POST-DOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP – « TOWARDS A DECENTRED HISTORY OF THE MIDDLE EAST: TRANSBORDER SPACES, CIRCULATIONS, ‘FRONTIER EFFECTS’ AND STATE FORMATION, 1920-1946 » ERC PROJECT

Post-doctoral fellowship ERC at 100% in contemporary history for 3 years

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Neuchâtel is recruiting a post-doctoral fellow for the project « Towards a decentred history of the Middle East: Transborder spaces, circulations, ‘frontier effects’ and state formation, 1920-1946 » (BORDER) funded by the European Research Council, under the direction of Professor Jordi Tejel.

Start date: 1st September 2017 or upon agreement

Requirements:

  • Candidates must hold a doctoral degree in contemporary history with an excellent track record in the field of Middle Eastern History
  • Candidates that expect to receive their Ph.D. by June 30, 2017 should provide documentation form their home institution confirming this schedule
  • Strong interest in the topics of borders, trans-border circulations, refugees, and the Middle East
  • Capacity to work both collectively and individually
  • Ability to produce high quality research papers
  • Very good command of Ottoman Turkish, modern Turkish, and English. Knowledge of French is advantageous

Tasks:

  • Academic and administrative assistance
  • Complete peer-reviewed publications and conference papers

What we offer:

  • The chosen candidate will be recruited to work at 100% for a total of three years
  • The successful candidate will participate in well-funded programmes (EU Horizon 2020) and get benefit of a highly competitive scientific environment

Treatment: Salaries are according to University’s salary scale

Assignment: Legal

Interested candidates should send an application containing a letter of motivation, a detailed curriculum vitae including two academic referees, two relevant publications, and the Ph. D. thesis by June 11, 2017to the following address nadine.eschmann@unine.ch.

All call for applications at the University of Neuchâtel are open to both women and men

 


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