For its new research group on “The Cultural Dynamics of Political Globalisation“, headed by Dr Sabine Mannitz, the Peace Research Institute Frankfurt currently offers
1 postdoctoral research post
(100%, pay scale of the German public service in the state of Hessen: E 13 TV-H)
2 PhD Fellowships
for a duration of 3 years from 1 July 2012.
The fellowship amounts to Euro 1,300 per month. Family allowances are granted according to the guidelines of the DFG (German Research Association). Fellowship holders are obliged to participate in PRIF’s PhD seminar.
The postdoctoral post and the PhD scholarships are assigned to an ethnological research project on local dynamics (actors, discourses, conditions for “ownership”) in response to international efforts of security sector reform. The PhD projects should address related issues.
The postdoctoral post requires contributions to the mentioned project with an own case study and with shares in project management and in the general duties arising from the routines and obligations in the institute. The post offers the opportunity to contribute actively to the shaping of the new research group in the largest German institute for peace and conflict studies, including the development of possible future projects.
Funds are available for expenditures in connection with the individual studies (e.g., fieldwork costs). The geographical area of specialization is open.
Applicants for the postdoctoral position should, at a minimum, have an outstanding PhD in ethnology / social or cultural anthropology / cultural studies (at least equivalent to “cum laude”).
Applicants for the PhD fellowships should, at a minimum, have an upper second class MA/MSC degree in ethnology / social or cultural anthropology / cultural studies.
All applicants are expected to have
- a very good command of spoken and written English; the knowledge of a further foreign language is desirable,
- an interest in peace and conflict studies
- basic knowledge of German
- skills and preparedness for the communication and collaboration within a team.
PRIF is a foundation under public law and member of the Leibniz Association. With more than 60 staff members PRIF is the largest German institute for peace and conflict studies.
As an equal opportunities employer holding the Total E-Quality certificate, PRIF particularly encourages qualified women to apply. Applications from abroad are welcome. Preference will be given to disabled applicants in the case of equal qualifications.
The deadline for applications is 16 April 2012.
Please send your application together with the usual documents and a brief description of your proposed PhD or postdoctoral research project (max 8 pages) to:
Dr Sabine Mannitz
Hessische Stiftung Friedens- und Konfliktforschung
Baseler Straße 27-31
or in electronic version to: