Position Available

The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics: Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” at the University of Münster, Germany, is seeking to fill a position for a

Doctoral Research Associate
Wissenschaftliche/r Mitarbeiter/in
(salary level TV-L E13, 65%)

The position is offered for three-year term within the sub-project A3-29 "The 'Newly Baptised' in the Tsarist Empire of the 18th and 19th Centuries" and under the direction of Prof Ricarda Vulpius.

This fixed-term part-time position (65% FTE) is scheduled to start on 1 June 2022.

The Cluster is an interdisciplinary research association with a thematic focus on the dynamic power of religion as a driving force behind political and social changes. Disciplines involved include history, political science, sociology, Catholic and Protestant theology and law, Islamic studies and theology, Jewish studies, Egyptology, archaeology, philosophy, philology, art history and ethnology. For more information on the structures and research outline of the Cluster, please visit http://www.uni-muenster.de/Religion-und-Politik/en.

Your tasks:

  • collaboration in the sub-project A3-29 "The 'Newly Baptised' in the Tsarist Empire of the 18th and 19th Century" (project leader: Prof Ricarda Vulpius)
  • participation in the study programme of the Graduate School of the Cluster of Excellence
  • active involvement in the general research activities of the Cluster of Excellence
  • participation in the activities of the Chair of East European History

This position is tied to working towards a doctoral qualification.

Our expectations:

  • An above-average university degree in history (university degree: German Diplom or master's degree) that qualifies you for entry to the doctoral programme is required.
  • Good knowledge of Russian is required, good knowledge of German and English is expected, knowledge of a Turkic language is desired.
  • Good knowledge of Russian history in the 18th and 19th centuries and especially Russian imperial history is desired.
  • Strong organisational and team skills, as well as social competence, are required.

Advantages for you:

  • the opportunity to realise an intensively supervised, promising doctoral project
  • the chance to take advantage of the Graduate School's extensive seminar programme including mentoring opportunities and budgetary support for financing your own workshops
  • the experience of working within a collegial and creative cluster of excellence and chair environment and an additional opportunity to hold a chair’s conference on the project topic
  • access to funding for archive and library research trips
  • a workplace in the midst of a city with a high quality of life

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognized severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.

Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your application, including the usual documents (cover letter, CV, degree certificates) in a single PDF file, to the email address below by 13 March 2022:

Prof. Dr. Ricarda Vulpius
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Historisches Seminar
Domplatz 20-22
48143 Münster