10 doctoral positions,sociology, history, political science and social anthropology.


Description: We are seeking highly motivated researchers with genuine interest in an academic environment that fosters creativity through interdisciplinary exchange. Successful candidates are expected to conduct research within the doctoral programme, and in the end receive the degree of Doctor of Philosophy in history or sociology. The Graduate School promotes research in the fields of sociology, history, political science and social anthropology.

Qualifications: Applicants should hold a Master’s degree or equivalent in sociology, history, political science, social anthropology or gender studies; applications from related disciplines are welcome. We strongly encourage women and candidates with an international background to apply. All information on the application process and the evaluation procedure can be found at: www.uni-bielefeld.de/(en)/bghs/bewerbung/stellen. Applications – in English or German – must be submitted online by 15 October 2013.

Terms of employment: The position is a 2 year part-time appointment (65 % full-time equivalent, salary scale TV-L13) with the option of a 1.5 year extension upon positive evaluation. The BGHS is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create a workplace free from discrimination.

Qualified candidates with severe disabilities or similarly disabled candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply.

Bielefeld University has repeatedly received awards for its gender equality policy and is certified as a family-friendly university. We encourage applications from women, in particular in the areas of science, technology, IT and industrial trades, and all applications are treated in accordance with the North Rhine-Westphalia Gender Equality Act.

For more information, please contact Ruth Pohl-Grund: application-bghs@uni-bielefeld.de


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5 doctoral positions/scholarships,So­cio­logy, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Eco­no­mics, Demography, and Statistics

These positions are available from October 1st 2013 for three years (subject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months).

BAGSS is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative from November 2012 until October 2017. Research at the Graduate School will be conducted in four broad, interdisciplinary fields:

  • education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adult­hood
  • education and social inequality across the life course
  • human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social inequality in modern societies
  • governance, institutional change and political behavior

Qualifications and requirements:

We are inviting applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of So­cio­logy, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Eco­no­mics, Demography, and Statistics. Qualified graduates of related subjects with a strong Social Science back­ground are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Master’s degree (or equivalent) in one of the afore­mentioned subjects or be very close to completion. Successful ap­pli­cants will be required to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its very high quality of life.

Remuneration for the doctoral positions is based on Grade E 13 TV-L (50%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. There is a teaching obligation of two hours per week for one semester.

Holders of the doctoral scholarships receive a monthly stipend of 1,365 Euro, plus family allowances and child-care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable.

The Graduate School is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and 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.

For further information about the application process and the required documents, please visit our website at www.uni-bamberg.de/bagss

The deadline for the submission of your application is Sunday, June 2, 2013.

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PhD Scholarship in Accounting and Auditing

With some 19.000 full and part-time students, 600 full-time faculty members, 220 PhD and 630 administrative staff CBS is a unique business-oriented university with a full portfolio of Bachelor, Masters, MBA/EMBA, PhD and Executive programmes delivered in English and Danish.

Our academic staff includes internationally-recognised experts in classical business disciplines as well as in philosophy, history, psychology, sociology, law, political science, information systems, culture and languages.

PhD Scholarship in Accounting and Auditing

Become part of an ambitious accounting and auditing research group!

The largest accounting and auditing research group in Northern Europe, the Department of Accounting and Auditing at Copenhagen Business School invites applications for one or more PhD scholarship(s). We offer attractive terms both in terms of research environment, social environment, remuneration, and opportunities for following own research interests.

Furthermore we offer the opportunity to have longer research stays at other European or American top universities and thus the opportunity to work with top international experts within your field.

We continuously seek a broad academic profile and therefore welcome applications from all candidates regardless of academic background as long as the applicant can demonstrate a genuine interest in doing research within one of the three fields (1) Financial Accounting, (2) Management Accounting and (3) Auditing, which are the core research and teaching areas of the Department.
Consequently we encourage any application which demonstrates such genuine interest. Interest can be demonstrated via a description of one specific idea for a PhD project or via short descriptions of several less specific ideas which can materialize in more specific ideas at a later stage.

We encourage original ideas based on current debates within the accounting and auditing professions but strongly advise you to relate these ideas to recent developments in leading academic accounting and auditing journals. Candidates who are already in touch with a potential co-supervisor (high-profile) from another university are also welcome.

