U Konstanz Institute for Advanced Study: Fellowships & Postdocs (Germany)

FellowshipsMultiple Fellowships and Postdocs, Zakunftskolleg, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany. Deadline: 15 October 2020 or rolling (depending on opportunity).

The Zukunftskolleg is an Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) at the University of Konstanz. It offers 2-year and 5-year fellowships as well as a diverse support network to promote the independence of early career researchers. Researchers at the postdoctoral level perform research without administrative constraints and have the freedom to engage in meaningful exchange with other up-and-coming colleagues and with distinguished senior researchers.

2-year Postdoctoral Fellowships are for all those in the early stage of their career who plan to develop and implement an independent research project. Deadline: 15 October 2020.

5-year Research Fellowships promote researchers with significant work experience at the postdoctoral level aiming for a career in academia. Research Fellows build their own academic identity by leading an independent research group at the University of Konstanz. Deadline: 15 October 2020.

Senior Fellows are established guest scholars from the natural sciences, humanities or social sciences who join the Zukunftskolleg for a research stay and work with the fellows. Rolling deadline.

Zukunftskolleg Konnect Fellowships support early career researchers from Africa, Asia and Latin America related to one of the thirteen departments of the University of Konstanz, or to one of the Clusters of Excellence at the University of Konstanz: “Politics of Inequality”and the “Centre for the Advanced Study of Collective Behaviour”. Rolling deadline.

Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach Profile


Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach is professor of philosophy at University of Konstanz, Germany.

She engages with normative issues which are crucial to modern, pluralistic societies in her work on immigration ethics, cultural pluralism, structural injustice, etc. She seeks to relate her work in this field with her research on the new, burgeoning field of intercultural and comparative philosophy. Here, her main focus lies on how the plurality of standpoints driving this discipline of philosophy can be buttressed. In this regard, she also examines the role of intercultural and comparative philosophy in developing (societal) narratives which facilitate cross-cultural understanding.

Kirloskar-Steinbach initiated the bi-annual, peer-reviewed journal Confluence: Online Journal of World Philosophies (Karl Alber Verlag, Munich/Freiburg), which she currently co-edits with Jim Maffie (University of Maryland). She is currently the Vice-President of the Society of Intercultural Philosophy, Germany.

Kirloskar-Steinbach was born and grew up in India.

Some of her publications in English are:

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M., Ramana, G., & Maffie, J. (2014). Introducing Confluence: A thematic essay. Confluence, 1, 7-63.

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M. (2011). Humanistic values in Indian and Chinese traditions. In C. Dierksmeier et al. (Eds.), Humanistic ethics in the age of globality: Normative foundations for business in society (pp. 225-245). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillian.

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M. (2002). Toleration in modern liberal discourse with special reference to Radhakrishnan’s Tolerant Hinduism. Journal of Indian Philosophy, 30, 389-402.

Dharampal-Frick, G., Kirloskar-Steinbach, M., Dwyer, R., &  Phalkey J. (Eds.). (In press). Key concepts in modern Indian Studies. New York: Oxford University Press.

Some of her publications in German are:

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M. (In press). Wie lassen sich liberale Ideale auch auf Immigrierte ausweiten? Eine erste Skizze. Zeitschrift für philosophische Forschung.

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M. (2010). Interkulturalität und Menschenrechtsbegründungen. Eine indische Perspektive. In J. Werkner et al (Eds.), Religion, Menschenrechte und Menschenrechtspolitik, Beiträge zu Genese, Geltung und Wirkung eines aktuellen politischen Spannungsfeldes (pp. 219-235). Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M. (2007). Nationale Identität und kultureller Pluralismus. In Zurbuchen, S. (Ed.), Bürgerschaft und Migration. Einwanderung und Einbürgerung aus ethisch-politischer Perspektive (pp. 255-287). Muenster: LIT-Verlag.

Kirloskar-Steinbach, M., Dharampal-Frick, G., & Friele, M. (Eds.). (2012). Die Interkulturalitätsdebatte – Leit-und Streitbegriffe/Intercultural Discourse – Key and Contested Concepts. Freiburg: Verlag Karl Alber.

Work for CID:
Monika Kirloskar-Steinbach wrote KC63: Interkulturelle Philosophie.