International Georg Arnhold VISITING RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIP PROGRAM on “Education for Sustainable Peace”

This Visiting Research Professorship aims at promoting research into education for sustainable peace with particular focus on educational media. The appointment is for three to six months per year and offers distinguished scholars from various disciplines (e.g. from the humanities, political and social sciences, education sciences or law) the opportunity to conduct research projects and/or finish major publications in a stimulating research environment without teaching or administrative obligations. The visiting professor is however expected to participate in a one-week international summer school for young scholars and to develop the concept for an international symposium to be held at the end of the visiting professor’s stay. The organization of both activities will be carried out by the program’s coordinator at the GEI.

Applicants must demonstrate outstanding professional achievement in their fields and should hold a PhD in a relevant discipline. Individuals with extensive high-level international experience in government or non-governmental organizations may also apply. Applicants should demonstrate interest in interdisciplinary studies, commitment to and respect for open dialogue on potentially polarizing issues, and a willingness to engage with a variety of academic and non-academic groups including political stakeholders.

The professorship includes a stipend of up to 6.500 Euro per month (paid as a lump sum to cover all costs for the stay at the GEI and travel within Germany), round trip airfare to Germany, as well as research and administrative assistance.

Applications should include a cover letter briefly citing evidence of the quality of the candidate's scholarship and expertise; a description of the research project/the book the candidate wants to work on; a full CV including a list of publications, and the names and full contact information of two professional references.

Application materials must be received by December 15, 2012 to be considered for the 2013/14 program. Electronic submissions are required. Please submit applications with the subject keyword “Arnhold-Professorship” to bewerbung@gei.de.

For further information please contact Markus Weißhaupt (weisshaupt@gei.de / Tel.: +49(0)531-590 99 49).

The Georg Eckert Institute in Braunschweig/Germany is an academic center that conducts, integrates and supports research on educational media in its political, social, and educational contexts. It offers an outstanding collection of international school textbooks for history, geography and social sciences, as well as religion and serves as an advisor and mediator in textbook issues.