The three-year PhD programme at CBS allows you to conduct research under the supervision of CBS professors, supported by research training courses. The programme is highly international, and you are expected to participate in international research conferences and to spend time abroad as a visiting PhD student. See the CBS homepage for more information about the PhD programme, http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
CBS PhD graduates are held in high esteem not only in academia and research institutions but also in government and business where their research qualifications are increasingly demanded. Almost two thirds of CBS PhD graduates go on to employment outside universities and public research institutions.
Copenhagen Business School has a broad commitment to the excellence, distinctiveness and relevance of its teaching and research programmes. Candidates who wish to join us should demonstrate enthusiasm for working in an organisation of this type (highlighting, for example, relevant business, educational and dissemination activities).
For further information please contact:  Head of Department Carsten Krogholt Hansen tel.: +45 3815 2339, e-mail ckh.acc@cbs.dk. Information about the department may be found at www.cbs.dk/rr where you will also be able to read about our PhD programme.

and salary will be in accordance with the Ministry of Finance’s agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.

General information:
A PhD scholarship runs for a period of 3 years, and includes teaching obligations equivalent of ½ year’s work (840 work hours). The scholarships are fully salaried positions, according to the national Danish collective agreement. The scholarship includes the tuition fees, office space, travel grants plus a salary, currently starting with per month app. DKK 23.770 (app. 3,160 euro) up to DKK 28.964 (app. 3,860 euro)depending on seniority, plus a pension contribution totalling 17,1 % of 85 per cent of the base salary.
The salary level and appointment is determined by the Ministry of Finance’s collective agreement with the Central Academic Organisation.
The PhD student will be enrolled at PhD School in Language, Law, Informatics, Operations Management, Accounting and Culture.
To be considered, the candidate should have a basic training at the Masters level (similar to the 3 + 2 Bologna process). An educational background in the social sciences is necessary. The applicant must have successfully completed the Masters degree before commencing PhD at CBS. The applicants must be fluent in English.
The application (see link below) must include a 5 page project description. This research proposal should contain a presentation of an original research question, a description of the initial theoretical framework and methodology, a presentation of the suggested empirical material as well as a work-plan.
In addition to the research proposal, the application must include the completed application form, copies of a Master’s degree certificate or other certificates of a corresponding level, brief curriculum vitae (CV), a list of papers and publications, and one copy of a selected written work (e.g. Master’s thesis).
A committee of experts in the field in question will assess the applications. The assessment of the applicants will be based on the quality and relevance of the project, including an evaluation of the applicant’s ability to accomplish it. Following this assessment, the management of the department will select the winners of the scholarships.
Please find guidelines, and further information on scholarships and the Doctoral Programme at http://uk.cbs.dk/phd.
Closing date: 31 January 2013

Copenhagen Business School must receive all application material, including all appendices (see items above), by the application deadline.
Details about Copenhagen Business School and the department are available at www.cbs.dk.

Ten postdoctoral fellowships for the research program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME)

