Research Associate (PostDoc) Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies

The Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) at Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to fill the following one-year position by March 1, 2020:
 
Research Associate (PostDoc) Salary group TV-L 13, 75%
 
The employment start date can be modified as needed to meet contractual preconditions of the jobholder.
 
Within the scope of the advertised position, the selected candidate should develop and submit to the German Research Foundation (DFG, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), for example within the funding lines of the DFG’s Emmy Noether Program, a funding application for her/his own position and hence for the continuation of her/his research at Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF). Through this start-up funding, Europa-Universität Flensburg (EUF) aims to promote and support early-stage researchers by giving them access to special qualification and employment opportunities. 
 
This year's call for proposals targets early-stage scholars with experience in humanities and social science research on European studies. Those whose interests fit with the research axes of the Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) and the disciplines represented by the ICES Board of Directors (sociology, economics, political science, philosophy, media studies) are especially encouraged to apply; however, this job offer is not limited to applicants working within these disciplines and priorities.  
 
ICES is the center for interdisciplinary European research at Europa-Universität Flensburg. Here EUF scholars connect with each other across disciplines, institutes and universities. ICES offers an innovative, interdisciplinary environment that enables earlystage researchers, in particular, to jointly develop new explanatory approaches and innovative proposals. Its research axes are Justice and Democracy, Welfare and Work, Culture and Identity, Communication and Evidence. Questions concerning Peripheries and Centrality are in the foreground of its overall research program.
 
Duties:

  • To write a proposal for the research associate’s own position (DFG grant module: "Eigene Stelle"/"own position") and submit it the DFG before the end of the employment period
  • To inform the EUF Vice President for Research in writing of the submission and the DFG decision regarding the aforementioned proposal
  • To present the proposed research project at an open university event (for example, a conference, colloquium, or workshop) at the end of the employment period

 
Requirements:

  • EUF postdoctoral researchers and early-stage researchers from other universities or research institutions, who hold a doctoral title with a minimum grade of "magna cum laude" and whose field of research is European studies from within the humanities or social sciences, may apply.
  • The proposed research project and position must be anchored at Europa-Universität Flensburg.

 
Application requirements: Qualified early-stage researchers may apply for this position by submitting an exposé (max. 5 pages) in which the applicant clearly and concisely indicates how the requested project will be anchored at EUF, its content, scope and objectives, the state of current research, and the applicant’s own work to date. A recommendation from an outside expert, affirming the quality of the proposed research project and the existence of a research gap, must also be included. 
 
The application must contain the following information: 
 

  • Exposé maximum five pages +bibliography
  • Letter of recommendation regarding the expose
  • Academic CV with the usual information

 
Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to promote employee diversity with respect to the biographies and competencies of its staff. Applications from persons with a migration background are explicitly welcomed. Severely disabled applicants with adequate qualifications will be given preference. The university also strives to obtain a balanced gender ratio in all occupational groups.
 
For further information regarding the job profile and associated duties, please contact Prof. Dr. Monika Eigmüller (phone 0461/805-2243, e-mail: monika.eigmueller@uni-flensburg.de). For questions regarding civil service, collective bargaining law, or the hiring process, please contact Ms. Alsen (phone: 0461/805-2819, e-mail: alsen@uni-flensburg.de).
 
Interested? Then we look forward to hearing from you! Please send your application in paper form to the following address: Präsidium, Europa-Universität Flensburg, z. H. Frau Alsen, -Personal and Confidential-, Reference Number 491983, P. O. Box 29 54, 24919 Flensburg. Applications must be received by EUF no later than November 30, 2019. EUF expressly renounces the use of CV photographs and kindly asks applicants to refrain from providing one.
 

Research Associate for projekt MEWEB

The professorship for European media studies at Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to fill by as soon as possible following research project position:

Research Associate Salary group TV-L 13, 65%
This is a temporary position ending on December 31, 2020.


A consortium of three Western European and four Eastern European partners, our interdisciplinary European research project at Europa-Universität Flensburg will address how media crossed the system boundary between Western European and Eastern Bloc countries during the Cold War, and to what extent discursive, technological as well as material (infra-)structures—both statesupported and subversive—during the Cold War promoted or hindered the development of different forms of willingness to participate in the European integration process.

The work of this research project is to prepare an application to the EU research program "Horizon Europe," to be submitted in early 2021.


Areas of responsibility:

  • To coordinate and to organize the content of academic events and meetings associated with the project
  • To coordinate project-related administration, finances, and communication
  • To support participating project researchers
  • To write a research proposal for Horizon Europe
  • To support international networking (including networking with non-academic stakeholders)

To be eligible to apply, you must:

  • Have a master's degree or equivalent in the social sciences or the humanities, preferably in the field of Cold War Studies
  • Possess good knowledge of German and European research funding
  • Have very good written and spoken knowledge of German and English (level C1)

We particularly welcome applications from persons who:

  • Have interdisciplinary research experience
  • Have completed a doctorate in media studies, communication studies, or history
  • Have proven experience in science and project management—preferably project leadership—including EU project application
  • Have already carried out some coordination tasks for a collaborative research endeavor

Europa-Universität Flensburg seeks to promote employee diversity with respect to the biographies and competencies of its staff. Applications from persons with a migration background are explicitly welcomed. Severely disabled applicants with adequate qualifications will be given preference. The university also strives to obtain a balanced gender ratio in all occupational groups.


