The Lichtenberg-Kolleg, the Göttingen
Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences, invites
applications for up to 12 Early Career Fellowships. Opening its doors in 1737
Göttingen quickly established itself as one of Europe's leading Enlightenment
universities. Named after one of the most important and versatile
representatives of the Göttingen Enlightenment, the Lichtenberg-Kolleg is an
interdisciplinary research institute with a strong focus not only on the
Enlightenment(s), but also on "bridges" between the human and natural
sciences and on the study of religion. For the period October 2015 to July 2017
we are inviting early career scholars to join one of the research teams for the
study of either:
Globalising the Enlightenment: Knowledge,
Culture, Travel, Exchange and Collections,
Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and
Primate Cognition: Philosophical,
Linguistic, and Historical Perspectives.
The University of Göttingen is an equal
opportunities employer and places particular emphasis on fostering career
opportunities for women. Qualified women are therefore strongly encouraged to
apply as they are underrepresented in this field. Disabled persons with
equivalent aptitude will be favoured.
All Fellowships are open to candidates who
have received a doctorate within the last 6 years.