Friday, April 30, 2010

Part-time PhD research position (Late Antiquity) at the University of Göttingen

The Courant Research Centre "EDRIS - Education and Religion from Early Imperial Roman Times to the Classical Period of Islam" at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen is currently inviting applications for one part-time PhD research position (50%). 

EDRIS is one of seven interdisciplinary research centres recently established by the University of Göttingen as part of its institutional strategy "Tradition - Innovation - Autonomy". The objective of the Centre is to investigate educational concepts and methods and their interaction with religious beliefs from the Early Imperial Period of the Roman Empire to the Classical Period of Islam. Interdisciplinary collaborative work will be carried out by three junior research groups, which will focus on three closely interrelated areas of study. For further information about the Courant Research Centre EDRIS, please visit our web site at 

The position will be part of the junior research group "Education at the Crossroads: Pagan, Christian and Jewish Discourses in Late Antiquity" (4th-9th century CE), which proposes to analyse the various forms of religious education in Late Antiquity. Initially the group will focus on the theme "Education and Religion: Ideals, Media, Identity", while at a later stage research on educational institutions and structures is envisaged. 

The position provides the opportunity to propose and pursue an individual research project within the framework of the Research Area. The project should focus on Christian and/or Jewish educational ideals and their roles in the formation of religious identities. Applications from relevant disciplines such as Classics, History, Jewish Studies, History of Religions or Church History are welcome. The successful candidate will have a strong research background demonstrated by an excellent MA or equivalent degree. Interest in interdisciplinary work is essential. Permanent presence in Göttingen is expected, in order to ensure active scholarly interaction among the research groups of the Centre. 

The position will start as soon as possible and initially last for two years with the possibility of extension. The salary is in accordance with the German state regulated public service salary scale (50% E 13 TV-L). International applications are welcome. The University of Göttingen actively seeks to foster career  opportunities for female scholars and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. Candidates with disabilities who are equally qualified for the position will receive special consideration. 

Applications can be uploaded to the online form located at by May 15th, 2010 (24.00 hrs local time Göttingen, Germany). Full contact and application information can be found within the portal link. 

For more information please contact Prof. Dr. Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler ( 
Contact : Ilinca Tanaseanu-Döbler, Universität Göttigen, CRC EDRIS, Nikolausberger Weg 23, 37073 Göttigen, 0551/39-10856,