Institute for Advanced Study Berlin is pleased to announce that it has seven postdoctoral fellowships which will commence from 1 October, 2013 to 31 July, 2014. The fellowships are available for international students but candidates from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia are strongly preferred to apply. The fellowships are evaluated on the basis of candidates’ project descriptions. Selected candidates will receive a monthly stipend of € 2,500 plus supplements depending on their personal situation.
Rechtskulturen (‘legal cultures’) is a Berlin-based postdoctoral research program which is designed to explore the law in new and innovative ways. We intend to create a space of reflection and communication where fundamental and salient questions of the law and its context(s) can be re-negotiated from a variety of disciplinary and regional perspectives, and re-connected with jurisprudence and legal methodology. The program Rechtskulturen is directed by Susanne Baer (Bundesverfassungsgericht/ Humboldt-Universität), Christoph Möllers (Humboldt-Universität/Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin) and Alexandra Kemmerer (Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin), and is supported by an international group of scholars.
-Applicants should be at the postdoctoral level and should have obtained their doctorate within the last five years before their application to the program. We welcome candidates with various disciplinary backgrounds, such as the field of legal studies, sociology, political science, philosophy, history, anthropology, theology, and area studies, representing a broad range of diverse approaches to the law, including gender studies, comparative research, law & literature, critical legal studies, administrative sciences, transitional justice, postcolonial theory, and legal philosophy and theory. In particular, we encourage applicants with a firm disciplinary background in law to engage in reflexive and transdisciplinary research. We encourage and welcome applications from all regions of the world. Especially candidates from Latin America, the Middle East, Africa and Asia are strongly encouraged to apply.