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LINGUIST List 25.2108

Mon May 12 2014

Jobs: Multiple Languages; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics: Post Doc, Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz

Editor for this issue: Andrew Lamont <alamontlinguistlist.org>

Date: 06-May-2014
From: Anda Lohan <a.lohanuni-konstanz.de>
Subject: Multiple Languages; Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics: Post Doc, Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
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University or Organization: Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz
Job Location: Konstanz, Germany
Web Address: http://www.zukunftskolleg.uni-konstanz.de/
Job Title: ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowship

Job Rank: Post Doc

Specialty Areas: Discipline of Linguistics; General Linguistics

Required Language(s): Germanic
                                 New English
                                 Romance
                                 Slavic Subgroup

Description:

Job Offer No. 2014 / 068

The University of Konstanz belongs to the universities in Germany whose “Future concepts for top-class research at universities” is promoted within the framework of the Excellence Initiative of the German federal and state governments.

The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz is offering:
Up to six ZIF Marie Curie 2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships in any discipline represented at the University of Konstanz (Salary Scale 13 TV-L) for researchers in the early stage of their career, so as to enable them to develop and implement individual and independent research projects.

Fellowships will begin on March 1, 2015, and end on February 28, 2017.

The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research. Fellows have the opportunity to benefit from a variety of career development measures, including the University of Konstanz’s Academic Staff Development and Research Support offices. Fellows may nominate recognized experts in their field of research as senior Fellows, who will be invited to Konstanz for a research stay of one to nine months. Each Fellow receives a mobility allowance and a research allowance. Furthermore, a pool is available for funding cooperative projects, research assistants, travel, and equipment purchases. Each Fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg. A Mentoring Committee supports each Fellow in her / his career development. This committee consists of an experienced researcher from the Fellow’s research field within the university department, as well as an advanced Research Fellow of the Zukunftskolleg.

The target group consists of excellent researchers at the postdoctoral level, leadership abilities and a capacity for teamwork, so that they can reasonably be expected to take up leading roles in academia and European research and innovation policy.

Applicant Requirements for this Fellowship include:
- Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree;
- Candidates must not hold a permanent position, a professorship, or have an habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi);
- Candidates with their own position funded by another program, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible (other EU funding is not eligible);
- Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz (applicants are encouraged to contact potential mentors among the Professors at the University of Konstanz in order to ensure appropriate affiliation);
- Applicants must not have had their main residence in Germany for more than 12 months during the three years prior to the application deadline;
- All ethical issues raised by a proposed project (if applicable) must be described in the project outline.

Fellows have an opportunity to teach. They are expected to participate actively in the regular weekly meetings of the Zukunftskolleg and to have their place of residence in Konstanz.

Fellows are selected on the basis of their academic excellence, the quality and topicality of their research project outline, personal aptitude with regard to leadership and team skills, and interdisciplinary interest. International experience in teaching or research, and a strong interest in interdisciplinary topics are desirable.

Applications, supporting materials, and two letters of reference should be submitted in English by August 31, 2014 using the Online Application Platform at the application URL below.

Application Deadline: 31-Aug-2014

Web Address for Applications: http://www.zukunftskolleg.uni-konstanz.de/online-application
Contact Information:
Anda Lohan
Email: a.lohanuni-konstanz.de

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