DFG PhD Research Training Group and (CAS) University of Leipzig offering Postdoctoral/ PhD Programme, Germany

The PhD Research Training Group, which was established in 2006, is devoted to the interdisciplinary analysis of processes of globalization, with a focus on those places, moments and arenas in which new spatializations of social action are negotiated from the early 19th century to the present. The following disciplines are participating in the programme: African studies, cultural sociology, cultural studies of East- Central Europe, global studies, history, human geography, Japanese studies, Oriental studies, political science and economics.The postdoctoral positions fall under the first two core areas. Postdocs are expected to dedicate their work equally to their own empirical research and theoretical conclusions as well as to the integration of the research results coming from the dissertations. Please attach to your application a research proposal/habilitation proposal (1.000 words) relating to the core areas mentioned above as well as a list of your publications. Additionally, please include a curriculum vitae and two letters of reference.

– Certificate of PhD dissertation completion as well as final mark -good knowledge of languages, especially English – willingness to work in an interdisciplinary research environment, to present at research seminars of PhD students, to participate in further events (summer schools, colloquia), and to collaborate in the training of PhD students, e.g. in the selection of comparative designs and methodologies for dissertation projects and in the preparation of the field research of the PhD students. -Successful applicants are expected to reside in Leipzig. -The PhD students are required to participate in a structured PhD qualification programme. -Support for field research is based on DFG regulations. -Applications from outside Germany are particularly welcome. -The University of Leipzig is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages women to apply. -In the case of similar qualifications preference will be given to handicapped applicants.

Scholarship Deadline: 30 September 2011

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