Please contact Prof. Dr. Hedwig Wagner (hedwig.wagner@uni-flensburg.de) if you have any
questions about the job profile or the corresponding duties. For questions concerning German civil service, collective bargaining law, or the hiring process, please contact Ms. Alsen (phone: 0461/805 2819 or e-mail: alsen@uni-flensburg.de).

Interested? Then we look forward to hearing from you! Please send us your convincing application via surface mail to the following address: Präsidium, Europa-Universität Flensburg, z. H. Frau Alsen, -Personal and Confidential-, Reference Number 471938, P.O. Box 29 54, 24919 Flensburg. Applications must be received by EUF no later than 25. October 2019. EUF expressly renounces the use of CV photographs and kindly asks applicants to refrain from providing one.

ICES Call for Conference Proposals (2019)

The Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES), welcomes proposals from EUF scientific staff members who are interested in organising an international conference at the EUF in the field of European Studies.

With this call, we want to encourage you to apply for third party funding to finance your scientific conference. Potential sources for funding are, for example, the DFG or the Fritz-Thyssen Foundation.

ICES will support you in setting up a DFG proposal and will finance the conference in case your proposal is not successful! ICES is able to cover costs up to 8,000 Euro, allowing for either one large or two small conferences/ workshops to be funded.

Please provide a brief request (1 page), including a short description of the conference topic, organisers, intended date, and the expected number of participants, as well as a budget plan. The application can be sent in English or German. Being an interdisciplinary research centre, we particularly encourage proposals for conferences that are co-organised by academics from different EUF institutes.

ICES call for conference proposals (2018)

24.01.2018

The Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies, ICES, welcomes proposals from EUF scientific staff members who are interested in organising an international conference at the EUF in the field of European Studies.

With this call, we want to encourage you to apply for DFG funding within their programme "International Scientific Events". The DFG funds events such as international congresses, symposia, colloquia and workshops, international scientific conferences, annual meetings, and bilateral events. The grant can be used to pay for staff costs, room rental (including utilities), instrumentation and equipment, printed materials, office supplies, postage costs, travel allowance (travel and accommodation costs). The proposal has to be sent six months prior to the planned event. For more information see http://www.dfg.de/en/research_funding/programmes/international_cooperation/international_events/index.html

When applying for conference funding you need to have a conference programme with a confirmed list of speakers already in the proposal stage. If your proposal is not successful, you have to decline the invitation extended to potential speakers. This fact often discourages from organising an international conference or workshop. The ICES call for proposals aims at offering a possibility to request speakers without the common reserve "in case it is funded".

ICES will support you in setting up a DFG proposal and will finance the conference in case your proposal is not successful! ICES is able to cover costs up to 10.000 Euro. This means that either one large or two small conferences / workshops will be funded.

Please provide a brief request (1 page), including a short description of the conference topic, organisers, intended date, and the expected number of participants, as well as a 1-page budget plan. The application can be sent in English or German. Being an interdisciplinary research centre, we encourage particularly proposals for conferences co-organised by academics from different EUF institutes.

We look forward to receiving your proposal. Please send them to maria.schwab@uni-flensburg.de latest by 01.03.2018.

ICES Summer Visiting Fellowship (Deadline: 15.03.2018)

01.02.2018

The newly founded Interdisciplinary Centre for European Studies (ICES) at Europa-Universität Flensburg is pleased to invite applications for its 2018 summer visiting fellowship. This is an opportunity for senior scholars working in the field of European Studies to develop and elaborate on project ideas or forthcoming publications.  Situated on the campus of Europa-Universität Flensburg in the beautiful seaside town of Flensburg, in close proximity to both Denmark and the Baltic Sea, ICES offers ideal conditions for academic scholarship and exchange in an inspiring environment.

The ICES Summer Visiting Fellowship is a three-month, on-site fellowship for the period of May-July, 2018. The residency is meant to give the visitor a chance to exchange ideas and research with other scholars working within the ICES research community and to immerse her- or himself in the vibrant interdisciplinary atmosphere of the centre. In addition to a fully equipped workplace and access to all university resources and services, the fellow will receive a grant to cover the costs of her or his travel to Flensburg, a 500-euro stipend for travel within Germany and Europe during the fellowship term, and free accommodation in Flensburg. The ICES fellow is expected to present on her or his research and to be present in Flensburg for a minimum of six out of twelve weeks.

ICES encourages senior scholars of European Studies from the humanities or the social sciences to apply for this year's summer fellowship. For the application, please send a detailed cover letter and CV together with your project and publication record to the director of ICES by 15th of March 2018:  Prof. Monika Eigmüller, monika.eigmueller@uni-flensburg.de.