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Research Training Program 2279 “Configurations of Film” offers a position of a


Post-Doc (all gender welcome) 

(E13 TV-G-U) 


starting December 1st 2021. The position is limited until June 30th 2026. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe-University (TV-G-U). 


Profile: Applicants should hold a Ph.D. in film studies or media studies or in a related field. 

Excellent written and spoken command of English is required. Applicants whose first language is not German must demonstrate proficiency in German (CEF C1). 


Tasks: The Post-Doc scholars will pursue their own research related to the program’s research areas. They will oversee working groups with the Ph.D. candidates and will be involved in the planning and realization of the group’s study program. 


The work in the Research Training Group necessitates a residency in Frankfurt. 

A presence on location is essential to the work in this research collaborative. 

Applications should include a letter of motivation, CV, copies of degrees and diplomas, a two- to three-pages abstract of the current research project, and a bibliography. The abstract should identify the relation of the project to the research areas of the program. It should also include information about the current status of the project and a time frame. 


International scholars are strongly encouraged to apply. 

We are committed to promoting the careers of underrepresented applicants. Women, individuals with disabilities, as well as applicants of underrepresented sexual orientations, socioeconomic classes and minority groups are especially encouraged to apply. 

Applications should be submitted electronically (in PDF form) to by September 30th, 2021. Applications should be addressed to the director of the program, Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Hediger