11 Doctoral positions (m/f/d) in DFG-Research Training Group (Graduiertenkolleg) 2661 „anschließen – ausschließen – Cultural Dynamics Beyond Globalized Networks“ Cologne, 3 years, 65% (Deadline: 2021-05-31)


The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Cologne invites applications for 11 doctoral positions in the newly established Research Training Group “anschließen – ausschließen – Cultural Dynamics Beyond Globalized Networks“, a joint project with the Academy of Media Arts Cologne (KHM) and TH Köln (University of Applied Sciences), funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG). The positions are advertised for the following doctoral disciplines: Digital Humanities, German Philology, Social and Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Art History, Romance Philology, Chinese Studies, Regional Studies China, Regional Studies Latin America, and Theatre and Media Studies. Further information on the Research Training Group can be found at https://anschliessen-ausschliessen.uni-koeln.de/.


» completion of a PhD project within the contract period
» collaboration in the academic development of the Research Training Group
» active participation in the academic activities of the Research Training Group


» a completed university degree with excellent results leading to a doctorate in one of the disciplines mentioned above
» a PhD project that fits into the framework of the Research Training Group
» willingness for an active participation in an international, interdisciplinary and multilingual environment


» structured, interdisciplinary as well as internationally networked doctoral program
» an international working environment supporting the career development of scholars
» a diverse and fair working environment
» support in reconciling work and family life
» flexible working time models, full-time positions suitable for job sharing
» extensive advanced training opportunities
» occupational health management offers
» local transport ticket at a discount for UoC employees

The position is available from Oct. 1st, 2021 on a part-time basis (65%/25,89 hours a week). It is limited to 3 years. If the applicant meets the relevant wage requirements and personal qualifications, the salary is based on remuneration group 13 TV-L of the pay scale for the German public sector.

The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.

Your convincing application with proof of the sought qualifications should include the following: a letter of motivation, CV, degree and other certificates, research proposal of 5 pages plus bibliography, 2 confidential letters of recommendation from University teachers. Please send it by email (in one pdf-file) with the reference number Wiss2103-14 to grk2661@uni-koeln.de. The letters of recommendation should be sent separately to the same address.
The application deadline is May 31st 2021.
For further information about the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Stefan Kramer (stefan.kramer@uni-koeln.de).