College of Fellows

Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in “Intercultural Studies”

Aktuelle Ausschreibung

Bewerbungsschluss: 30. November 2023

The College of Fellows – Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies (CoF-CIIS) at the University of Tübingen is currently inviting applications for International Research Fellowships in the field of Intercultural Studies, lasting for a period of up to 12 months. The CoF-CIIS is Tübingen University’s Institute for Advanced Studies promoting interdisciplinary research. This is reflected in the CoF-CIIS’s various focus groups, which bring together scholars of different disciplines dedicated to specific topics. One of these focus groups is working on interculturality, in which successful applicants will participate.

The call is open to scholars who have been working academically outside Germany for at least the last two years at the time of application. Applicants must have successfully completed their PhD; initial postdoctoral research experience is welcome. Applicants are expected to pursue their own research project in the field of intercultural and global studies that addresses fundamental questions of awareness of the coexistence of different cultures in the global world. Within the framework of the scholarship program, the main interest lies in the following exemplary issues: What is cultural belonging, and is it even viable to speak of such a notion? What impact does globalization have on conceptions of cultural belonging? In which ways do global cultural entanglements affect the self-understanding of societies, and how can hidden power structures and identity ascriptions be uncovered? Can the diversity of intellectual and lived traditions be reflected in the global reality of contemporary societies, and how? Do globalized cultural entanglements change our relationship to nature? And what does this mean for the humanities and even the sciences? The focus group puts some emphasis on phenomenological approaches but integrates different methodologies. Applications are welcome from philosophy, anthropology, cultural theory, literature, sociology, global studies, global south studies, environmental studies and neighboring subjects.

Successful applicants are expected to organize a workshop in collaboration with the CoF-CIIS, and to participate in weekly research colloquia. Fellows are required to take residence in Tübingen; very good German and/or English language skills are mandatory. The research project must be conducted in one of these two languages. The University of Tübingen provides a monthly stipend of 2.350, - EUR, working space will be available. The scholarship can start earliest 1 January 2024.

Applications (research proposal, CV, letter of recommendation) are welcome before 30 November 2023 (via e-mail):
College of Fellows – Center for Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Studies
PD Dr. Niels Weidtmann, Director
University of Tübingen, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz, D-72074 Tübingen, Germany