The HGGS Graduate School – Doctoral Positions in Germany

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    Open Positions 15
    Time Span 01 Nov 2018 for 3 years
    Application Deadline 15 Oct 2018
    Financing no
    Type of Position
    • PhD – Doctoral Programme
    Field of Research
    • Language and Cultural Studies
    • Law, Economics, and Social Sciences
    • Arts, Music, Sport
    Subjects Humanities and Social Sciences
    Description The HGGS Graduate School ( is an integral component of the interdisciplinary research in the Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Heidelberg. Its aim is to foster the productive use of existent cross- and interdisciplinary research at the University of Heidelberg and to promote innovative, interdisciplinary research projects in these areas.

    Thematically, the research projects should contribute to the Field of Focus 3, “Cultural dynamics in globalized worlds”, and/or Field of Focus 4, “Self-regulation and regulation: individuals and organizations” (

    The prestigious Graduate School offers a dynamic and collaborative research and study environment with an excellent national and international network. Successful applicants will benefit from a structured graduate programme with a large selection of core seminars and other courses in English and German. The graduate membership has a duration of three years, starting on or after 1 October 2016.

    Applicants are expected to contact a potential supervisor in Heidelberg in order to discuss their research plans and to obtain his or her supervision agreement. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to present their projects to the Selection Committee at an interview in Heidelberg or via Skype.

    Requirements Applicants must hold an M.A. or equivalent in one of the disciplines of the Humanities and Social Sciences with an above-average grade (at least 1.7, 5.5, B+, 2+, “magna cum laude”, or similar). The transcript has to indicate at least four years of study at the university level. Excellent knowledge of English or German, in addition to a further language, is expected. Knowledge of German can be acquired or improved during the first year of the programme.
    Working Language
    • English
    • German
    Language of Dissertation
    • English
    • German
    Required Documents
    • CV
    • Reports, certificates
    • Transcripts
    • Letter of Motivation
    • Research Proposal
    • List of Publication
    • Others : Supervision agreement (Prof., PD, Heidelberg)
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