Call for Applications for the 2016/2017 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Fellowship in Education for Sustainable Peace

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October 1, 2015
Subject Fields: 
Educational Technology, Humanities, Law and Legal History, Political History / Studies, Social Sciences

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research in Braunschweig, Germany, invites applications for the 2016/2017 Georg Arnhold Visiting Research Professorship in Education for Sustainable Peace.

The Visiting Research Professorship aims to promote research on education for sustainable peace. Its focus lies on educational media and curricula at secondary school level in post-conflict or transitional societies. The appointment is for a three- to six-month research stay in Braunschweig and offers distinguished scholars from the humanities, political and social sciences, education sciences or law the opportunity to conduct research projects or to complete major publications without teaching or administrative obligations. The professorship is endowed with a monthly stipend of up to 6,500 euro and round-trip airfare to Germany as well as research and administrative assistance in Braunschweig.

Applicants must demonstrate outstanding professional achievement in their fields, should hold a Ph.D. in a relevant discipline and have excellent knowledge of English. Individuals with extensive high-level international experience in government or non-governmental organizations or in international organizations may also apply. In exceptional cases, the Georg Eckert Institute will consider applications from practitioners who do not hold a Ph.D. but who have at least five years of advanced professional experience in the area of peace education and who can demonstrate that their work and/or research has made an exceptional impact in the field of peace education.

The application should include a cover letter providing evidence of the quality of the candidate’s scholarship and expertise, a description of the research project or book the candidate wishes to work on in Braunschweig should he or she be awarded the Professorship, a full CV, a sample of the applicant’s current scholarly writing (a book chapter or article) and a completed application form. Program information and the application form are available at Please send all application documents, preferably in a single PDF or Word file with the file name corresponding to the applicant’s name (in the following format: Forename Surname) or in individual PDF or Word files named according to this format, to For further information, please contact Martina Schulze ( / Tel.: +49 (0) 531-59099-313). The application deadline is October 1, 2015.

The Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research. Member of the Leibniz Association, located in Braunschweig, Germany, is an academic center of excellence that conducts research on educational media in their political, social, and educational contexts. Its library holds an outstanding collection of international school textbooks in history, geography, social sciences, and religious education. The Institute acts as an advisor and mediator on issues related to textbooks.

Contact Info: 

Martina Schulze
Program Coordinator Georg Arnhold Program on Education for Sustainable Peace
Georg Eckert Institute for International Textbook Research
Celler Str. 3
38114 Braunschweig

Tel.: +49 (0) 531-590 99-313
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