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The Institute of Theater, Film and Media Studies of the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main offers at the Research Training Group “Configurations of Film” a position as a


Post-Doc position (m/f/d) (E13 TV-G-U)


in the time frame: 01.09.2024 – 30.06.2026. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U).


The Research Training Group “Configurations of Film” funded by the German Research Foundation studies the current transformations of media culture with a focus on moving images in the areas of its usages, its formations and its locations. The program combines historical with theoretical perspectives and analyzes a wide variety of different configurations of films outside and beyond the classical dispositif of cinema.


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; operating languages are English as well as German.


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.


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 March 31,  2024. Applications should be addressed to the director of the program, Prof. Dr. Vinzenz Hediger, Institut für Theater-, Film- und Medienwissenschaft, Norbert-Wollheim-Platz 1, 60323 Frankfurt a. M.


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