May 15, 2012
Visiting Fellows, Goethe University
Deadline: July 1, 2012
Goethe-University, Frankfurt am Main (Germany) is seeking to fill the position of Two Visiting Fellows (doctoral or postdoctoral level) working on European involvement in Ukraine or Georgia for a period of 4-6 months starting between January and April 2013. The start date and duration are negotiable. The positions will be based in the Department of Human Geography.
The fellows will join the research group EuroGaps, which examines external perceptions of the European Union in the Black Sea Region and sub-Saharan Africa (see www.eurogaps.eu).
Applicants should have a research focus related to European involvement in Ukraine or Georgia and will be expected to bring their knowledge of the region to the research group. The visit is meant to give the fellows an opportunity to further develop their own research in this area. The fellow will be expected to contribute a chapter to an edited volume on the perception of the EU from outside its boundaries. While there are no teaching obligations, upon the candidate's wish there may be found opportunities to contribute to lecturing if the subject is suitable to the curriculum.
Candidates are expected to be fluent in English and Ukrainian or Georgian and should be in possession of a Master's degree (or equivalent) in a pertinent social science discipline such as (but not limited to) Human Geography, Political Science, Anthropology, Organisation Studies, Sociology, European Studies.
The fellows will be given a monthly stipend to cover the costs of living in Frankfurt, but will be expected to find suitable housing for the period. Visa support and travel expenses included.
Applications should be in English. They should include a CV, a cover letter (800-1000 words) briefly laying out your motivation and suitability for the position as well as an article-length writing sample in English, wherever possible.
Submit to Martin Mueller (firstname.lastname@example.org) as well as Ievgenii Rovnyi for Ukraine (email@example.com) or Rachel Naylor for Georgia (firstname.lastname@example.org), who will also be happy to answer informal enquiries.
The Department of Human Geography at the University of Frankfurt is a dynamic and rapidly growing department with an international reputation. With 44 academic staff, it is among the largest of its kind in Germany. The department offers a vibrant, stimulating environment for cutting-edge research. Beyond human geography, our staff are committed to interdisciplinary work across the social sciences. For more information see www.humangeography.de.
Posted by bkohlerk at May 15, 2012 02:13 PM