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2-Year Postdoc Research Associates, Migration, Diaspora & Citizenship (Uni Münster, CoFund)

11.06.2024, by Media Account

Deadline: 19, July 2024

Universität Münster
Universität Münster

2-Year Postdoc Research Associates, Migration, Diaspora & Citizenship (Uni Münster, CoFund)

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43,000 students and 8,000 employees in teaching, research and administration, all working together to shape perspectives for the future – that is the University of Münster. Embedded in the vibrant atmosphere of Münster with its high standard of living, the University’s diverse research profile and attractive study programmes draw students and researchers throughout Germany and from around the world.

Our globalized world is shaped by international mass migration. In the twenty-first century, the forces behind population movements are stronger than ever and migration is itself a key driver of social, cultural, and political change, including, above all, the proliferation of diaspora communities and new modes of citizenship. By focusing on these interconnected phenomena, the COFUND Postdoctoral Programme “Migration, Diaspora, Citizenship” opens up research opportunities for postdoctoral scholars and artists with a wide range of academic interests and backgrounds, who will become part of an innovative international, interdisciplinary and intersectoral ‘network of networks’ based at the University of Münster, Germany.

Background: From 2025 to 2029, the University of Münster will host fellows who will join the COFUND Postdoctoral Programme "Migration, Diaspora, Citizenship" (MDC). Each fellow will have the opportunity to pursue an individual research project, (co-)organise workshops and guest lectures, improve their research and transferable skills, and expand their international, interdisciplinary, and intersectoral networks. The postdoc fellows will collaborate with senior scholars and researchers from pertinent disciplines and departments at the University of Münster (e.g., Social Sciences, Psychology, Literature, Economics, or Law).

The COFUND fellowship programme “Migration, Diaspora, Citizenship” at the University of Münster is seeking to fill three positions as

Postdoctoral Research Associates
(EU Forscher:in, salary level E 13 TV-L, 100%)
to commence on 1 May 2025. We are offering the three fixed-term full-time positions until 30 April 2027.

Your tasks:
• Establish your research with your individual project on “Migration, Diaspora, Citizenship”
• Collaborate with international experts in the field
• Actively engage in COFUND activities such as interdisciplinary exchanges and networking opportunities
• Co-organise events
• Publish your results and communicate your knowledge to the public
• Participate in the MDC Training Programme (e. g., colloquium; lecture series; workshops; courses on citizen science, management, ‘idea mining,’ among others)

Our expectations:
• A completed PhD in one of COFUND’s research areas is required (i.e., in the social sciences or the humanities).
• The successful candidate must comply with the MSCA Mobility Rule (beneficiaries may not have lived or worked in the host institution’s country for more than 12 months in the 36 months prior to the submission deadline).
• Good command of written and spoken English is necessary.
• Additional eligibility criteria for postdoc fellows also require
o less than six years of research experience after PhD needed
o publication of one monograph or three major articles before application for fellowship,
o project experience, and
o membership in national and international networks.

Advantages for you:
• International research community and excellent career development opportunities
• Opportunities to go on secondments to a global network of partners with a wide range of academic and non-academic profiles
• Working at an educational institution that is deeply committed to offering occupational training and continuing education opportunities tailored to your individual needs:

Application documents:
Application documents should contain
• Contact information, CV, a copy of your PhD certificate
• Names of two referees
• Mobility statement (in conformity with MSCA mobility rule)
• List of publications
• Project description (working title; 3 key words; 300-word summary; 2,000-word detailed project description; plans for research, dissemination, workshop organisation, and secondments; statement on previous collaborative projects; ethical issues form, self-assessment and strategy)

Please note that the other network partners will also be involved in the selection process and that your documents will be passed on to the other members of the MDC network in this context.

The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions. Part-time options are generally available.

We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.

If you have any questions, please contact Ms Lina Stücker (

Are you interested? Then we look forward to receiving your application by 19 July 2024 via our online application: Please note that we cannot consider other application formats.

For further information on the programme, the application, and the fellowships, please see our MDC website: