Reference number 111/2023 PhD Position Religion in Turkey/Alevi Studies (50% E13 TV-L)
Founded in 1409, Leipzig University is one of Germany’s largest universities and a leader in research and medical training. With around 30,000 students and more than 5000 members of staff across 14 faculties, it is at the heart of the vibrant and outward-looking city of Leipzig. Leipzig University offers an innovative and international working environment as well as an exciting range of career opportunities in research, teaching, knowledge and technology transfer, infrastructure and administration.
The position, offered from July 1, 2023, is tied to the Professorship in Modern Turkish Studies at the Institute for the Study of Religion, the Faculty of History, Art and Area Studies.
We are looking for a doctoral student with a dissertation project on religion in Turkey, preferably with a historical/cultural studies approach and on a topic related to the field of Alevi Studies. Admission to the Leipzig Graduate School Global and Area Studies is possible.
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