3 Postdoc positions
The University of Hamburg invites applications for three positions as POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIPS (Salary Level 13/14 TV-L).
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 independent research and further academic qualifications.
These three positions allow to carry out own ambitious research projects and include a generous 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).
Emerging Research Fields and Contact Details
Neurosciences and Cognitive Systems:
The emerging field of Neurosciences and Cognitive Systems at the Hamburg Center for Neuroscience (HCNS) links neuroscience and cognitive research activities at the University Medical Center (UKE) and Universität Hamburg, uniting over 400 researchers. These research alliances (e.g., SFB 936, TRR 169, research groups, EU), have won many prizes (e.g., 2 Leibniz Prizes), with work ranging from molecular, neuronal and behavioral-cognitive elements to modeling in informatics systems and clinical research.
The Hamburg Center for Health Economics (HCHE) is an interdisciplinary research center of the faculties of Business Administration, Economics and Social Sciences and Medicine. The center is now one of the largest and high-performing centers in Europe. Particular strengths of the center are its strong international network, the integration of economics and medicine and the successful transfer of research into policy and practice. Since 2011 the center has acquired €30 million in research funding.
Contact: Prof. Dr. Jonas Schreyögg
The Early Modern World:
Researchers with distinctive expertise in the early modern period at Universität Hamburg research and teach in all of the historical sub-disciplines. This expertise is bundled in the emerging field Early Modern World. Research in the emerging field takes an interdisciplinary approach to religious processes taking place from the 15th to the 18th centuries and their manifestations across all contemporary media.
Law in Global Contexts:
The faculty covers the full spectrum of legal disciplines, with emphasis on the dogma of the core subjects (private law, public law, and criminal law), including procedural law. There are also cross-disciplinary research areas: (1) fundamentals of law (Law in Context) and (2) international dimensions (International, European, Transnational Law). This fits with the emerging fields of Law in Global Contexts. Digitalization and its consequences for law is a cross-cutting issue.
Grounds, Causes, Reasons:
Grounds, Causes, Reasons investigates different kinds of relations between grounds and consequences. We study causation, metaphysical explanation, and epistemic reasons as well as reasons for action, individual and collective decision-making processes, the outcome of these processes, and their normative assessment. In addition to basic research on central concepts, we also work on an important area of application: the descriptive and normative analysis of decision-making problems relevant to society.
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 :
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 contact Dr. Linda Jauch(linda.jauch"AT"hra-hamburg.de) (Hamburg Research Academy). 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 submitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.