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reference code: SCRIPTS_BGTS_2021, original source: Freie Universitäat Berlim

Application deadline: 31.01.2021

The Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS) is the full-time PhD programme of the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS) at Freie Universität Berlin in cooperation with Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Hertie School of Governance and others. The BGTS offers a rigorous and dynamic English-language PhD programme for exceptionally talented and motivated graduate students in the field of global and transregional studies, bringing together a broad spectrum of disciplines and methodological approaches.

Job description:

The three-year English language doctoral programme at the BGTS provides state-of-the-art theory classes, solid training in research methods and research design, soft skills courses, and individual supervision. The programme focuses on contemporary contestations of the liberal script from historical, global, and comparative perspectives with a particular interest in global and transregional processes. Apart from social science and historical approaches, we explicitly encourage students of area studies, gender studies, philosophy, and education studies to submit their proposals. Research at the BGTS focuses on the structures, risks, and opportunities of cross-regional interaction at various levels and we particularly welcome critical perspectives. PhD researchers with excellent university degrees should be knowledgeable with regard to the various theoretical and methodological approaches in the disciplines relevant to the cluster. They should be open to interdisciplinary collaboration. We also expect excellent command of English in writing and speaking.

The PhD students are expected to conduct independent research and to write a doctoral thesis. The succesful candidates will be supervised by a senior scholar at the BGTS, depending on the proposal. Applicants should also familiarise themselves with the
research interests of BGTS faculty members and indicate one or several potential supervisors in their application.
Required documents
• Master’s degree, qualifying for PhD studies in the social sciences, history, economics, law, or area studies;
• proof of C1-level English language skills or the equivalent;


• most recent CV;
• letter of motivation (600 words maximum);
• research proposal (5,000 words maximum) with a timeline for your project;
• two letters of reference from professors at universities or research institutions.

Please check https://www.scripts-berlin.eu for further details and the link to the online application platform.

For further information, please contact: Herr Daniel Kanj (birt@scripts-berlin.eu / 03083857052).

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Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Politik- und Sozialwissenschaften

Otto-Suhr-Institut für Politikwissenschaft

Please check https://www.scripts-berlin.eu for the link to the online application platform.

Herrn Prof. Dr. Thomas Risse

Ihnestr. 22

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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