Doctoral Fellow in History, Theology, Jewish Studies or Religious Studies

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Job Type: Fellowship

Application Deadline: February 14, 2016

The International Research Training Group „Religious Cultures in 19th– and 20th-century Europe“ (LMU Munich / Charles-University Prague / Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań / Masaryk University Brno in cooperation with the Collegium Carolinum/Munich) is calling for applications for one research fellowship. Research fellows conduct their own independent PhD project and are remunerated according to the German public service salary scale (TV-L E 13 for part-time, 65 %). The position is available for two years starting April 1st, 2016 and can be extended for nine months depending on the progress of the research project. Applications are accepted until February 14th, 2016.

The Research Training Group focuses on religion and its relationship to secular systems in European modernity. The individual research projects seek to solve a central question: To what extent were religious groupings, religious practices and religious symbols and their usage influenced by economic, social and cultural changes occurring in Europe from the late 18th century onwards, and how did they, on the other hand, shape these processes of change?

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  • Very good graduate degree (Master’s, Magister, German Diploma, State Examination or equivalent degree) in one of the disciplines relevant to the Research Training Group (history, theology, Religious Studies, Jewish Studies, political science, social science and history of science) or in a similar discipline
  • Proposal for an independent research project within the fields of interest to the Research Training Group
  • Readiness to take part in the activities of the Research Training Group
  • Very good proficiency in German


  • Research proposal of 5-6 pages
  • Proposed work plan and time schedule
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Degree certificates (after higher education entrance qualification)
  • Master’s thesis
  • List of publications if applicable
  • Names of two university professors who can provide recommendation letters

Please submit the complete application online at:

Deadline for applications is February 14th, 2016.

Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration. The Research Training Group is committed to supporting the importance of family and career, and therefore encourages applications from women. As an international research institution, the Research Training Group welcomes applications from abroad.

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Posted: January 12, 2016