Job Advertisement: Scientific Coordinator

At the DFG-funded Research Training Group 2686 “Contradiction Studies – Constellations, Heuristics and Concepts of the Contradictory”, the Faculty 09 – Cultural Studies at the University of Bremen is seeking to fill the position of an:

Academic Coordinator (Salary group 13 TV-L) with 100% of the weekly working time (39.2 hours per week), for the duration of the externally funded project until 30/11/2026.

The research training group “Contradiction Studies” brings together empirical cultural studies, social and cultural anthropology, interdisciplinary linguistics, literary studies (Romance studies, North American and postcolonial literatures, older German literary studies), law, human geography, political science, Eastern European history, philosophy and religious studies.

Please finde more Information on the University Homepage.

Support Structures

The Welcome Center ( is the first point of contact for international fellows; they will support you when relocating to Bremen. Fellows are supplied with information on visa and entry, living in Bremen, relocating with your family, and much more.

The coordinator of the GRK is a point of contact in all matters and supports the RTG’s fellows with advice.


“The contradiction of law in Derrida lies in the interstice that separates the impossibility of deconstructing justice from the possibility of deconstructing law.”

Andreas Fischer-Lescano
ideal of a contradiction-free world

“Science has long been animated by the ideal of a contradiction-free world in which logical orders could merge with society, politics, culture and language. In the GRC Contradiction Studies we are working on ways of describing the multiplicity and complexity, the danger and beauty of our worlds that clearly go beyond concepts of freedom from contradiction.”

Michi Knecht
Is contradiction eurocentric?

“Is contradiction a eurocentric concept, operational phenomenon, and instrument of power?”

Kerstin Knopf
idea of democratic critique

“If you think that acts of contradicting someone always need to point to better solutions, you haven’t really understood the idea of democratic critique.”

Martin Nonhoff
Afterlife of colonialism

“Contradiction comes in many different forms. None is so debilitating than when the coloniser transitions, textually not politically, to decoloniality without taking the responsibility for the afterlife of colonialism, which they continue to benefit from. Self-examination and self-interrogation of the relations of coloniality, a necessity, seem nearly impossible for the coloniser who continues to act as beneficiary, masked in the new-found language of White fragility, devoid of an ethical responsibility of the very system of White domination they claim to be against.” (Black Consciousness and the Politics of the Flesh)

Rozena Maart