A two-year Post-Doc position in ancient studies, including China, starting this fall.
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is one of the leading
European universities with a tradition reaching back more than 500
years. The university has established the Graduate School “Distant
Worlds: Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies”, which has been
funded by the German Excellence Initiative since November 1st, 2012. As
part of its doctoral study and postdoctoral training programme, the
Graduate School combines research from a broad spectrum of disciplines
within the field of ancient studies.
The Graduate School invites applications of young researchers
specializing in Classics, Chinese or Indian Studies as well as the
Ancient Near East for the following positions:
*Salary Grade 13 TV-L / 100%*
The starting date will be *November 1, 2013*.
The positions are *limited to two years*; they *may be extended* by a
Each of the positions will coordinate a junior research group. The
research groups are orientated towards one of the seven focus areas of
Successful candidates will conduct an independent research project
contributing to one of the seven focus areas, to be chosen by the
candidates themselves. In pursuing their research, candidates will be
supported by mentors.
They will collaborate with doctoral students in an interdisciplinary
junior research group and coordinate the activities of that group.
They will develop new research perspectives in the field of ancient
studies together with the members of the Münchner Zentrum für Antike
In order to apply, candidates will need to have completed their
doctorate in the field of ancient studies with outstanding results.
Applicants will need to submit a proposal for an independent research
project. They should demonstrate their willingness to work in an
interdisciplinary context as well as an interest in basic and
theoretical questions. We are especially interested in candidates whose
research projects relate to the following focus areas: “Organisation of
coexistence”, “Organisation of exchange”, “Organisation of elites”.
The School offers the scope for developing new perspectives in an
inspiring research environment.
Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equal qualifications
will be given preference. LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer
committed to excellence through diversity and therefore explicitly
encourages women to apply.
For further *information *see*: *www.mzaw.uni-muenchen.de/dw
Applications must be submitted electronically in German or English
by *September 23, 2013* to *firstname.lastname@example.org*