Research Associate, Universität zu Köln/Universität Bonn

Two Postdoctoral Research Associates

Universität zu Köln and Universität Bonn

Application deadline: 15th September 2016

The DFG Research Training Group 1878 (RTG 1878) of the Universities of Cologne and Bonn on the topic of “Archaeology of Pre-Modern Economies” invites applications for two postdoctoral posts (Research Associates) to begin on January 1st, 2017 and April 1st, 2017. The well-supported salary will be according to the official German classification group TV-L 13, 100 % (for furhter information please see here). The posts are limited to March 31st, 2018 with the option to extend for up to max. 3 years.

Objectives, issues

The RTG studies economic systems and economic spaces of pre-modern societies in terms of their structure, efficiency and dynamics (genesis, transformation processes through to a potential dissolution) as well as to analyse them in interaction with their respective physical geographical, political, societal, religious and cultural conditions. Dissertations will be focussed along three broad lines of research, ‘Economic Networks’, ‘Settlement Centres and Their Environs’ and ‘Religious Institutions as Economic Units’.

Subjects

The applicant should have a background in one of the relevant subjects or related disciplines: Pre- and Early History, Egyptology, Classical Archaeology, Archaeology of the Roman Provinces, Christian Archaeology, Byzantine Studies, Precolumbian Studies, Ancient History, Ethnology, Historical Geography.

Language

The RTG language is German. Language lessons can be taken free of charge if required.

Tasks

The post implies the opportunity to conduct research in own projects (e.g. comparative research, comprehensive models of synchronous economic systems or of intercultural contacts). In cooperation with the IPs the postdoc coordinates the work of the doctoral candidates on their dissertation topics (from several disciplines), especially with regard to the aspect of cultural comparison. The postdoc should actively participate in the activities of the Research Training Group, especially workshops and international colloquia.

Location and support

The postdoctoral candidate (m/f) will be employed at the University of Cologne/University of Bonn. Willingness to move to the Cologne/Bonn region is expected.

Support measures

In addition to the post, resources for material and travel costs as well as for holding conferences are available.

Equality

The Universities of Cologne and Bonn are equal opportunity employers.

Application requirements

Completed relevant dissertation in one of the involved subjects.

Application documents

  • Completed application form
  • CV
  • Copies of university diplomas and job references (if applicable)
  • Digital version (PDF) plus summary of the dissertation (2 pages)
  • Outline of ideas (max. 5 pages) on the planned project(s)

Application procedure

  • Closing date for applications: September 15th, 2016
  • Applicant interviews: anticipated October 17th, 2016
  • Notification of decision: anticipated end of October 2016
  • Commencement: January 1st, 2017 (Cologne) and April 1st, 2017 (Bonn)

Applications in German or English should be sent in electronic form by September 15th, 2016 to the RTG spokespeople, Prof. Dr. Martin Bentz and Prof. Dr. Michael Heinzelmann to the following e-mail address: ina.borkenstein@uni-koeln.de (subject: Bewerbung GRK 1878).

Inquiries in German or English

If you have any further questions don’t hesitate to contact the two RTG spokespeople via e-mail.

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Research Associate, Universität zu Köln/Universität Bonn

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