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Dept. II

Knowledge Systems and Collective Life


Applying for Advertised Positions

Open positions and fellowships in Department II are advertised on the Institute-wide Career page. Specific instructions are given for each position and fellowship advertised.

Unsolicited Applications

Department II also welcomes unsolicited applications from scholars who consider their work directly relevant to the research themes of the department (please check the department’s website). Scholars at all career stages from Predoctoral Fellow upwards can apply. Invitations to join the department are issued on the basis of the qualifications of the applicant and the fit of the proposed research to the department’s research themes.

Applications should include:

  • formal letter of application, stating dates of desired stay and source of external funding (if any);
  • a curriculum vitae, including publication list;
  • a brief research proposal (maximum 500 words) in which the fit of the proposed research to the department’s research themes is made clear
  • for predoctoral students, a letter from their dissertation advisor.

Only electronic applications submitted via the Institute’s recruitment portal will be considered. Unsolicited applications are reviewed quarterly with the following application deadlines: March 1, June 1, September 1, December 1. Please apply at least 6 months in advance of your desired stay.