[H-verkko] Työtä: 7 tohtorikoulutuspaikkaa, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald (Saksa)

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Ke Apr 22 16:32:19 EEST 2015

Agricolan työpaikkailmoituksiin on lähetetty uusi ilmoitus:
7 tohtorikoulutuspaikkaa, Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald (Saksa)
The University of Greifswald has received funding from the German Research
Foundation (DFG) for the International Research Training Group "Baltic
Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the
Baltic Sea Region" and now invites applications from well-qualified candidates
for one of seven PhD studentships. This announcement addresses particularly
applicants from history, art history, Scandinavian, Slavonic and Baltic
languages and literature, political science, theology as well as cultural

The International Research Training Group was initiated by the University of
Greifswald, the University of Lund (Sweden), and the University of Tartu
(Estonia) to provide a common programme for doctoral students and post-doctoral
researchers. Currently, 20 PhD students and 5 post-docs are being trained in
Greifswald, Lund and Tartu. In Greifswald, the subject areas offered include
history, Baltic, Slavonic and Scandinavian languages and literature, political
science, and systematic theology. Over and beyond history, theology, and
Slavonic studies in Lund and Tartu, there are also offerings in ethnology,
geography, and communication studies. Applications are invited from candidates
willing to conduct research relating to bordering processes in one of the
following themes:

The emergence and transformation of historical borderlands
The cultural contexts of cross-border action in borderland areas
The economic permeability and persistence of borders
New border regimes: The political dimension of border formation and dissolution

The programme of study within the International Research Training Group includes
relevant courses held locally at each university as well as tri-national
workshops/conferences in Greifswald, Lund and Tartu. Furthermore, it is
obligatory that each PhD student will spend 6-12 months as a visiting researcher
at the partner universities. The costs of such research visits will be partly
covered by a mobility grant awarded in addition to the monthly payment.


applicants should hold a good first degree and normally have, or be about to
obtain, a Masters qualification in a discipline relevant to the PhD topic.
exposé for a research project in the above mentioned fields (max. 10 pages)
good written and spoken English. Knowledge of German, Estonian or Swedish is
desirable but not essential.

The willingness and ability of the candidate to participate actively in an
international research programme is a precondition. The programme of study is
compulsory for all PhD students in the International Research Training Group.
Applications of women are explicitly welcomed. In areas where women are
underrepresented, they will be given pre-ferential consideration when candidates
are of equal merit. Applicants with a disability will be given preference when
candidates are of equal merit, as stipulated in SGB IX (§ 2, paragraph 2, 3).

The IRTG Baltic Borderlands is a family friendly institution and encourages
young adults to apply.

Selected candidates are expected to take up residence in Greifswald.

Starting date: 1st January 2016 (subject to approval from the DFG)

Value of the contract: about € 18.000 p.a. (after tax, according to 65% TV-L
13, payment scale public service)

The contract will be awarded for two years initially, and can be extended for
one further year.

Applications (with curriculum vitae, copies of educational qualifications and
degree thesis, list of publications, a written reference from a university
professor, and a research proposal) should be sent to the speaker of the
International Research Training Group, Professor Dr. Michael North by 15 June

For further details:

Telephone: +49 3834 86-33 09/-3341

Fax: +49 3834 86-33 33

e-mail: north at uni-greifswald.de

Homepage: http://www.phil.uni-greifswald.de/fk/borderlands.html and Facebook:



Professor Dr. Michael North

Speaker of the International Research Training Group "Baltic Borderlands:
Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea

Ernst-Moritz-Arndt-Universität Greifswald

Rubenowstraße 2

17487 Greifswald



Ilmoituksen lähetti: Maare Paloheimo <paloheimot at uni-greifswald.de>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 16.6.2015
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