International Research School in Conceptual History and Political Thought

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies is inviting applications for senior and junior research fellowships.

The Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS) is a new research centre at the Univer-sity of Freiburg, funded by the German federal and state governments within the framework of the 2006/07 Excellence Initiative for the promotion of academic research. The FRIAS School of History is open to international and German researchers who are working on a ma-jor project in a historical discipline. For the first five years the main thematic focus of the FRIAS School of History will be 18th to 20th century comparative European history. Applica-tions with a focus on other periods or different regions are also accepted.

For 2008/9 applications are invited for

4 Senior Research Fellowships
for Professors in the field of History and/or allied disciplines and

2 Junior Research Fellowships
for post-doctoral researchers in the field of History and/or allied disciplines.

Candidates for Senior Fellowships should have an outstanding record in international acade-mia with a high-ranking publication profile. Applicants for Junior Fellowships should be ex-ceptional young researchers with a highly promising Ph.D. in addition to further publications.

Fellowships do not entail any teaching obligations. However, Junior Fellows wishing to do so may teach within the University and can also further qualify at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Albert-Ludwigs-University.

All fellowships start either from 1st April or 1st October 2008. They will be remunerated as a research grant or according to the German professorial system, depending on the candidate’s profile and qualification. Senior Fellowships are for one year. Junior Fellowships are for one year but can be extended to up to three years after positive evaluation. All FRIAS Fellows are expected to reside in Freiburg.

Applications including CV, list of publications, two letters of reference (only for Junior Re-search Fellowships) and a research proposal (5-8 pages) should be sent to the Directors of the FRIAS School of History by 15th January 2008: FRIAS School of History, Prof. Dr. Ulrich Herbert and Prof. Dr. Jörn Leonhard, Historisches Seminar, Universität Freiburg, D-79085 Freiburg i.Br., Germany.

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