Call for applications
The Berlin-based Forum Transregionale Studien invites scholars to apply for
ten postdoctoral fellowships for the research program
Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME)
Closing Date: 15 January 2013
p. 2 Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) seeks to rethink
key concepts and premises that link and divide Europe and the Middle East. The program
draws on the international expertise of scholars in and outside of Germany and is
embedded in university and extra-university research institutions in Berlin. It supports
historical-critical philology, rigorous engagement with the literatures of the Middle East
and their histories, the social history of cities and the study of Middle Eastern political
and philosophical thought (Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and secular) as central fields of
research not only for area or cultural studies, but also for European intellectual history
and other academic disciplines. The program explores modernity as a historical space
and conceptual frame.
The program puts forward three programmatic ideas:
1) supporting research that demonstrates the rich and complex historical legacies and
entanglements between Europe and the Middle East; 2) reexamining genealogical
notions of mythical ‘beginnings’, ‘origins’, and ‘purity’ in relation to culture and society;
and 3) rethinking key concepts of a shared modernity in light of contemporary cultural,
social, and political entanglements that supersede identity discourses as well as national,
cultural or regional canons and epistemologies that were established in the nineteenth
EUME supports and builds upon the following interconnected research fields:
Cities Compared: Urban Change in the Mediterranean and Adjacent Regions
This research group is directed by Ulrike Freitag and Nora Lafi, both of the Zentrum
Moderner Orient, Berlin. It contributes to the debate on plurality, citizenship and civil
society from the historical experience of conviviality and socio-cultural, ethnic, and
religious differences in the cities around the Mediterranean;
Islamic Discourse Contested: Middle Eastern and European Perspectives
is directed by Gudrun Krämer, Institute for Islamic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin. It
analyzes modern Middle Eastern thought and discourses in the framework of theories of
multiple or reflexive modernities;
Perspectives on the Qur’an: Negotiating Different Views of a Shared History
is directed by Angelika Neuwirth, Seminar for Arabic Studies, Freie Universität Berlin,
and Stefan Wild, Universität Bonn. This research group situates the foundational text of
Islam within the religious and literary landscape of late antiquity, early Islamic History
and Arabic philology, and combines a historicization of its genesis with an analysis of its
hermeneutics, its reception and perception in Europe and the Middle East;
Travelling Traditions: Comparative Perspectives on Near Eastern Literatures
is directed by Friederike Pannewick, Centrum für Nah- und Mitteloststudien, Philipps-
Universität Marburg, and Samah Selim, Rutgers University. This research group
reassesses literary entanglements and processes of canonization between Europe and the Middle East.
Tradition and the Critique of Modernity: Secularism, Fundamentalism and Religion
from Middle Eastern Perspectives
is a special forum, directed by Amnon Raz-Krakotzkin, Ben-Gurion University, that
attempts to rethink key concepts of modernity like secularity, tradition, or religion in the
context of the experiences, interpretations, and critiques of Jews, Arabs, and Muslims in
the Middle East and in Europe.
p. 3 Fellowships
The fellowships are intended primarily for scholars of art history, history, literature,
museology, philology, political philosophy, political science, religion and sociology
who want to carry out their research projects in connection with the Berlin program.
Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate
within the last seven years. Fellows gain the opportunity to pursue research projects of
their own choice within the framework of one of the above-mentioned research fields
and in relation to the overall program Europe in the Middle East—The Middle
East in Europe (EUME). Successful applicants will be fellows of EUME at the Forum
Transregionale Studien, and associate members of one of the university or non-university
research institutes listed below.
As a rule, the fellowships start on 1 October 2013 and will end on 31 July 2014.
Postdoctoral fellows will receive a monthly stipend of 2.500 € plus supplement
depending on their personal situation. Organisational support regarding visa, insurances,
housing, etc. will be provided. Fellows are obliged to work in Berlin and to help shape the
seminars and working discussions related to their research field. The working language
of EUME is English.
Application Procedure
An application should be made in explicit relation to one of the research fields and
consist of
— a curriculum vitae
— a project description (no longer than five pages), stating what the scholar will
work on in Berlin if granted a fellowship
— a sample of scholarly work (maximum 20 pages from an article, conference
paper, or dissertation chapter)
— a letter of recommendation by one university instructor. It can be sent as a
seperate e-mail.
The application should be submitted by e-mail as four separate word documents or
PDF files in English and should be received by 15 January 2013, sent in to
Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME)
c/o Forum Transregionale Studien
Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin
Attn: Georges Khalil
Wallotstrasse 19, 14193 Berlin
Fax +49 30 – 89 00 12 00
Institutional Framework
Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in Europe (EUME) has been initiated
in 2006 as a joint research program of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and
Humanities, the Fritz Thyssen Foundation and the Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin. It
builds upon the previous work of the Working Group Modernity and Islam (1996-2006).
Since 2011 EUME is continued at the Forum Transregionale Studien.
In scholary terms EUME is directed by a Collegium that currently consists of the
following persons: Ulrike Freitag (Zentrum Moderner Orient), Cilja Harders (Otto-
Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft, FU Berlin), Gudrun Krämer (Institut für
Islamwissenschaft, FU Berlin), Nora Lafi (Zentrum Moderner Orient), Angelika Neuwirth
(Seminar für Semitistik und Arabistik, FU Berlin), Friederike Pannewick (Centrum
für Nah- und Mitteloststudien/Arabistik, Philips-Universität Marburg), Amnon Raz-
Krakotzkin (Ben-Gurion University, Beer Sheva), Samah Selim (Rutgers University), Stefan
Weber (Museum für Islamische Kunst, Berlin), and Stefan Wild (Islamwissenschaft,
Universität Bonn).
The Forum Transregionale Studien is a research platform of the Land of Berlin designed
to promote research that connects systematic and region-specific questions in a
perspective that addresses entanglements and interactions beyond national, cultural or
regional frames. The Forum works in tandem with established institutions and networks
engaged in transregional studies and is supported by an association of the directors of
universities, research institutes and networks mainly based in Berlin. It supports four
research programs: Zukunftsphilologie: Revisiting the Canons of Textual Scholarship,
Rechtskulturen: Confrontations Beyond Comparison, Global Prayers: Redemption
and Liberation in the City and Europe in the Middle East—The Middle East in
Europe (EUME). The Forum Transregionale Studien cooperates with the Max Weber
Stiftung and is funded by the Senate of Berlin.
For more information on the Forum please see www.forum-transregionale-studien.de.
For further information on EUME and for detailed information on the research fields,
please see www.eume-berlin.de.
For information on the research institutions in Berlin participating in EUME, please visit
— Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies, FU Berlin
— Center for Middle Eastern and North African Politics, FU Berlin
— Corpus Coranicum, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities
— Zentrum Moderner Orient
— Friedrich Schlegel Graduate School of Literary Studies, FU Berlin
— Institute for Islamic Studies, FU Berlin
— Museum for Islamic Art
— Seminar for Arabic Studies, FU Berlin
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