The University of Konstanz belongs to the universities in Germany whose “Future concepts for top-class research at universities” is promoted within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.
The “Cultural Foundations of Integration” Center of Excellence was established in 2006 at the University of Konstanz with funding from the German Federal and State Excellence Initiative. The Center views itself as an interdisciplinary, globally integrated network supporting original research projects centered on questions of integration and disintegration in a framework of cultural studies and method.
At the Center of Excellence, research is brought together from the fields of history, literary and media studies, political science, administration, and law, and from philosophy, sociology, social and cultural anthropology, and cultural theory.
For the academic year 2013/14, the Center of Excellence is awarding
2 junior fellowships at the Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study
The fellowship period ranges from a minimum of 6 months to a maximum of 12 months; stipend is up to € 3,500 monthly incl. supplement. Full-time residence is required.
Each year the Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study invited 20 scholars from various disciplines to work on the theme of integration. The applications should be directly related to one of the Center’s four research fields (identification and the politics of identity; practices of knowledge and non-knowledge; the cultural modeling of hierarchy and violence; the cultural dynamics of religion). Applicants should have completed all Ph.D. requirements except thesis publication.
Required application documents as two separate PDF files:
- Exposé (maximum 12 pages) containing an outline of applicant’s research project. This exposé will be pre-evaluated in an anonymous procedure. For this reason, please refrain in the exposé from any references or information of a personal nature (age, origin, gender, etc.).
- Cover letter, curriculum vitae, publication list, and brief abstract of Ph.D thesis; an abstract of an additional book is optional. In the cover letter, please include a description of your particular motivation for pursuing your research in the framework of the Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study. In the publication list, please indicate the three most important publications.
The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer and tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching.
The University of Konstanz has been certified by the Hertie Foundation to be a family-friendly institution. The University is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life.
The University of Konstanz encourages disabled persons to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 (0) 7531 / 88 − 4895).
Please send your application together with completed documents, in German or English
, in electronic form (2 separate PDF files, the exposé without identification of applicant’s name), specifying reference number 2012/107
, by 1 August 2012
at the latest, to: firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to receiving your application!