Doctoral fellowship – “Towards a decentred history of the Middle East: Transborder spaces, circulations, ‘frontier effects’ and state formation, 1920-1946” ERC project

A doctoral fellowship ERC at 70% in contemporary history for 4 years

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Neuchâtel is recruiting a doctoral student 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 Master’s or equivalent degree in contemporary history, sociology or ethnology
  • A strong interest in the topics of borders, trans-border circulations, refugees, and the Middle East
  • Skills in quantitative methods are an additional asset
  • Capacity to work collectively
  • Very good command of Arabic (reading), French and English. Knowledge of German is advantageous

Tasks:

  • Academic and administrative assistance
  • Production of collective papers
  • Complete conference papers
  • Production of a thesis

What we offer: The chosen candidate will be recruited to work at 70% for a total of four years

Treatment: Salaries are according to the University’s salary scales

Assignment: Legal

Interested candidates should send an application containing a letter of motivation, a detailed curriculum vitae including two academic referees, copies of all university transcripts by June 11, 2017 to 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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