Thursday, February 6, 2014

Doctoral Positions - MIMESIS Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts

Applications for Doctoral Positions - MIMESIS Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts

MIMESIS, Munich Doctoral Program for Literature and the Arts at LMU Munich funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria offers 5 doctoral positions starting 1 October 2014 (Deadline for application: 15 March 2014).
The International Doctoral Program (IDP) MIMESIS is dedicated to innovative doctoral research in the fields of literature and the arts, with special emphasis on historical, theoretical and transdisciplinary perspectives. It will enable cooperation between research projects in literature, theatre, performance, music, film studies, architecture and the visual arts, offering both a forum and a framework in which interests drawn from any one of these areas enter into a dialogue with other areas in the wider spectrum of creative engagements. Its research program is framed by the term mimesis, a key concept throughout the history of the arts, right up to the most recent developments in critical and cultural theory. MIMESIS offers a structured program of doctoral study combining seminars, workshops, lecture series and master classes. In addition internships with leading cultural institutions and at partner universities will be integrated into the study program.
The applicants should hold an excellent/above average master's degree or equivalent in literature, art history, theatre or film studies or related subjects. The outline of the research project should make an explicit connection to the research profile of the program (i.e. mimesis).
The positions will be granted for 2 years with the possibility of renewal for one more year.
Applicants should be prepared to take up residence in Munich.
German and English are the favoured working languages in the International Doctoral Program. Proficiency in both languages is required.
The application must be submitted online using the application tool. With this tool you can upload all the required documents as pdf or jpeg file online.
Required application documents:
  • completed online application form
  • cover letter, giving the reasons for applying
  • curriculum vitae
  • sample of academic work (e.g. a chapter of a Master’s thesis, at the most 6,000-8,000 words)
  • outline of dissertation project (at the most 3,500-4,000 words), work plan and time schedule for the completion of the research project
  • copies of all academic degrees acquired, university transcript (certificates in other languages than German, English, Spanish, French or Italian have to be handed in with a certified translation)
  • two references (preferably university professors)
For further details on the required application documents please register for the application tool on the website.
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