Doctoral Research Fellows (Junior Research Group)
The Junior Research Group “Canon Law, Moral Theology and Conflict Resolution in the Early Modern Period” within the LOEWE Research Focus “Extrajudicial and Judicial Conflict Resolution” (Frankfurt am Main) is seeking to employ, to start 01.08.2012, four Doctoral Research Fellows (E 13/2 TVöD-Bund) settled at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History, for a limited period to 31.12.2014.
The members of the Junior Research Group will be expected to collaborate with the other participants in the LOEWE Research Focus, which is a joint, interdisciplinary research project supported by the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University, the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History and the University of Applied Sciences in Frankfurt am Main. The LOEWE Project is funded as part of the State of Hessen’s Offensive for the Development of Scientific and Economic Excellence. You will find more information on the LOEWE Research Focus on www.konfliktloesung.eu. It pursues the interdisciplinary and international analysis of conflicts and conflict resolution from a comparative, historical, and contemporary perspective.
Junior Research Group Project:
The Junior Research Group aims to investigate the role played by canonists and theologians in the resolution of conflicts in the early modern age (ca. 1450-1650). The involvement of the Catholic Church in legal affairs, in the regulation of business and in dispute settlement will be examined from various perspectives: jurisprudence, court practice and ethnology. The actual PhD project that successful applicants end up doing will be worked out in dialogue between the doctoral fellow and the junior research group leader. Particularly welcomed are projects on the northern European roots of the so-called School of Salamanca (e.g. Conrad Summenhart), on the use of the legal teachings of the Catholic theologians in practice (e.g. the Jesuit colonies in South America), on the relationship between forum internum and forum externum (e.g. within the Church’s own jurisdiction or regarding the influence of penitential literature on the decisions of the English Court of Chancery). However, candidates are invited to submit any research proposal that fits into the main theme of the Junior Research Group “Canon Law, Moral Theology and Conflict Resolution in the Early Modern Period”.
Job Requirements and Role:
The applicant will hold a master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent qualification in Law, History, Theology, Philology, Philosophy, Anthropology or a related discipline.
Reading knowledge of Latin is required. The Doctoral Fellow will develop his/her own research project under the supervision of the Junior Research Group Leader. He/she is an independent scholar eager to work in an international and interdisciplinary environment. Willingness to collaborate with the other members of the Junior Research Group and the other participants in the LOEWE-Project is essential. We offer a stimulating environment for high quality research, a large support team and career development services. Frankfurt am Main is a top place to live with around 800,000 people choosing to make their home there.
The LOEWE Research Focus "Extrajudicial and Judicial Conflict Resolution" attempts to employ a balanced proportion of female staff. We therefore particularly encourage women to apply.
Furthermore, the LOEWE Research Focus "Extrajudicial and Judicial Conflict Resolution" makes efforts to employ severely disabled people. We explicitly hope to receive applications from the severely disabled.
Please send the electronic version of your application to firstname.lastname@example.org, by 01.04.2012.