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JOB OFFER No. 2018/153
The University of Konstanz has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative since 2007.
The Zukunftskolleg is a central scientific institution of the University of Konstanz for the promotion of junior researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences, and is an integral component of the institutional strategy “Model Konstanz — Towards a Culture of Creativity.” The Zukunftskolleg forms a platform for interdisciplinary discourse between distinguished researchers in Germany and abroad, and provides them with resources to conduct their research free from restraints.
The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz offers
to develop and implement individual research projects and build up their own research group. In principle, this position can be divided into two part-time positions.
The fellowships will begin on April 1, 2019, and end on March 31, 2024.
The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research independently in an international community. Fellows have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of career development measures, including the University of Konstanz’s Academic Staff Development and Research Support offices. Fellows may nominate recognised experts in their field of research as Senior Fellows, who will be invited to Konstanz for a research stay of one to twelve months. Each 5-year Fellow receives Start-up Funding and a monthly Research Allowance. Furthermore, a pool is available for funding cooperative projects, research assistants, travel and research visits, scientific retreats and equipment purchases. Each fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg.
These fellowships are available to researchers characterised by a strong and creative mind, an ability to think and communicate beyond their own disciplines, regardless of their nationality.
Applicant Requirements for this fellowship include:
All these requirements have to be fulfilled at the application deadline (October 15, 2018).
Fellows have an opportunity to teach. They are expected to participate actively in the regular weekly meetings of the Zukunftskolleg and to have their place of residence in Konstanz or surroundings.
Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic excellence, the quality and topicality of their research project outline, personal aptitude with regard to leadership and team skills, motivation to join and contribute to the Zukunftskolleg community. International experience in teaching or research, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary topics are desirable.
Applications are evaluated in a three-stage process:
Candidates will be informed of the final decision one week after the workshop.
More information on the Zukunftskolleg and current fellows, as well as a special section devoted to the application and selection process (online application process, required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, the timeline and the stages of the selection process) are available on our website at: https://www.uni-konstanz.de/zukunftskolleg/.
Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).
As an equal opportunity employer, the University of Konstanz we strive to increase the number of women in research and teaching.
The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that promotes a good balance between university and family life.
To find out how the University of Konstanz supports working couples through its dual career programme, please visit: http://www.uni-konstanz.de/dcc.
All applications and supporting materials must be submitted in English via the Online Application Platform including reference number 2018/153 at: https://www.uni-konstanz.de/zukunftskolleg/online-application/.
The required documents include a completed application form, a letter of motivation, a research proposal, a curriculum vitae, a writing sample, and two letters of reference.
The deadline for applications is October 15, 2018, 11:00 am (Konstanz time).Continue reading
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