Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Holocaust and Genocide Studies in terms of humanities
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The Hugo Valentin Centre (HVC) is an interdisciplinary unit at the Department of History, Uppsala University, with a focus on research and education in two particular fields: first, cultural, social and political phenomena and processes of change related to the ethnic dimension of human life and, second, Holocaust and genocide studies. The latter field includes Holocaust history and historiography, comparative analyses of genocide and other grave violations of human rights, as well as research on the effect of mass violence on individuals and society. Research is conducted in a markedly cross-disciplinary environment that brings together researchers with a background in humanities and social sciences. This announcement concerns a position in the humanities, more specifically the subject areas of the Faculty of History and Philosophy at Uppsala University.
A postdoctoral fellow’s duties consist mainly of research, to apply for external research funding in the field, but also some administration. The position requires continuous attendance at the Centre, active participation in seminars, on-going presentation of the fellow’s own research and, where necessary, teaching and supervision of students corresponding to up to 20% of the position.
To be eligible for the postdoctoral fellowship, the applicant must have a PhD or have attained corresponding academic proficiency in any of the subject fields of the Faculty of Philosophy at Uppsala University and have the personal characteristics required to meet the demands of the position well. A person with a PhD obtained not more than three years before the end of the application period is particularly eligible for both positions.
A complete application, including publications cited, must include:
- A curriculum vitae and attested copies of certificates and other documents referred to.
- A brief account of academic, teaching and other work. Personal circumstances (such as parental leave) that can, in assessment of qualifications, be credited to the applicant should be included in the account of qualifications and experience.
- A list of the five academic works cited in the application. These should be ranked according to their relevance to the application. It must also be clearly stated which writings belong to the following categories: monographs, peer-reviewed articles and book chapters. Publications cited must be enclosed with the application.
- A five-page project description closely connected with the state of the art in the research field.
In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Uppsala University strives to be an inclusive workplace that promotes equal opportunities and attracts qualified candidates who can contribute to the University’s excellence and diversity. We welcome applications from all sections of the community and from people of all backgrounds.
Pay: Individual salary
Starting: As soon as possible
Type of employment: Temporary position 2 years.
Working hours: 100 %
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