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Support Announcement:

Level: PhD
Duty: Research
Linguistic Field: Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Anthropological Linguistics
Application Deadline: 01-Sep-2013
Supporting Institution: Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies (LMU Munich/University of Regensburg)
LL Issue: 24.2843
Posted: 12-Jul-2013
Support Description: The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies invites applications for 5 Doctoral Positions (according to the German TV-L) and 5 PhD Scholarships, available from November 15, 2013, for two years with the option of extension for eighteen months. The Graduate School is a cooperative venture organized by LMU Munich and University of Regensburg, funded by the DFG as part of the German Excellence Initiative. Research is conducted in three broad, interdisciplinary fields: Origins and Forms of Social and Political Change, Cultural Systems, Infrastructure, Migration and Transfer of Knowledge. Research at the Graduate School focuses on interrelations and interdependencies between East and Southeast Europe and other regions of the World. Interest in interdisciplinary research questions and sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives are expected. The Graduate School draws on the following disciplines: History, literary and language studies, art history, theater studies, political sciences and law. In the context of cross regional comparisons and transfer studies the School’s expertise in area studies is complemented by Chinese, Japanese and North American studies. The doctoral positions are available for a period of two years with the option of extension for another eighteen months. Remuneration is based on Grade E 13 TV-L (65%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. The teaching obligation amounts to one SPW. PhD Scholarships are awarded for two years with the option of extension for another eighteen months. A monthly stipend of 1.365 Euro is provided, plus travel funds, grants for material costs as well as child care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable. The holders of both the doctoral positions and the scholarships will be expected to conduct an independent research project, which contributes to the graduate school’s fields of research. Participation in the seminars and qualification program is mandatory. The Graduate School is committed to equal opportunity and to the compatibility of family and career. The School particularly welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration. Requirements: Very good graduate degree (Master’s, Magister, German diploma, state examination or equivalent degree), independent research project within the fields of interest to the Graduate School, interest in interdisciplinary research questions and sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives, knowledge of German and English, knowledge of a third language, resumé and references, research proposal of 4 to 6 pages, work plan and time schedule, Curriculum Vitae, certificate of eligibility for admission to university and degree certificates, abstract of the Master’s thesis, list of publications if applicable, references by two university professors. Please submit the complete application online to the application website. Closing date for applications is September 1, 2013. Evaluation: PhD candidates are chosen on merit, based on criteria such as the originality of the research project and feasibility of the work plan, the scientific potential of the applicant and her/his previous academic achievements, ability to cooperate within the context of the Graduate School, and willingness to contribute to theoretical and methodological questions. Eligible candidates will be invited to Munich on October 7, 2013, for an interview with the two speakers of the Graduate School, the Admission Committee and their prospective advisors. Contact: caroline.fricke Linguist List, heidrun.hamersky Linguist List
Application Mailing Address: Wiebke Rasumny Maria-Theresia-Str. 21 Munich 81675 Germany
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Contact Information: Wiebke Rasumny