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PhD & PostDoc opportunities at the Graduate School of North American Studies

10 Doctoral Grants & 4 Postdoctoral Positions. Deadline: January 31st, 2015 for doctoral grants, February 28th, 2015 for postdoctoral positions

News from Nov 30, 2014

The Graduate School of the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North American Studies at Freie Universität invites applications for the academic year 2015/2016. The School‘s program is interdisciplinary in its approach and focuses on the
social, economic and cultural changes impacting the United States and Canada at the beginning of the 21st century. Special attention is given to the crisis-prone transformations running through American society today. Areas of emphasis include domestic and foreign policy, economic development, ethnic identity and relations, as well as recent transformations in media, art, literature, culture, and religion. The language of instruction is English.

Applicants interested in pursuing a doctoral or postdoctoral research project with an emphasis in North American Studies must have a completed degree (Master or equivalent/Doctorate) with above average marks in one of the
following disciplines or closely related academic programs: American Cultural Studies, American Literature, History, Political Science, Sociology, and Economics, and are expected to submit an outline of their doctoral/postdoctoral
research project.

Funding for postdoctoral researchers will be on the basis of non-renewable two-year contracts. Doctoral grants are awarded for a maximum of three years; candidates with children are eligible for a fourth year of funding. Continued
funding is dependent on the candidate’s performance and positive annual evaluations of his/her work. Doctoral scholarships amount to 1.500 EUR per month. Postdoctoral positions (75 %) are remunerated at E 13 TV-L FU of the German public sector pay scale.

Electronic applications in one pdf-fi le (maximum 5 MB) with the respective reference code should be sent to the attention of Dr. David Bosold at no later than 

January 31st, 2015 (doctoral grants, reference GSNAS_PhD_2015)
February 28th, 2015 (postdoctoral positions, reference GSNAS_Postdoc_2015)

The application form and all relevant details can be accessed at