The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence at the University of Bayreuth, funded
by the Excellence Strategy of the German Federal and State Governments, invites
applications for one
Part-Time Position (75 %) for Doctoral Researcher (m/f/d)
to commence on November 1st, 2019 or as soon as possible after this date.
The contract period will be four years. If the personal and collectively agreed
conditions are met, the salary will fall into the pay grade E 13 TV-L. The doctoral
researchers will pursue their degrees within the Bayreuth International
Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS), the graduate school of the Africa
Multiple Cluster of Excellence.
and offers the opportunity to contribute to the project "Colonial Letters and the
Contact of Knowledges", which focuses on letters written during British colonisation
of Southern Cameroon (1916-1961). The successful candidate is expected
to develop and pursue a PhD project on any aspect of these letters, for instance,
"The construction of multiple identities in colonial letters" or "The discursive
enactment of power in colonial correspondences." Prerequisites for applications
are a Master's degree (or equivalent) in (English) Linguistics or a closely related
field and the ability to co-design and conduct research in Cameroon, Nigeria,
For this position the successful candidates need to have the capacity for
teamwork in an interdisciplinary research environment. Their tasks also include
the provision of academic services within the respective projects, such as
the organisation of workshops and the independent supervision of research
assistants. As the working language of the cluster is English, fluency in English
(spoken and written) is required. German language skills are welcome but not
The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence and the University of Bayreuth view
the diversity of its staff as an asset and are expressly committed to the goal of
gender equality. Women and persons who can help make the research profile
of the cluster and the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applicants with children are highly welcome. All qualifications being equal,
applicants with disabilities will be given priority.
Applications should include a cover letter mentioning the earliest possible start
of contract, an academic CV, copies of degree certificates or diplomas, the contact
data of two academic references, and a short outline of ideas concerning a
possible PhD topic that fits the thematic requirements above. Applications
should be submitted electronically as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) by 30th
September 2019. However, the screening process will continue until the
positions have been filled.
For the position in the study of religion, please send your application and possible
inquiries to Prof. Dr. Paula Schrode (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Applications for the position in English Linguistics and related inquiries should
be sent to PD Dr. Eric Anchimbe (email@example.com).
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