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Postdoc-Stelle an der BGSMCS

Bewerben Sie sich bis 21. November 2022 für eine PostDoc-Stelle an der BGSMCS

News vom 11.10.2022

We are very pleased to advertise a Postdoctoral Position sponsored by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation!

Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften - Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies

Research assistant (m/f/d) full-time job limited to 2 years
Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU, reference code: BGSMCS research fellow

Application Deadline: 21.11.2022

The Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies investigates the plurality, changeability, and global connectedness of Muslim cultures and societies. The area of study includes Muslim societies in the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, as well as Muslim communities in Europe and North America. Our researchers examine, in a systematic and comparative way, concepts, practices, and institutions variously understood as Islamic.

Job descritpion:
BGSMCS is seeking to appoint a postdoctoral fellow for two years. We are interested in attracting outstanding postdoctoral researchers who are engaged in research projects relevant to our research focus “Dealing with Diversity in Islam”. We expect the fellow to participate in our academic life, to give presentations on their research, and to teach one workshop per semester at the Graduate School on methodological and theoretical issues relevant to our doctoral fellows.
The successful applicant will be employed on salary scale (Entgeltgruppe) TV-L13. Berlin is an attractive location for families, as childcare and schooling is free of charge. Successful applicants are required to take residence in Berlin throughout their employment at Freie Universität Berlin.

The call is open for recent postdocs (not more than four years after award of the doctoral degree) in the humanities and the social sciences.
Applicants need to provide the following documents/information when applying:

  • A brief cover letter (1 page)
  • PhD certificate
  • CV, including complete list of publications
  • Description of the research project (max. 3 pages)
  • Proposal for a workshop on methodological and theoretical issues relevant to doctoral fellows at the Graduate School 
  • Names of 2 referees


  • Research projects situated in one of the disciplines of the Graduate School: Arabic Studies; Asian and African Studies; Central Asian Studies; History; History of Islamic Art; Human Geography; Islamic Studies; Political Science; Semitic Studies; Social and Cultural Anthropology; South and Southeast Asian Studies; South East European History.
  • Excellent command of English in both writing and speaking
  • Very good knowledge of one of the regional contexts of the Graduate School
  • Command of a further language relevant to the project
  • Proven experience with empirical research and research methods
  • Proven track record of publications

Further information:

Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Frau Prof. Dr. Isabel Toral-Niehoff: office@bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de or postal to


Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Ostasien und Vorderer Orient
Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
Frau Prof. Dr. Isabel Toral-Niehoff
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

With an electronic application, you acknowledge that FU Berlin saves and processes your data. FU Berlin cannot guarantee the security of your personal data if you send your application over an unencrypted connection.

Weitere Informationen

For further information please send an email to application@bgsmcs.fu-berlin.de

Freie Universität Berlin
Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies
Hittorfstr. 18
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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