Fellowships and Jobs

The Käte Hamburger Kolleg „Einheit und Vielfalt im Recht“ (EViR, ‘Legal Unity and Pluralism‘) at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is inviting applications for digital fellowships (up to 5 months from June-October 2021).

We invite (legal) historians, scholars of applied law, ethnology, sociology, theology, literary studies as well as Jewish and Islamic studies. The fellows’ projects should exhibit clear relevance for both the general aims of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg as well as the annual theme 2021/22: ‘Exceptions and Plurality’.

For further information see: www.evir-muenster.de

Your Time at the Kolleg:
During your time as a fellow, the Kolleg will operate digitally and remotely. You are expected to be an active participant in the activities and events hosted by the Kolleg. You will be given the opportunity to present your project in a Fellow-Lecture at the beginning of your fellowship. At the end of your tenure, your research findings should be presented in another paper and published as a journal article or a comparable publication.
In Münster, we offer an inspiring research atmosphere in an interdisciplinary and international setting with many opportunities for collaboration and intellectual exchange with scholars at the Kolleg. You are also encouraged to contribute to the events programme of the Kolleg by proposing a workshop that can be organised in cooperation with our team either during or after your fellowship. However, the central aim of the fellowship is to give you sufficient time to focus on your research topic.
Duration:
We encourage applications for fellowships of up to five months. In principle, it is possible to hold a regular fellowship immediately following the digital fellowship as long as the combined time as a fellow does not exceed 12 months.

STIPEND
The stipend for the digital fellowships is €3.200. Stipends can only be paid if you are released from any other obligations during your tenure.

How to Apply
Prospective fellows must have completed their doctoral studies and possess exceptional expertise in in the research field of the Kolleg.
Please email your application including the following documents as a .pdf to info.evir@uni-muenster.de until 30.04.2021. Regular fellowships (that allow you to be present in Münster) will be advertised simultaneously and will be repeated every six months.
Your application must include the following documents:

Project Proposal – c. 1000 words
The proposal should outline the proposed research project and demonstrate the relevance to the Käte Hamburger Kolleg ‘Legal Unity and Pluralism‘ as well as the annual theme ‘Exceptions and Plurality’. It should also show the project’s relevance and contribution to current academic debates and identify the intended aims of the successful fellowship.

Work Schedule C. 500 Words
The work schedule should convey a rough idea of how the fellow intends to organise their time at the Kolleg.

Curriculum Vitae
A CV of no more than four pages
Contact:
Please contact us with further queries at info.evir@uni-muenster.de
The Käte Hamburger Kolleg „Einheit und Vielfalt im Recht“ (EViR, ‘Legal Unity and Pluralism‘) at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster is inviting applications for fellowships (6-12 months).
We invite (legal) historians, scholars of applied law, ethnology, sociology, theology, literary studies as well as Jewish and Islamic studies. The fellows’ projects should exhibit clear relevance for both the general aims of the Käte Hamburger Kolleg as well as the respective annual themes. These themes are:
  • 2021/22: Exceptions and Plurality.
  • 2022/23: Modes of Standardisation.
  • 2023/24: Causes of Plurality.
  • 2024/25: Dynamism and Stability.
For further information see: www.evir-muenster.de
Your Time at the Kolleg:
During your time as a fellow you are expected to be an active participant in the activities and events hosted by the Kolleg. You will be given the opportunity to present your project in a Fellow-Lecture at the beginning of your fellowship. At the end of your tenure, your research findings should be presented in another paper and published as a journal article or a comparable publication.
In Münster, we offer an inspiring research atmosphere in an interdisciplinary and international setting with many opportunities for collaboration and intellectual exchange with scholars at the Kolleg. You are also encouraged to contribute to the events programme of the Kolleg by proposing a workshop that can be organised in cooperation with our team either during or after your fellowship. However, the central aim of the fellowship is to give you sufficient time to focus on your research topic.
Duration:
We encourage applications for 6-12 month fellowships. The commencement as well as the actual duration of the fellowship will be discussed with the successful applicant. Please state when you plan to stay in Münster in your application. We will repeat the call for applications every six months but we are able to accept applications for fellowships up to 2025.
STIPEND
The stipend is competitive and offers the possibility for a buy-out. The Kolleg covers travel costs to and from Münster. We will provide a fully furnished office and organisational help with visa applications and finding accommodation.
How to Apply
Prospective fellows must have completed their doctoral studies and possess exceptional expertise in the research field of the Kolleg.
Please email your application including the following documents as a .pdf to info.evir@uni-muenster.de until 30.04.2021.
Further Fellowships will be advertised every six months.
Your application must include the following documents:

Project Proposal – c. 1000 words
The proposal should outline the proposed research project and demonstrate the relevance to the Käte Hamburger Kolleg ‘Legal Unity and Pluralism‘ as well as the respective annual theme. It should also show the project’s relevance and contribution to current academic debates and identify the intended aims of the successful fellowship.

Work Schedule – C. 500 Words
The work schedule should convey a rough idea of how the fellow intends to organise their time at the Kolleg.

Curriculum Vitae
A CV of no more than four pages
Contact:
Please contact us with further queries at info.evir@uni-muenster.de.

The next fellowship postings will be in September 2021!