Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is one of the leading European universities, with a tradition reaching back more than 500 years. In 2012, the university established the Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies ‘Distant Worlds’ with funding from the German Excellence Initiative. The Graduate School is an interdisciplinary research network bringing together LMU and research institutions in Munich to provide an optimal environment for disciplinary research and the promotion of junior academics in the field of ancient studies. As part of its doctoral study and postdoctoral training programme, the Graduate School combines research from a broad spectrum of disciplines within the field of ancient studies.
The Graduate School invites applications for 2 Postdoctoral Positions. These temporary positions are available from 1 April 2018 until 31 December 2019.
Each of the positions will coordinate a junior research group. The junior research groups are oriented towards one of the seven focus areas below:
- Constructions of Norms
- Constructions of Elites
- Constructions of the ‘Beautiful’
- Organisation of Coexistence
- Organisation of Exchange
- Organisation of Dealing with Dissent
- Organisation of Memory and Forgetting
Successful candidates will conduct an independent research project contributing to one of the seven focus areas, to be chosen by the candidates themselves. In pursuing their research, candidates will be supported by mentors chosen from the group of Principal Investigators of the School.
In order to qualify for application, candidates must have completed their doctorate in the field of ancient studies with outstanding results. Applicants will need to submit a proposal for an independent research project. They should demonstrate their openness towards working in an interdisciplinary context as well as an interest in basic and theoretical questions.