Vacant Positions: Visiting Fellows (Sinology)

Erlangen, Germany

Deadline: 15th Jan 2014


Postdoctoral and Senior Fellowships at IKGF “Fate, Freedom and Prognostication” (University Erlangen-Nuremberg)

The International Consortium for Research in the Humanities “Fate, Freedom, and Prognostication. Strategies of Coping with the Future in East Asia and Europe” at the Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg invites applications for fellowships. We primarily invite scholars from the broader field of Sinology who are working on issues related to our research focus “Fate, Freedom and Prognostication” and preferably those who are open to a comparative approach in an Asian-European perspective. A project description may be downloaded at Research > General Outline (External Link).
The project will run until 2015 and will cover the following research phases:

Phase 1: Philosophy and Intellectual History, Sacrality, Authorities, Places
Phase 2: Divination and Rationality, Elites and Counsel to Rulers
Phase 3: Modernity, Historical Thought.

We offer an inspiring research atmosphere in an interdisciplinary and international environment. Salary is competitive and offers the possibility to substitute the fellow at his or her home institution. The consortium also encourages and funds its members to organise workshops and conferences in their field of expertise at the institution itself. Fellowships at the Consortium comprise a period of twelve months. Exceptionally they can be shortened to not less than six months. The Consortium assists visiting scholars with the relocation process. We might postpone your research stay in order to locate it in an appropriate research phase for supporting exchange among visiting scholars of the same research focus.

The consortium also encourages scholars from fields beyond the leading discipline Sinology to apply. We welcome scholars from broader research fields namely, East and South Asian Studies, Philosophy, History of Thought, History of Science, Social History, History of European Early Modern Times, Religious Studies, Ethnology or Literary Studies. Visiting scholars must hold a PhD degree and have outstanding expertise in the focus of the research project. We expect your presence at the consortium during your research stay and your in the consortium’s activities together with substantial research results in the form of publications.

To apply for this fellowship, candidates are requested to send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, publication list, copies of certificates (PhD), and a research proposal (up to 1000 words) together with the names and addresses of two referees. Applications may be submitted by post or via email.

The consortium is an international institution and the main language spoken at the colloquium is English. Knowledge of German is not required, however it can be an advantage. Candidates of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. The consortium is an equal opportunity employer.

The consortium is reviewing applications three times per year. The respective deadlines are January 15th, April 15th and September 15th. Up to 10 international scholars may conduct research at the consortium at any one time.

For questions concerning the research project and for further information regarding this opportunity please contact Dr. Esther-Maria Guggenmos at or the Director, Professor Dr. Michael Lackner at

Please send your application by post or via e-mail to:

Professor Dr. Michael Lackner, Director
International Consortium for Research in the Humanities
Ulrich-Schalk Strasse 3a
91056 Erlangen



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