7. Dezember 2017

Research Associate in Modern European History (Germany and Austria)

Rubrik: Stellenangebot

Bewerbungsschluss: 7. Dezember 2017

Research Associate in Modern European History (Germany and Austria)

The Institute of Advanced Studies at University College London is recruiting for a post-doctoral Research Associate in Modern European History (Germany and Austria) , starting 1 February 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter, for 36 months. The Research Associate (PDRA) will work closely with Professor Mary Fulbrook, Professor Stephanie Bird and Dr Stefanie Rauch on an AHRC-funded three-year collaborative research project entitled ‘Compromised Identities? Reflections on Perpetration and Complicity under Nazism’, more information about which can be found in the appendix to the job description and person specification.

The main duties of the role are:

To undertake his/her own research into an aspect of the collaborative research project, as outlined above, with a defined research plan;

To write a monograph and related academic articles on the research undertaken as part of the project;

To collaborate with team members in the production of an edited volume;

To prepare and present the findings of research activities to colleagues and other audiences as relevant;

To participate pro-actively in regular team meetings, and in the planning, organisation and implementation of seminars, workshops, conferences, public events, a mobile exhibition, and other relevant activities related to the project;

And to take a lead in developing and running the activities of the UCL Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies, based in the Institute of Advanced Studies.

Key Requirements

PhD in a relevant subject area (NB the thesis must have been successfully passed and confirmed by no later than 30 November 2017)

Expertise in 20th-century German and European history during and/or following the Nazi era

Theoretical expertise and knowledge relevant to analysis of material concerning perpetrators

Experience in the analysis of relevant source materials produced in varying historical contexts

Proven ability to analyse and write about complex historical material

Demonstrable potential for publishing academic work of high quality

Effective written and verbal communication skills

Fluency (written and spoken) in German and English

Experience of working in a research environment

Ability and willingness to travel within the UK and overseas on an occasional basis

Please click here for further information and to apply online by 7 December 2017 (23:59). Please upload the following materials: (1) a document which includes a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for the post, a CV with list of publications, the names of three referees, and a research proposal of no more than 750 words outlining a specific topic and plan for research falling within the scope of the PDRA part of the project; and (2) one sole-authored article or chapter-length sample of your academic work.

References will only be required for shortlisted candidates. Please ensure that your referees are aware and will be able to provide references at short notice at the beginning of December if requested.

Interviews will take place on 15 December 2017.