1 Postdoct. Position "Privacy. Forms, Functions, Transformations" (Univ. Passau)
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|Institution:||DFG-Gradiertenkolleg 1681 "Privatheit", Passau|
The DFG Research Training Group 1681 "Privacy. Forms, Functions, Transformations" is embedded in the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Law at the University of Passau. The Research Training Group is currently offering a
Postdoctoral Position (m/f)
beginning in August 2012 and limited to a period of two years. The remuneration will be based on the tarif contract for civil service employees (E 13 TV-L).
In its research activities, the Research Training Group focuses on the concept of 'privacy' because of its current societal and scientific relevance. It aims at reconstructing the concept of privacy with the overall aim of a comprehensive theory of privacy, describing its parameters and interaction with other concepts.
Duties and responsibilities
The Postdoc will fill the position of a specialist intermediary: She or he will therefore serve as a mediating agent between the doctoral candidates and the university lecturers involved in the Research Training Group in order to effectively bring together their various perspectives and interests. The Postdoc will also provide practical assistance to the postgraduates regarding their organisational skills with respect to methodical questions and effective time management of PhD projects. Moreover, the prospective Postdoc will help organise workshops and give specialist seminars within the framework of the Research Training Group’s academic programme.
We welcome applications from candidates with outstanding doctoral degrees and specialist knowledge connected to the Research Training Group’s focus. Your prospective Postdoc project should bring together at least two of our fields of research in an innovative way. Please refer to our website for an overview of our fields of research and a list of disciplines participating in the programme. Applications from other disciplines are eligible if your research project can be supervised by members of the Research Training Group.
The Research Training Group offers an interdisciplinary basis for highly relevant research. The university’s Centre for Graduate Studies (“Graduiertenzentrum”) offers a programme for doctoral candidates and Postdocs including specialised trainings in academic didactics (further qualification for university lecturers). The university’s dynamic and enriching environment offers most favourable conditions for the Research Training Group. The participants’ contributions with regard to advancing the programme are most welcome and will be fruitfully integrated.
- Proof of university and doctoral degree in one of the member disciplines
- CV including list of publications
- Abstract of doctoral thesis (max. 3 pages)
- Research proposal (max. 10 pages)
- Proof of advanced skills in German (at least DSH 2/TestDaF 4 or equivalent)
- Teaching portfolio
The University of Passau is an equal opportunity employer. Female researchers and researchers with children are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications of disabled persons will be given preference in the case of equal qualification. The position is suitable for job sharing, provided that two candidates complementing each other apply.
Please send your application to
DFG-Graduiertenkolleg 1681 "Privatheit"
Prof. Dr. Hans Krah
Applications can also be sent via e-mail: Privatheit
Deadline for applications: June 15, 2012.
For further information please refer to our website www.uni-passau.de
Phone: +49 851 509 - 3293
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