The Faculty of the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) focuses on interdisciplinary
research in the field "knowledge production and interculturality" with special interests
in diachronic as well as synchronic processes of knowledge formation. For this
research field the FAU seeks two outstanding scholars as
in cultural studies, cultural anthropology, or interdisciplinary cultural theory
two one-year employment contracts (1+1 year) with salaries in the range of
E 13/14 TV-L, including social security and health insurance as well as pension
The main task is the development of a grant proposal for a junior research group
(DFG application, ERC Starting Grant or equivalent) within the first year. After the
submission of a grant proposal at the end of the first year, the contract may be
prolonged for another year.
The positions offer the possibility to enhance teaching experience (undergraduate
and graduate; four hours per week during the semester).
A yearly travel budget and a monthly contribution to research costs are covered.
an excellent PhD in the social sciences or the humanities
no more than a period of three years of research experience since the doctoral
near-native proficiency in English and German
experience in interdisciplinary and international research contexts.
Please apply with:
a cover letter
a curriculum vitae
a research proposal (maximum 3000 words) in the field(s) listed above
two external letters of reference.
Applicants who have carried out their main research activity outside of the University
Erlangen-Nürnberg are strongly encouraged.
The FAU supports equal employment opportunities; applications from women and
members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.
Applications should be submitted in English by January 20, 2017 to the Dean of the
Faculty of the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek, Hindenburgstr. 34,
Inquiries may be addressed to Prof. Dr. Heike Paul, Chair of American Studies, via
email to Heike.Paul@fau.de.
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