Reference number 2020/103. The preferred start date is April 1st, 2021. Conditionally on the submission of an external grant, the position can be extended for an additional year. In principle, the position can be divided into two half-time positions.
The University of Konstanz is one of Germany's Universities of Excellence: It was successful in all three funding lines of the German Excellence Initiative and has also been competing successfully in both funding lines of its successor programme, the Excellence Strategy, since 2018.
The Zukunftskolleg is a central research institution of the University of Konstanz for early career researchers in the natural sciences, humanities and social sciences. It is an integral component of the university's strategy "creative.together". The Zukunftskolleg promotes interdisciplinary discourse between distinguished researchers from Germany and abroad, and provides them with the resources to conduct their research independently and free from administrative constraints. The working language is English.
Each fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg. Additionally, fellows of the Zukunftskolleg can be affiliated to the Clusters of Excellence at the University of Konstanz: "Politics of Inequality" or "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour". Furthermore, one Cluster-Zukunftskolleg Fellowship related to the study of collective behaviour can be funded by the "Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour" directly. An additional Cluster-Zukunftskolleg Fellowship can be funded by the Cluster of Excellence “Politics of Inequality” for projects investigating the political causes and consequences of inequality.
The target group consists of excellent researchers at the early postdoctoral level, with leadership abilities and a capacity for teamwork, so that they can reasonably be expected to take up leading roles in academia. The applications are evaluated in a two-stage process by international reviewers. The candidates will be informed about the decision around the beginning of February 2021.
More information on the Zukunftskolleg and current Fellows, as well as a special section devoted to the application and selection process (online application process, required documents, guidelines on eligibility, evaluation criteria, the timeline and the stages of the selection process) are available on our website at: https://www.uni-konstanz.de/zukunftskolleg/ .
All applications and supporting materials (letter of motivation, research proposal, curriculum vitae, writing sample and two letters of reference) must be submitted in English via the Online Application Platform including reference number
2020 / 103 at: https://www.uni-konstanz.de/zukunftskolleg/online-application/
Questions can be directed to Anda Lohan via e-mail: email@example.com. We look forward to receiving your application until
15 October 2020, 11:00 am (Konstanz time).