Six Ph.D. Positions in Science and Society (Germany) Deadline: May 27, 2019

Leibniz University Hanover

Application Deadline

May 27, 2019

Program Commencement

October 01, 2019

Duration of the Program

3 Years

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Program Details

The Graduate School of the interdisciplinary Leibniz Center Science and Society (LCSS) at the Leibniz University Hanover invites applications for the 2019-22 Ph.D. Scholarship scheme. LCSS is seeking candidates from the following disciplines: economics, political science, sociology, law, and philosophy. Candidates should be interested in research questions related to Science Studies or Higher Education Research. Theoretical and application-oriented research questions are welcome that use either qualitative methods, quantitative methods, or both. The Graduate School is cooperating closely with the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). Thesis projects using DZHW data or cooperating with ongoing projects will be supported by the DZHW.

The Graduate School offers a curriculum geared towards Science Studies and Higher Education Research and the Ph.D. students are expected to attend a Ph.D. colloquium. Moreover, the Graduate School offers funding for attending conferences and workshops, short study visits abroad, summer schools, etc.

Eligibility/ Requirements

To be eligible for the doctoral program an excellent degree (MA or equivalent) in one of the following disciplines or related areas is required: economics, political science, sociology, law, and philosophy. Furthermore, very good analytical skills, experience in applying the methods of the respective discipline, knowledge of Science Studies or Higher Education Research, interest in interdisciplinary collaboration, and a strong command of the English language are required.

Application Process

The application requires the following documents and credentials: a motivational letter stating your research idea for your potential Ph.D. project, a CV, and copies of degree certificates/ transcript of records. In addition, enclose a summary of three pages of the Master’s Thesis or of one of the academic papers (and for applicants with a degree in law a jurisprudential term paper).

As an equal opportunities employer, Leibniz University Hanover intends to promote women and men in the context of statutory requirements. For this reason, suitably qualified women are specifically invited to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preferential treatment.

Send your application including all the documents mentioned above as one pdf document to:

More information about the school and the program can be found here. For further information, please contact Dr. Nadja Bieletzki:

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