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[ecrea] Call for 10 PhD positions at the University of Muenster

Tue Oct 18 10:15:13 GMT 2011


The Research Training Group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World", funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), invites applications for

10 THREE-YEAR PhD POSITIONS (65% TV-L E13, 100% TV-L E13 in exceptional cases),

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beginning in April 2012.

Further information concerning the Research Training Group's research and study programme is available at <>. The website also offers information on possible PhD projects as well as on the researchers involved in the programme.


Applicants should display an academic profile according to the research programme (preferably through a degree in one of the above mentioned subjects), and further be accustomed with empirical survey and analytical methods. On the basis of a transcript of records as well as a letter of motivation the candidate should underline his or her ability to conduct in-depth research related to the programme's fields of research.

Full applications should include the following.

Letter of motivation providing insight into the candidate's theoretical and methodical skills (in particular with regard to the research programme), his or her personal and academic goals and an evaluation of his/her personal motives to join the Research Training Group

A research proposal (3-5 pages) outlining the planned research project. This can include one of the projects described on the website or a proposal of your own, which is developed within the analytical framework of the research programme

Your two favoured supervisors

Curriculum vitae in table format

Transcript of records

University certificate(s), certificates stating further qualifications, internships, etc.

The University of Muenster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to raise the ratio of women scientists in academic positions. Consequently, we actively encourage applications from suitably-qualified women who will be treated preferentially. The same applies to suitable applicants with disabilities. The Research Training Group is a family-friendly institution and supports reconciliation of work and family life.

Applications in German should be addressed to the speaker of the Research Training Group, Prof. Dr. Bernd Blöbaum, by post and by e-mail no later than December 1^st 2011.

Prof. Dr. Bernd Blöbaum

Department of Communication

Bispinghof 9-14

48143 Muenster


(bloebaum /at/ <mailto:(bloebaum /at/>

Informal enquiries can be made to Stephan Völlmicke (Tel. +49 251 83-21246; Mail: (voellmik /at/ <mailto:(voellmik /at/>), coordinator of the Research Training Group.

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