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CHREN Postdoctoral Researchers

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) - Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU CHREN)

Location: Erlangen - Germany
Salary: €4,000 to €6,000 or £3,479.18 to £5,218.78 (converted salary*) before tax and social security insurance depending on qualifications and experience. Pay Grade E13 of TVL
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 5th December 2023
Closes: 31st December 2023

The Centre for Human Rights Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU CHREN) at Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU) brings together researchers from different academic disciplines working in the wider field of human rights. CHREN’s work is committed to fostering academically rigorous, theoretically well-grounded, practice-orientated, critical, and diverse human rights research. It also serves as a hub of teaching in the field of human rights across several faculties at FAU.

Further information can be found at https://www.humanrights-centre.fau.de/.

With a view to further strengthening and expanding its human rights-related research and teaching, the Centre will appoint up to three full-time postdoctoral researchers at pay Grade E 13 of the Collective bargaining agreement for public servants in the German Länder (TVL), approximately between 4.000 and 6.000 € per month before tax and social security insurance depending on qualifications and experience for an initial period of appointment of three years.  The earliest envisaged start date for this position is 1 March 2024.

This is an excellent opportunity for a committed and enthusiastic academic to join the Centre as an early career researcher playing a full part in the academic life of the Centre and benefiting from the Centre’s active support for and promotion of their further academic career development. 

Qualifications

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:  

  • Doctorate in law, the humanities, or social sciences, including in particular international law or political science, obtained preferably within the last five years
  • Candidates who have submitted their PhD dissertation and have an excellent master’s degree in a relevant field of study may be considered.

Candidates should have the following further skills and abilities:

  • Ability to develop and implement a research plan in the area(s) of expertise, including through high-quality publications;
  • Ability to work constructively as part of a collegial team;
  • Excellent communication skills and an ability to engage students;
  • Languages: Candidates must be able to use English as a working language in teaching and research. Proficiency in German is not required. 

Responsibilities

Our new colleagues will be responsible for the following tasks

  • Design and implementation of their own research project in the field of human rights, preferably related to at least one of the Centre’s focal research areas;
  • Willingness to develop research grant applications within the Centre and participation in the submission of research funding grant applications as well as in the Centre’s broader research activities (events, outreach, etc.)
  • Contribution to teaching at a level of 5 hours per week during teaching terms in the relevant teaching areas (for instance, law and/or political science), taking prior qualifications into account.

Application

Please submit the following documents as pdf files by email attachment to humanrights-centre@fau.de. The application deadline is 31 December 2023.

  • Cover letter,
  • Curriculum Vitae (2 pages)
  • Copies of your main academic degree certificates
  • List of publications
  • An exposé (maximum 3 pages) of one or more academic projects that you would like to realize as part of your employment,

FAU-CHREN strives to be a diverse and inclusive community.  We particularly welcome applications from candidates (f/m/d) belonging to groups that have been traditionally under-represented.

If you have any questions about the position or application process, please contact Prof. Dr. Michael Krennerich (michael.krennerich@fau.de) and Prof. Dr. Markus Krajewski (markus.krajewski@fau.de).

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