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Published on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 by João Fernandes

Summary

Since rulers of the Imperial Roman Period and the Early Middle Ages occupied the highest (secular) position, individuals who exerted influence on them enjoyed a great extent of power. As a consequence, there was bitter rivalry between the various agents and much thinking about legitimate and illegitimate influence. These exercises and concepts of personal influence are the topic of a new Emmy-Noether junior research group, which is offering two PhD positions.

Announcement

Presentation

The Emmy-Noether junior research group "power and influence: influencing emperors between antiquity and the middle ages“, which is based at the department of Ancient History and is going to be affiliated with CRC 923 "Threatened Order“, offers 2 PhD positions (each 65% 13 TV-L) starting in November 2015. Both positions are limited to 3 years with an optional one-year extension.

Both PhD projects are investigating into the concepts and exercise of personal influence in the 5th and 6th centuries CE, one focusing on the east, the other on the west. For more information please refer to: http://www.uni-tuebingen.de/de/16155.

Requirements

  • Excellent master's degree in one of the relevant subjects (Ancient, Medieval or Byzantine history, Classics)
  • Excellent teamwork skills and preparedness to engage in an interdisciplinary and collaborative research project spanning multiple epochs 
  • Good knowledge of Latin resp. Greek
  • Proficiency in German (level B-C)

Equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference. The University of Tübingen actively seeks to foster career opportunities for female researchers and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply. 

Submission guidelines

Complete applications that include

  • a cover letter,
  • c.v.,
  • copies of relevant transcripts,
  • a sample of work (e.g. a term paper or a publication),
  • and a letter of recommendation

are to be submitted by 17 July 2015 by E-mail or by post to:

Dr. Fabian Schulz
Wilhelmstr. 36
72074 Tübingen
Fabian.Schulz@uni-tuebingen.de

Employment conditions

  • 65% 13 TV-L = about EUR 28000 minimum annual salary
  • starting in November 2015.
  • position limited to 3 years with an optional one-year extension.

Selection procedure

Some candidates will be invited to Tübingen and interviewed by the group leader. Employment will be arranged by the central administration.

In addition, a position for PhD students is available to those who have their own financing and would like to be associated with the research group. Do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions.

Places

  • Wilhelmstr. 36
    Tübingen, Federal Republic of Germany (72074)

Date(s)

  • Friday, July 17, 2015

Keywords

  • personal influence, power, West, East, emperors

Contact(s)

  • Fabian Schulz
    courriel : Fabian [dot] Schulz [at] uni-tuebingen [dot] de

Information source

  • Fabian Schulz
    courriel : Fabian [dot] Schulz [at] uni-tuebingen [dot] de

To cite this announcement

« Two PhD positions in the Emmy-Noether junior research group on "power and influence: influencing emperors between Antiquity and the Middle Ages" », Scholarship, prize and job offer, Calenda, Published on Tuesday, June 02, 2015, https://calenda.org/330199

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