatives of the Göttingen Enlightenment, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg is an interdisciplinary research institute with a strong focus not only on the Enlightenment, but also on "bridges" between the human and natural sciences and on the study of religion. In close cooperation with Göttingen colleagues a specific research team will be set up for each theme.

The composition of each research group will be a mixture of Senior Fellows, Mid-Career Fellows and Early Career Fellows. In principal, each research group will consist of three or four Early Career Fellows, two Mid-Career/Senior Research Fellows, four or five Göttingen associates and up to three affiliated Göttingen PhD students.

The tax-free scholarship consists of a basic grant of between 1.365 and 1.518 euro per month.

There is a dependents allowance of 400 euro per month for the first dependent child living with the Fellow in Göttingen. For every additional child the allowance is 100 euro per month.

The Fellowships are awarded for 22 months beginning in October 2015 and ending in July 2017.

Application Requirements
Candidates are eligible during the six-year period following the successful completion of their Ph.D.

The Ph.D. thesis will have to be handed in before application and the Ph.D. defence should take place no later than 30/09/2015. Extensions to the six-year rule are allowed for applicants whose academic career has been interrupted for maternity leave or illness. Please provide information on circumstances in the application. Successful candidates will be asked to provide supporting documents.

Göttingen graduates are encouraged to apply although candidates from outside Göttingen with equivalent qualifications will be favoured. Candidates of all nationalities are eligible for the ECF. The University of Göttingen is an equal opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career opportunities for women.

Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with equivalent aptitude will be favoured. Scholarship Open for International Students: Candidates of all nationalities are eligible to apply for these early career fellowships.

A school or university certificate is required for dependent children in full-time education and over the age of 18.

How to apply?
Academic career interests are assessed on the basis of the CV and other supporting evidence (i.e. letters of reference). The application should be sent (as one pdf document) directly via e-mail. It should contain:

- A cover letter
- CV and publication list
- Research and academic career statement with the title of your research project
- PhD. degree certificate or statement that Ph.D. has been handed in.
- Two confidential letters of reference (also in pdf) should be sent directly by the referees or via a dossier service/agency to the same e-mail address.

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