Position Available

The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics: Dynamics of Tradition and Innovation” at the University of Münster, Germany, wishes to appoint a

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

within the research project A3-30 “Secularism as a (post-)colonial challenge? Religion and Republicanism in Marseille, 1946-1989” under the direction of Prof Silke Mende. This fixed-term part-time position (65%) is offered for a three-year term and is scheduled to start on 01.10.2022 or the next possible date.

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:

  • Participation in the research project A3-30 “Secularism as a (post-)colonial challenge? Religion and Republicanism in Marseille, 1946-1989” under the direction of Prof Silke Mende

  • Involvement in the general research activities of the Cluster

  • Participation in the activities of the Chair of Modern and Contemporary History (19th to 21st century)

This position is tied to working towards a doctorate. This includes participating in the study program of the Graduate School of the Cluster of Excellence.

Our expectations:

  • An above-average university degree in History (university degree: German Diplom or master's degree) that qualifies you for a doctorate is required.

  • Good knowledge of French and Western European contemporary history is expected.

  • Good command of French is required, good command of German and English is expected.

  • Strong organisational and team skills, as well as social competence, are required.

Your gains:

  • The possibility to pursue a very well supervised promising doctoral project.

  • The chance to participate in a comprehensive program of the Graduate School including a possible mentoring-program and using funds for self-organized workshops.

  • Working in the welcoming and creative environment of the Cluster of Excellence and the chair including the possibility to conduct a conference on the project’s topic

  • Funding for research trips to archives and libraries

  • A workplace in the center of a town 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, project-outline of 3 pages max.) in a single PDF file, to the email address below by 12.06.2022:

Prof. Dr. Silke Mende
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität
Historisches Seminar
Domplatz 20-22
48143 Münster