Post-doc Position, International Graduate Research Program Berlin - New York - Toronto
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The DFG-sponsored International Graduate Research Program (IGK 1705/1) “The World in the City: Metropolitanism and Globalization from the Nineteenth Century to the Present”is now accepting applications for the following position during its first phase, beginning May 1, 2013:
1 Post-doc Position
(salary determined by qualifications TV-L E 13/14, full time, two years)
Metropoles have always been spaces of encounter that have been characterized by dense, heterogeneous populations, central economic and political functions, as well as by an abundance of material and cultural resources. Cities on every continent serve as transportation hubs and institutional centers, which encourages new forms of consumption and cultural diversity, but they also foster social inequalities and practices of inclusion and exclusion. Moreover, they amplify ecological problems. The development of the modern metropoles has always gone hand in hand with the processes of globalization. In other words, without global networks there would be no metropoles and without metropoles there would be no globalization.
Our graduate research program investigates the globality of metropolitan regions through the specific connections these areas have forged with other parts of the world. Based on the hypothesis that metropolitanism grows out of the diversity of transnational urban networks, we hope to analyze not only the internal transformations, but the external relationships (both imperial and post-colonial) that have shaped metropolitan growth from the nineteenth century until today. We are particularly interested in the reciprocity between Western and non-Western cities. Our program covers the following four research fields: architecture and urban planning, migration and mobility, knowledge transfer and communication, and environment and sustainability. Please find further information on these topics and the content of the graduate research program under “DFG Graduate Research Program 2012-2015” at: www.metropolitanstudies.de.
This international graduate research program consists of a unique collaboration among nine universities in Berlin, New York, and Toronto. The program is based at the Center for Metropolitan Studies at the TU Berlin. The other associated universities are Humboldt Universität Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Columbia University, City University of New York, Fordham University, New York University, University of Toronto, and York University. The graduate program entails joint annual conferences, workshops, and other forms of academic exchanges between the professors and fellows from Berlin, New York, and Toronto. In addition, each fellow has the opportunity to spend a few months at one of our partner universities in order to get acquainted with other academic systems.
The program is interdisciplinary, but we place a special emphasis on history. Candidates in the humanities, cultural studies, or social sciences with a focus on urban studies as well as candidates in related fields such as architecture, landscape architecture, and city and regional planning are welcome to apply.
Eligibility Requirements: Applicants must have successfully completed their PhD at the time of application. The program languages are English and German. Applicants must also be proficient in any other languages necessary for their proposed research projects.
Application Materials: Letter of Intent (max. 1 page), 5-8 pages Research Proposal with Timeline, CV, two confidential Letters of Recommendation, Transcripts, Proof of Language Proficiency.
Application Deadline: December 31, 2012.
Please sent applications in one single pdf-document via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Technische Universität Berlin (TU) is proud to bear the certification of “Audit family friendly university.” The TU is an equal opportunity employer. Women are especially encouraged to apply. The positions are appropriate for the disabled. Applications by disabled candidates with equal academic qualifications will be prioritized.
Coordinator International Graduate Research Program Berlin - New York - Toronto
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Cultural History / Studies
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East Asian History / Studies
Environmental History / Studies
Ethnic History / Studies
European History / Studies
Film and Film History
German History / Studies
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Immigration History / Studies
Latin American and Caribbean History / Studies
Maritime History / Studies
Nationalism History / Studies
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South Asian History / Studies
Urban Design and Planning
Urban History / Studies
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