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Postdoctoral Research Fellow – full-time E 13 TV-L HU (third party funding, fixed-term for 4 years)

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Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS)


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The Cluster of Excellence „Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS) analyzes the contemporary controversies about the liberal order from a historical, global and comparative perspective. It connects the academic expertise in the social sciences and area studies in Berlin, collaborates with research institutions in all world regions and

maintains cooperative ties with major political, cultural and social institutions

(http://www.scripts-berlin.eu). The Cluster’s research programme is structured around four Research Units (RUs): Borders, Orders, (Re-)Allocation and Temporality. The RU Temporality investigates contestations of the liberal script with regard to the role of time use, time horizons in decision-making, life courses and structural dynamics of institutions and discourses.


Job description:

Scientific services in research within the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS), esp. exploring innovative research perspectives in the context of the RU Temporality that bridge the gap between prevailing epistemological and empirical approaches in the social sciences, history and area studies; theorizing Contestations of the Liberal Script based on the systematic and comprehensive analysis of the RU Temporality’s results and by collaborating with postdoctoral fellows of the other Research Units and of the Theory Network; disseminating research results through publications, workshops and conferences; preparing, planning and co-directing the RU Temporality’s regular meetings and workshops



Completed academic education as well as PhD in social sciences, history or area studies; desirable skills: excellent expertise on the Cluster’s research topic, very good knowledge of the theories and methods in the social sciences, history and/or area studies relating to the RU Temporality, very good English skills; experience with coordinating research groups is an asset


Questions can be directed to the heads of the RU Temporality Prof. Dr. Anette Fasang (anette.fasang@hu-berlin.de) or Prof. Dr. Sebastian Conrad (sebastian.conrad@fu-berlin.de).

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Please send your application (incl. cover letter (max. 2 pages); CV with publications; summary of PhD dissertation (1 page); project proposal for own research project in SCRIPTS (2 pages); names and contact details of two referees), and quoting the reference number DR/072/19, to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS), Prof. Dr. Anette Fasang (located: Universitätsstraße 3b), Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or preferably in electronic form in a single pdf file to anette.fasang@hu-berlin.de.


HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.


Please visit our website www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.