Two Postdoc-Positions in the „Centre for Cultural Inquiry“

(full-time, E 13 TV-L)

Reference No. 2021/287. The positions are available at the earliest possible date for two years. In principle, the position can be divided into two part-time positions.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The Centre for Cultural Inquiry (ZKF) is one of the University of Konstanz’s central research institutions. It bundles and supports research activities in the cultural studies oriented humanities and social sciences. Currently, for example, we are dedicated to phenomena of social cohesion and communal sense, the global mobility of aesthetic and social forms, and the description of practices of plausibility. Recently, we have begun to jointly formulate cultural studies approaches for a new kind of research into infrastructures.

Our website provides detailed information on these and other focus areas and research initiatives:

The two positions are located directly at the Centre, which is funded by the University. They offer the opportunity to pursue one's own research project and to participate in advancing the internationalisation of Konstanz's cultural studies.

Your responsibilities

  • Work on a research project related to the range of topics and methods of our Centre for Cultural Inquiry
  • International networking
  • International publishing
  • If applicable, acquisition of third-party funding, also together with other members of the Centre

Your Competencies

  • Excellent PhD in a humanities or social science discipline
  • Profile in cultural studies
  • International research experience and publication practice
  • Experience in project management and research coordination is desirable

We Offer

  • Pursuing a research project within the framework of a well-equipped Centre
  • A dynamic, international and interdisciplinary research environment that you can contribute to profile
  • Opportunities for professional development, research support and career guidance

Questions can be directed to

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents and an exposé of your research project of up to 10 pages, in English or German, until January 20th, 2022 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme ( They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).



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