The University of Regensburg, home to 21,000 students, is an innovative and interdisciplinary campus university offering young people from Germany and abroad a wide range of research activities and courses. As part of the academic focus on Eastern and South-Eastern Europe, a team has been formed to examine corruption and related phenomena from an interdisciplinary perspective. The central question addressed in the research project is how the understanding and the combating of corruption have developed since the 19th century in two neighbouring, but historically distinct areas of South-Eastern Europe. There are three positions to be filled, commencing February 1, 2020.
They look for a Research Associate (Postgraduate, m/w, 25 Hours per week) in the DFG project „From Informality to Corruption (1817-2018): Serbia and Croatia in Comparison.“ Fixed-term contract until January 31, 2023. The remuneration is based on TV-L E 13.
There are three positions in the following subprojects:
- Historical Subproject 1) Corruption in Serbia and Croatia in the „short“ 20th century, 1914–1989; Project Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Klaus Buchenau, Chair of Southeast and East European History (BU 2337 / 5-1).
- Business Subproject 2) Corruption in Serbia and Croatia since 1990; Project Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Thomas Steger, Chair of Business Administration/Leadership and Organization (STE 1088 / 6-1).
- Linguistic Subproject 3) The historical semantics of INFORMALITY—empirical studies on the patterns of word usage in Serbian and Croatian press texts 1919–2018; Project Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Björn Hansen, Department of Slavonic Studies (HA 2659 / 11-1).
Deadline: 1stNovember of 2019.