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Joint Fellowships for Doctoral Students/ Postdoctoral Scholars

The Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt (Max-Weber-Kolleg) invites applications for:

Joint Fellowships for Doctoral Students/ Postdoctoral Scholars for research projects in the fields of Sociology, Religious Studies, History, Philosophy, Economics, Law, Political Sciences or Theology within the framework of the Research Group “Ordering Dynamics” directed by Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke, Prof. Dr. André Brodocz and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa and located at Erfurt and Jena. The fellowships start either on 1 September or on 1 October 2015 and are granted for 3 to 12 months. Stipend of 1.100 EUR/month are granted for doctoral students. Financial arrangements for postdoctoral scholars take into account the individual situation of the awardees of the fellowships and are based on the principle “no loss, no gain”.  [Editorial question: Is this a neoliberal euphemism for pay-your-own-way?  Or does it mean that if it costs you something to take the post, you’ll get reimbursed?  The meaning is not immediately obvious.]


• Excellent academic degree
• Relevant PhD Thesis or PhD Thesis project
• Outstanding Academic Record
• Knowledge of German (at least reading skills), English and other relevant languages
• Willingness to cooperate within the interdisciplinary context of the

Research Group “Ordering Dynamics” with partners in Erfurt and Jena

Further information about the Research Group and the Max-Weber-Kolleg Erfurt are available at: and


Please submit your application with CV, copies of your last university degrees, MA- or PhD-Thesis, list of publications, and an outline of the research project you would like to pursue (5-10 pages)
with a stringent discussion of your research questions, the state of research on the topic, the methodological approach and the leading hypotheses as well as a working schedule and projected date
of completion as pdf-files (maximum of 10 MB) by 15 April 2015 to:

University of Erfurt • Max-Weber-Kolleg •

Direct informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Bettina Hollstein (bettina.hollstein@uni-erfurt.