The Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to fill the following one-year position by February 1, 2024:
The employment start date can be modified as needed to meet contractual preconditions of the jobholder.
The central focus of this position is to develop and submit a proposal to a funding program of the German Research Foundation (DFG) (e.g., individual research grants, international calls, the Emmy Noether Program) or the EU research framework program Horizon Europe (e.g., Global Challenges, European Research Council Grants). The proposal aims to secure funding for the position itself. The goal of EUF is to support the advancement of early-stage researchers by providing them with access to further qualification and employment prospects through this initial funding. This position announcement is part of a designated postdoctoral program at EUF.
Applicants should be early-stage researchers with experience in humanities and social science research in European Studies or on Europe. Scholars who are interested in the research priorities of the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) and the disciplines represented at ICES are especially encouraged to apply.__
ICES is the center for interdisciplinary European research at Europa-Universität Flensburg. Here EUF scholars connect with each other across disciplines, institutes, and universities. We view European Studies as the interdisciplinary study of the historical and contemporary challenges facing Europe. ICES is a space for research that embraces diverse interpretations of Europe. Distinguished by its strong commitment to interdisciplinary openness, it offers a forum for reflective engagement with these varied and complex perspectives.
Eligible early-stage researchers can apply for this position by submitting an exposé (max. 5 pages) in which the applicant clearly indicates how the proposed project will be anchored at Europa-Universität Flensburg, particularly by highlighting interfaces with ICES research profiles and potential collaboration partners within EUF. The proposed research project must be concisely described in terms of its content, scope, and objectives. The current state of research and the applicant's own preliminary work should be presented.
The application must contain the following information:
Candidate selection will consider the applicant’s academic age.
If the duties associated with this position are successfully fulfilled, there is an option to extend the contract by six months. The employment may possibly be arranged as an interruption of an existing contract at EUF, followed by the continuation of that contract. However, this does not extend the maximum employment duration under the Fixed-Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz).
Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to promote employee diversity with respect to the trajectories and competencies of its staff. We explicitly welcome applications from persons with a migration background. Severely disabled applicants with adequate qualifications will be given preference. The university also strives to obtain a balanced gender ratio in all occupational groups.
EUF expressly renounces the use of CV photographs and kindly asks applicants to refrain from providing one.