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PhD position at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Mainz, Germany. Deadline: May 7th

Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), one of Germany's largest universities, is inviting applications for a three-year funded, part-time (50%) position for an academic staff member (doctoral candidate). The candidate will work on a doctoral dissertation associated with the Chair of Multilingual and Transnational Post-Soviet Studies at the Faculty of Translation Studies, Linguistics and Cultural Studies (Germersheim campus).

The opportunity seeks a candidate interested in doctoral research in fields such as linguistic diversity, memory studies, visual studies, cultural sociology, or cultural history, with a focus on the Soviet Union and/or its predecessor or successor states.

Tasks include independent research, presenting at conferences, organizational activities, and teaching. The candidate must have an academic degree qualifying for a doctoral program, be prepared to contribute to the faculty's research and teaching program, and have excellent English knowledge and knowledge of a post-Soviet region language other than Russian.

The position provides opportunities to work on and defend a doctoral dissertation in an international, multilingual, and interdisciplinary working environment. The university offers extensive human resources development, flexible working time arrangements, and a job ticket for public transportation.

The position, starting on September 1st 2024, is paid according to EG 13 TV-L and aims to increase women representation in research and teaching. Applications, including a cover letter, dissertation project, CV, and copies of diplomas, should be submitted by May 7th 2024. More information about the position as well as the application form can be found on the JGU's website

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