The Zukunftskolleg of the University of Konstanz seeks to fill several Post-Doc positions, two 5-year Research Fellowships (TV-L 14) to develop and implement individual research projects and build up their own research group. In principle, this position can be divided into two
part-time positions. The fellowships will begin on April 1, 2019, and end on March 31, 2024.
The Zukunftskolleg provides a professional infrastructure and an appropriate workplace for conducting research independently in an international community. 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 recognised experts in their field of research as
Senior Fellows, who will be invited to Konstanz for a research stay of one to twelve months. Each 5-year Fellow receives Start-up Funding
and a monthly Research Allowance. Furthermore, a pool is available for funding cooperative projects, research assistants, travel and research visits, scientific retreats and equipment purchases. Each fellow is a member of both a university department and the Zukunftskolleg. These fellowships are available to researchers characterised by a strong and creative mind, an ability to think and communicate beyond their own disciplines, regardless of their nationality.
Applicant Requirements for this fellowship include:
1) Candidates must be in possession of a doctoral degree (PhD thesis submitted and defended and have acquired five years of postdoctoral research experience at most.
2) Candidates must not hold an academic permanent position, a professorship, or have a habilitation or equivalent (Venia legendi).
3) Candidates must have a research grant of at least 50,000 EUR or an equivalent amount of fundingbwhich will be used for building up their own research group while at the Zukunftskolleg. Candidates can apply also with a submitted grant application, which has not been decided yet. In this case, a fellowship offer is conditional on the approval of the external grant application. Candidates with their own position funded by another programme, which can be transferred to Konstanz, are also eligible.
4) Applicants must propose a research project that ties in with a discipline represented at the University of Konstanz. Applicants should contact potential mentors (Local Hosts) among the researchers at the University of Konstanz in order to ensure appropriate affiliation.
Support from the department strengthens the application.
The application deadline is October 15, 2018.
For futher information see https://www.uni-konstanz.de/zukunftskolleg/ and https://www.uni-konstanz.de/zukunftskolleg/online-application/.