Goethe University, Frankfurt Calls for Applications into Post-doctoral Fellowships

Call For Papers, Nominations etc.

Goethe University, Frankfurt, Germany is calling for applications into Post-doctoral Fellowships at its Justitia Centre for Advanced Studies.

The Centre seeks to appoint up to three post-doctoral fellows in political theory/political philosophy for the 2023/2024 academic year. The Centre is funded by the Alfons and Gertrud Kassel-Stiftung and directed by Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst at the University of Frankfurt.

The Fellows will be hosted at its Institute for Advanced Studies in Bad Homburg (near Frankfurt) and will be part of the Frankfurt academic community, especially of the Normative Orders Research Network and of the Research Initiative “ConTrust”.

Eligibility criteria

  • Candidates should have completed a doctorate in political theory/political philosophy 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, especially questions of justice, democracy and trust.

Mode of Application

Interested applicants are to send a 2–3-page research project, CV and two letters of reference in one PDF Document to Prof. Dr. Rainer Forst via


  • The reference letters may also be sent directly from the referees.
  • All applications are to be made in English.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Duration and Starting Date: 10 Months, starting on October 1, 2023

Conditions of Award

The Justitia Centre for Advanced Studies Post-doctoral Fellowships offers a grant of 2400€/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 return trip (to a maximum of 2000 €) from the fellows’ home town to Frankfurt and a mission allowance of 2,000€/year.

Health insurance and accommodation expenses are not included in the package, although assistance in purchasing 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 at their own cost. Fellows who wish to live in Frankfurt will receive some assistance in finding suitable accommodation.

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 weekly research seminar at Normative Orders in Frankfurt.

Fellows are expected to reside in Frankfurt (or Bad Homburg) for the whole duration of their stay.

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