Scholarship Provider: The Junior Research Group “Constructing Transnational Spaces of Higher Education: International Branch Campus Development at the Interface of Network and Territorial Embeddedness” is funded by the Leibniz Association (Leibniz Competition 2018).
DegreeLevel: Positions are available for pursuing PhD programme.
Available Subject: The positions enable the successful applicants to conduct research on the geographies of globalisation of higher education and develop and realise their doctoral dissertations.
Scholarship Benefits: The positions are for three years each and paid according to TV-L 13 (65 %) of the federal German pay scale (currently approx. 29.000 – 32.000 Euro per annum depending on previous working experience).
Eligible Countries: Citizens of all nationalities are eligible to apply.
Entrance Requirements: The Institute is looking for in the ideal candidate:
- Excellent Master’s degree in human geography (especially economic geography or urban geography) or related disciplines (including political sciences, sociology, anthropology, …),
- Knowledge of (qualitative) social science research methods;
- Keen interest and motivation to explore aspects of the geographies of globalisation of higher education, and willingness to conduct fieldwork abroad;
- Ability to work independently and as part of a team;
English Language Requirements: Applicants must have excellent written and spoken English, German language skills advantageous, other language skills is highly appreciated.
Application Procedure: If you are interested, please send a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, copies of relevant diplomas, a writing sample (20 pages max., e.g. chapter of your Master’s thesis), and contact details of two references in a single pdf file (max. 2 MB) by e-mail with the subject title “Transnational Education”, the reference number 1118 and an indication of the number of the subproject (#1-3). You can submit your application in English or German. Shortlisted candidates will be asked to submit a short exposé.
Deadline: February 8, 2018