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Post-doctoral Fellowship in East European Labor History, CEU, Hungary

Publish Date: Mar 14, 2016

Deadline: May 31, 2016

Starting date: Two start dates are possible, January 2017 or September 2017. Please indicate your preference.

The Labor History Initiative at the CEU Department of History invites applications for a residential fellowship on the topic of Labor History with a special emphasis on Eastern Europe writ large, including comparative and transnational approaches within and beyond the region. This postdoctoral fellowship contributes to the CEU Labor History Initiative (see http://history.ceu.edu/LaborHistory) and to developing this area of research in the region.

The fellowship, which is affiliated with the CEU Department of History, includes: net allowance of EUR 2,000 per month for 12 months, EUR 3,000 for research and event organization, & shared office space at CEU as available. The fellow is responsible for his/her own travel arrangements and health insurance. The fellow is required to be in continuous residence for the duration of the scholarship.

Applicants should be recent holders of doctoral degrees in relevant fields in the humanities with a track record appropriate to their career stage already in evidence. There is no restriction concerning citizenship, race, gender, or age. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2016. Two start dates are possible, January 2017 or September 2017. Please indicate your preference for a start date; current doctoral students must show evidence that they will successfully defend their dissertation before the proposed start date of the fellowship. The application material should include a Curriculum Vitae and a Research Proposal of up to 3000 words.

The Post-doctoral Fellows are expected to engage with the life and activities of the faculty and students at the Department of History. The stipend has been set according to CEU standards and is competitive for the region. This postdoctoral fellowship is funded by the CEU Humanities Initiative grant, “Laboring Lives: The Experience of Work in Eastern Europe.”

Central European University (CEU) is a graduate research-intensive university specializing primarily in the social sciences and the humanities, as well as law, business and public policy. It is located in Budapest, and accredited in the United States and Hungary. CEU’s mission is to promote academic excellence, state-of-the-art research, and civic engagement. CEU offers both Master’s and doctoral programs, and enrolls more than 1400 students from 100 countries. The teaching staff consists of more than 180 resident faculty members from over 40 countries, and a large number of prominent visiting scholars from around the world. The language of instruction is English.

How to apply

Interested candidates should apply via e-mail to recruitment@ceu.edu including code in subject line: 2016/008. An academic curriculum vitae, a sample of writing or representative publication, a research proposal with an abstract, and the contact information for two referees, should be included. The covering letter should describe research and achievements so far and a statement of what the candidate hopes to accomplish during the tenure of the Fellowship. For pre-application inquiries, please contact Marsha Siefert siefertm@ceu.edu or Susan Zimmermann zimmerma@ceu.edu

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