Postdoctoral position in Holocaust History and Memory
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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 fields: ethnic relations and Holocaust and genocide studies. Research is conducted in a markedly interdisciplinary research environment that brings together researchers with a background in history and philosophy, language studies and social sciences.
This announcement concerns a position in Holocaust and genocide studies, focusing on the History and memory of the Holocaust.
Work duties: A postdoctoral fellow’s duties consist mainly of research, but also some administration and the task of applying for external research funding in the field concerned. The position requires continuous attendance at the Centre, active participation in seminars, on-going presentation of the fellow’s research and, where necessary, some teaching and supervision of students or other tasks corresponding to up to 20% of the position.
Eligibility requirements: To qualify for an employment as a postdoctoral fellow you must have a PhD degree or a foreign degree equivalent to a PhD degree in the humanities or social sciences. The PhD degree must have been obtained no more than three years prior to the application deadline. The three-year period can be extended due to circumstances such as sick leave, parental leave, duties in labour unions, etc. Excellent skills in both oral and written English are required for the position.
The application must contain the following items:
- A curriculum vitae and attested copies of certificates and other documents referred to in the application.
- A list of up to five academic works (including the dissertation either in published or manuscript form) cited in the application. The publications should be uploaded as pdfs and rank-ordered according to their relevance for the application.
- An up to five pages long project proposal must be enclosed with the application. It should contain a clear aim description, an account of how the project contributes to the international state of the art in the field; a discussion regarding method; and a precise schedule for project implementation. How the planned project is connected with current research at the Centre and/or contributes to the renewal of its activities, and how the applicant intends to present the results, should also be clearly stated.
Assessment: The application will be assessed by the scientific quality of the project proposal, and the applicant's qualifications.
In the event of divergent interpretations of the English and Swedish versions of this announcement, the Swedish version takes precedence.
Salary: Individual salary.
Starting date: 01-09-2021 or as otherwise agreed.
Type of employment: Temporary position 2 years according to central collective agreement.
Scope of employment: 100 %
For further information about the position please contact: the head of department Henrik Ågren on phone +46 (0)18 471 1529, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For information about the HVC, contact director Tomislav Dulic on phone +46-(0)18-471 6395, or email email@example.com.
Please submit your application by 15 April 2021, UFV-PA 2021/953.
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Placement: Department of History
Type of employment: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Pay: Fixed salary
Number of positions: 1
Working hours: 100%
County: Uppsala län
Number of reference: UFV-PA 2021/953
Last application date: 2021-04-15
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