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Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme

The Fellowship Programmes of the DFG-funded Centre for Advanced Studies "Justitia Amplificata“ end in September 2020. However, Rainer Forst established a forum for political theorists and philosophers at his chair, which is largely equivalent to the previous Postdoctoral Fellowship Programme. If you are interested, please refer to the announcements on the website of his chair.


Post-doctoral Fellowships

Political Theory / Political Philosophy

University of Frankfurt /Free University of Berlin _ Centre for Advanced Studies "Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice _ Applied and Global"

Duration and Starting Date: 12 Months, starting on either September 1st or October 1st 2019, according to the fellows' convenience.

The Centre for Advanced Studies "Justitia Amplificata: Rethinking Justice _ Appplied and Global", funded by the German Research Council (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) and located at the University of Frankfurt with a branch at the Free University of Berlin is seeking to appoint three post-doctoral fellows in political theory/political philosophy for the academic year 2019/2020. The Fellows will be hosted by Frankfurt University at its Institute for Advanced Studies in Bad Homburg (near Frankfurt) and will be part of the Frankfurt academic community. They are invited to spend a certain period of time at the Free University Berlin for a research stay, details to be arranged.

Applicants are required to have completed all their PhD requirements (including exams) by the beginning of their fellowship and should have proven potential to conduct and publish research at an international level. Candidates' research should fall within the Centre's areas of focus, namely global justice and applied theories of justice.

Please send your application in English IN ONE PDF DOCUMENT (a 2-3 page research project, CV, writing sample of preferably not more than 7,000 words [can be an excerpt], and two letters of reference (and no more than two) to the Directors of the Centre, Rainer Forst and Stefan Gosepath. The two letters of reference may also be sent directly from the referees. Please use this address:

Closing date is March 1, 2019.

For further information regarding the Centre, its members, and its activities, please see our website:

Justitia Amplificata Post-doc Fellowships: Conditions of Award

We offer a grant of 2300€/month. The grant is tax-free in accordance with the provisions of paragraph 3 no. 44 EStG (German Income Tax Act).

Additional benefits include a round trip ticket; a household allowance of 300€/month for accompanying partners (if the partner’s income is not higher than 1,250€/month) and a dependents’ allowance of 300€/month for each dependent child. Health insurance and accommodation expenses are not included in the package, although assistance in purchasing a suitable German health insurance will be provided.

Fellows will be provided with office space at the University’s Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Bad Homburg (Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften). Fellows who wish to live at the Institute will be offered the opportunity to rent one of the Institute’s flats (for more information, see: Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften).

Fellows will be expected to take an active part in the Centre’s activities and workshops, and to present their ongoing research to the members of the Centre in its research seminar. If budget and time allow it, fellows might have the opportunity to actively cooperate in some of the Centre’s research activities, including the organization of workshops and conferences.

Links to the profiles of current Justitia Amplificata Postdoctoral Fellows can be found on the left.