Bourses doctorales – Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich

Bourses doctorales
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU), Munich

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is one of the leading European universities, with a tradition reaching back more than 500 years. In 2012, the university established the Munich Graduate School for Ancient Studies ‘Distant Worlds’ with the funding of the German Excellence Initiative.

The Graduate School is an interdisciplinary research network that brings together LMU and research institutions in Munich to provide an optimal environment for disciplinary research and the promotion of junior academics in the field of ancient studies. As part of its doctoral study and postdoctoral training programme, the Graduate School combines research from a broad spectrum of disciplines within the field of ancient studies.

 The Graduate School invites applications for the following positions:

10 Doctoral Positions
Salary grade 13 TV-L / 65%
The starting date is 1 April 2016.

The positions are limited until 31 October 2017; the possibility of applying for a one-year extension is currently under consideration and will be decided as of 2016. Each of the positions will be integrated into a junior research group.


In order to qualify for application, candidates must have completed a four-year MA degree (or the equivalent), including a written thesis, in the field of ancient studies with outstanding results. Applicants will need to submit a dissertation proposal. They should demonstrate their openness towards working in an interdisciplinary context as well as an interest in basic theoretical questions.

The School offers the scope for individual academic development and an inspiring research environment.

Applicants with disabilities who possess essentially equal qualifications will be given preference. LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

For details and further information on the Graduate School ‘Distant Worlds’:

Please submit your complete application in German or English citing the reference number DW-Doc/16-1_your_name at the latest by 25 January 2016 exclusively via email to:

For further questions regarding the doctoral positions, please send an e-mail to Ms Anna Waldschütz at