Sep 2, 2012

PhD Scholarships General Linguistics

The Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies invites applications for 4 Doctoral Positions (according to the German TV-L) and 6 PhD Scholarships.

These positions are available from November 1st 2012 for two years initially. Subject to evidence of satisfactory progress at the end of this period, the positions will be extended for a maximum of eighteen months. The new Graduate School for East and Southeast European Studies is a cooperative venture organized by the Ludwig-Maximilians- Universitä t (LMU) in Munich and the University of Regensburg. The School is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinsch aft (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative from November 2012 until October 2017. Research at the Graduate School will be 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 especially focuses on interrelations and interdependencies between East and Southeast Europe and other regions of the World. A lively interest in interdisciplinary research questions and sensitivity for transnational and spatial perspectives are therefore expected. In the context of its primary focus on East and Southeast Europe, 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 insights from Chinese, Japanese and North American Studies.

In an international working environment the Graduate School offers ideal conditions for the realization of excellent research projects in the Humanities as well as in Social and Legal Studies which focus on East and Southeast Europe, and the interconnection of this region with other regions of the world. Residential obligation in Munich or Regensburg, two cities noted for very high quality of living, is stipulated.

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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 two SPW.

PhD Scholarships are awarded for two years with the option of extension for another eighteen months. A basic monthly stipend of 1.365 Euro is provided, plus travel funds, grants for material costs as well as family allowances and child-care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable.

The Graduate School is committed to equal opportunity and to the compatibility of family and career. It therefore explicitly encourages applications from women. As an international research institution, the School particularly welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration.

Please submit your application with the appropriate documents (curriculum vitae, publication record if applicable, certificate of eligibility for admission to university and degree certificates) , the names of two referees and a research proposal of 4 to 6 pages by September 30th 2012 to

Application Deadline: 30-Sep-2012

Web Address for Applications:

Contact Information:
Prof. Dr. Martin Schulze Wessel
martin.schulzewesse l@lrz.uni- muenchen. de
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