PhD Positions for outstanding young researchers (Germany)

The Graduate School “Human Development in Landscapes” at Kiel University, Germany, offers a unique research environment at the interface between the Humanities and the Natural and Social Sciences. In its research it addresses the interaction between physical and social landscapes as the most profound process that catalyses human activity in space and time; integrating the interplay of environments, social relationships, material culture, population dynamics, and human perceptions of socio-environmental change of ancient societies and landscapes.

In order to be eligible, candidates must hold an outstanding university degree (MA, MSc or equivalent) in a field relevant to the multidisciplinary theme of “Human Development in Landscapes”. The graduate program is jointly offered by academics of Humanities, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, and Social and Life Sciences.

The Graduate School has just been granted funding for three more years (until 2017) by the German Excellence Initiative. Consequently, the school invites 11 doctoral positions. The scholarships are 1450€ per month. All position holders can apply for research funds from the Graduate School.

Interested applicants should submit in English:

  • a CV;
  • an outline of the proposed PhD research project;
  • a copy of the degree certificates from institutes of higher education;
  • 2 letters of reference from professors or scholars in similar position;
  • a proof of English proficiency.

Applications must be submitted as a single PDF to: Deadline is 31 August 2014. For more information, please, visit the official website.