Coordinator, Forum for Global and Trans-Regional Studies, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

Are you looking for a position in research administration that will allow you to further your interests in global and trans-regional studies? If so, here’s a recent call for applications for a position at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen that will allow you to work on these topics and to do so closely with none other than Dominic Sachsenmaier, the President of the Toynbee Prize Foundation.

The call explains further:

The upcoming Forum for Global and Transregional Studies is bringing together many existing and upcoming research and teaching activities related to regional and transregional studies within the faculties of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Law at the University of Göttingen as well as other institutions. It is providing opportunities for exchange and further development of new research contexts within long-standing, established structures. The Forum is a central component of the university’s strategy to foster transregional and transdisciplinary work, and in that manner to interlink research across different eras and disciplines.

The academic coordinator is responsible for the following tasks:
– The coordination of relevant research activities in various institutions and faculties (most notably the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Law),
– Identification and promotion of relevant research programs and funding sources, as well as the preparation and composition of applications for third-party funding,
– including international partners.

Applicants must fulfill the following requirements:
– A PhD in a field compatible with the profile of the Transregional and Global Studies Forum.
– Strong skills in interdisciplinary and intercultural communication – both spoken and written – in German and English,
– Very good team and communication skills
– Very good skills in project management and organization.

In addition, the following qualifications are advantageous:
– Experience in strategic research and organizational management through a position at a university or a non-university institution,
– Solid knowledge of the European and German research and higher education systems.
– Experience in grant-writing.

The University 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. 

The University firmly intends to raise the number of disabled persons in its employment. In the case of equally qualified applicants, disabled persons will be preferentially considered.

If this sounds of interest to you, then consider applying! For more information about the position and how to apply, send your queries to Dominic Sachsenmaier. As the call for applications explains, the position will be paid according to the German civil service payscale of 13 TV-L at a rate of 39.8 hours/week; the position runs for two years, starting on April 1, 2016 and ending on March 31, 2018. The application, which is due on March 15, 2016, can be sent to Ms. Thalea Nolte.

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