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Germany : 10 doctoral positions and 6 doctoral scholarships-Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS)

Important description
The Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) invites applications for up to
10 doctoral positions and 6 doctoral scholarships.
These positions are available from April 1st 2013 for three years (subject to satisfactory progress reviews after 12 and 24 months).
BAGSS is funded by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) as part of the German Excellence Initiative from November 2012 until October 2017. Research at the Graduate School will be conducted in four broad, interdisciplinary fields:
education, personal development and learning from early childhood to adulthood
education and social inequality across the life course
human capital, labour markets and demographic structures and their impact on social inequality in modern societies
governance, institutional change and political behaviour.
Qualifications and requirements:
We are inviting applications from highly qualified graduates from the fields of Sociology, Psychology, Educational Science, Political Science, Economics, Demography, and Statistics. Qualified graduates of related subjects with a strong Social Science background are also encouraged to apply. Candidates must hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion. Successful applicants will be required to take up their residence in Bamberg, a city noted for its very high quality of life.
For further information see http://www.uni-bamberg.de/bagss .
Remuneration for the doctoral positions is based on Grade E 13 TV-L (50%) of the German Public Service Salary Scale. There is a teaching obligation of two hours per week for one semester.
Holders of the doctoral scholarships receive a basic monthly stipend of 1,365 Euro, plus family allowances and child-care expenses in accordance with DFG guidelines where applicable.
The Graduate School is committed to diversity, equal opportunity and the compatibility of family and career. It therefore explicitly encourages applications from women. As an international research institution, the School particularly welcomes applications from abroad. Applicants with disabilities possessing essentially equivalent qualifications will receive preferential consideration.

Eligibility and other criteria
Candidates must hold a Master's degree (or equivalent) in one of the aforementioned subjects or be very close to completion.

Application deadline
*19 December 2012

Additional information, and important URL

For further information about the application process and the documents you will be expected to supply, please visit our website at http://www.uni-bamberg.de/en/bagss/admissions/ .

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