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Postdoctoral Research Fellow specialising in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

Datum: 2016-04-17
Plats: Uppsala
Typ: GenderJob

Postdoctoral Research Fellow specialising in Holocaust and Genocide Studies

The Hugo Valentin Centre (HVC) is an interdisciplinary unit at 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 history and philosophy, language studies and social sciences.

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, ongoing presentation of the fellow’s own research and, where necessary, teaching and supervision of students corresponding to up to 20% of the position.

Eligibility requirements: To be eligible for a postdoctoral fellowship, the applicant must have a PhD or have attained corresponding academic subject proficiency in humanities, social sciences, law or language studies; shown teaching skill; 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 the position.

Assessment criteria: Particular weight is given to the applicant’s prospects of contributing to research in the field of Holocaust and Genocide Studies, but teaching and administrative proficiency will also be considered. A five-page description of the research that the applicant intends to carry out at HVC must be enclosed with the application. It should contain an account of how the project contributes to the international research front in the subject; a clear time schedule for project implementation; and a list of the applicant’s five most important publications. 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. We especially welcome applications focusing on the history of the Holocaust.

Academic proficiency will be assessed primarily in terms of quality of scholarship. Other significant criteria are the applicant’s ability to independently plan, initiate, lead and develop research; capacity to obtain funds for research in competition; and demonstrated skill of interacting both with colleagues in the discipline and with the community at large.

Other skills: Administrative proficiency is important for the position and will be given weight. This skill is demonstrated by, for example, an ability to plan, organise and prioritise work in a way that is efficient and fit for purpose. It is also shown by a capacity to define and adhere to time frames. Proficiency includes overall work planning, an ability to initiate and run networks and to organise conferences and seminars, and skill in managing resources in a manner that benefits activities. Applicants are required to be highly proficient in English, with skill in expressing themselves in speech and writing, while additional knowledge of languages in regions relevant to the research are advantageous.

Application procedure: 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, teaching and popular 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.


Duties to begin as soon as possible as agreed, not later than 1 August 2016

Time limited position 2 years

Information about the position is available from Tomislav Dulic, Director of HVC, phone +46-(0)18-471 6395, email tomislav.dulic@valentin.uu.se

We welcome your written application, not later than 17 April 2016, marked UFV-PA 2016/729


Placering: Uppsala University, Department of History
Anställningsform: Full time , Temporary position longer than 6 months
Lön: Fixed pay
Antal lediga befattningar: 1
Sysselsättningsgrad: 100%
Ort: Uppsala
Län: Uppsala län
Land: Sweden


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