As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, co-operative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.
The University of Hamburg invites applications for three positions as
The position in accordance with Section 28 subsection 3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences as early as possible.
This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed for a period of 36 months. The position calls for 39 hours per week. This position is also suitable for part time employment.
Duties primarily include teaching and research. Postdoctoral Fellows may also pursue inde-pendent research and further academic qualifications.
These three positions allow to carry out own ambitious research projects and include a gener-ous research budget of up to 20.000 Euros per annum. All Postdoctoral Fellows can decide freely on their research topic, but must demonstrate that their project fruitfully links up with the emerging research fields of the University of Hamburg (Health Economics; Neurosciences and Cognitive Systems; Law in Global Contexts; The Early Modern World; Grounds, Causes, Reasons). A professor from one of these fields will therefore act as mentor to each Postdoctoral Fellow. The University offers an academic environment that ensures that Postdoctoral Fellows enjoy extensive support as well as access to all services offered by the Hamburg Research Academy.
The position asks for teaching hours according to the LVVO (Lehrverpflichtungsverordnung für die Hamburger Hochschulen).
A university degree in a relevant subject plus doctorate.
The doctorate must have been completed within the past 36 months (from the date of the doctoral degree certificate).
Applications must include the following documents :
Project description (objectives, preparatory work, work plan, methods and milestones) with a general plan of how the supporting project funds of up to € 20,000 per annum will be used. The project description must not exceed 12 pages.
A supporting document explaining (1) why the project is relevant to the individual career goals, (2) why University of Hamburg’s research environment fits in with the proposed project, and (3) what career steps will be pursued after the position as postdoctoral fellow. This document may not exceed three pages.
Supporting letter from a professor from one of the five emerging fields of the University of Hamburg who commits to act as a mentor and outlines why the proposed project fits with existing research (group).
Two academic reference letters, one of which should be from the current supervisor.
A tabular CV
All degree certificates as well as the doctoral degree certificate or a confirmation of the successful defence of the doctorate (the doctoral degree certificate must be provided at the start of the employment).
All application documents can be submitted either in English or German.
The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg promotes equal opportunity. As women are currently underrepresented in this job category at Universität Hamburg according to the evaluation conducted under the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HambGleiG), we encourage women to apply for this position. Equally qualified and suitable female applicants will receive preference.
Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process. For further information, please consult our website at https://www.hra-hamburg.de/en/postdoctoral-fellows or contact Dr. Linda Jauch (Hamburg Research Academy). Digital interviews are planned for March/April 2021.
Please send applications by 14 March 2021 to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents sub-mitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.
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