5 x 0,75 Doktorand/innenstellen (m/w/d) "Resonante Weltbeziehungen" (Univ. Graz).

Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz.

Bewerbungsschluss: 15.04.2021.

Von: Anna-Katharina Rieger, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz.

5 x 0,75 Doktorand/innenstellen (m/w/d) "Resonante Weltbeziehungen" (Univ. Graz).

Die Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz schreibt bis zu 5 DoktorandInnenstellen in Alter Geschichte, Klassischer Archäologie, der Archäologie des Frühen östlichen Mittelmeeres, Klassischer Philologie, Religionswissenschaften, Theologie und Soziologie aus.

up to 5 Positions for Doctoral Students.

The University of Graz invites applications for up to 5 Positions for Doctoral Students (75% contracts / 30 hrs per week, ca. 35.000 Euro gross / year) for PhD projects in the fields of Ancient History, Classical Archaeology and Near Eastern Archaeology, Classical Philology, Religious Studies, Sociology and Theology within the framework of the International Graduate School (IGS) “Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices” directed by Univ.-Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Spickermann and Univ.-Prof. Dr. Irmtraud Fischer (Graz) and Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke and Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa (Erfurt).

The positions are to be filled by 1 October 2021 for a period of 24 months with the option of extension for a further 12 months pending review.

The project is a cooperation between the Max-Weber-Kolleg at the University of Erfurt and the University of Graz, funded by the FWF and the DFG.

Participants are required to spend one academic year at the cooperating university in the second year of their term.

As an International Research Training Group, the programme’s primary language is English.


- Excellent degree in one of the above named disciplines.

- Knowledge of English, German (native speaker or respective certificates), and other relevant languages (at least reading skills, candidates without knowledge of German are requested to take courses).

- Willingness to cooperate within the interdisciplinary research environment of the University of Graz, in particular the IGS, and the Max-Weber-Kolleg.

- Willingness to take part in the joint study programme and to move to the Max-Weber-Kolleg for one academic year.

Core research fields and project suggestions in the framework of the IGS are outlined on the programme’s website: (cf. “Suggested projects”).

Further proposals developed by applicants for research projects that fit into the framework of “Resonant Self¬–World Relations” in the above named disciplines are welcome.

Further information about the University of Graz and the IGS are available under:


Please submit your application with CV (in English or German), copies of your final school and university degrees, a copy of your MA or diploma thesis, one letter of recommendation and an outline of the PhD project you would like to pursue (max. 5 pages) with a stringent discussion of your research questions, the state of research on the topic, the methodological approach and the leading hypotheses as well as a working schedule and projected date of completion as one pdf-file (maximum of 10 MB) by 15 April 2021 to:

University of Graz - International Graduate School “Resonant Self–World Relations in Ancient and Modern Socio-Religious Practices” (


The University of Graz is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the Styrian Equal Opportunities Act (Landes-Gleichbehandlungsgesetz).

Handicapped applicants are given preference in cases of equal qualification.

Direct informal enquiries may be made to Dr. Katharina Rieger (

Data Privacy.

In sending your application files in electronic form, you agree to having your e-mail scanned for harmful coding, viruses and spam, to the temporary saving of the necessary data of your correspondence and to the conducting of further correspondence via e-mail without further encryption.

By submitting your application, you also agree to the further processing of the submitted personal data within the application process.

This agreement can be withdrawn at any point in written or electronic form, without specifying your reasons.

Please note that withdrawal of your agreement may lead to your application not being further considered for the position applied for.

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The University of Graz does not refund any costs incurred in the application process.

Interviews will be conducted in June 2021.