The Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS) is seeking to fill, as of 01.08.2023 and for a limited period of three years, two PhD Positions (f/m/d), part-time, 65 percent).
The applicants are expected to build upon the results of a research network of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research (HIS) with the German Historical Institutes in Rome, London and Warsaw, which is currently investigating the historical roots of alternative forms of European integration from a transnational perspective, and develop them further. The doctoral projects associated with the two advertised positions should be self-designed, but should – within the broader thematic field of the research network – focus on or connect with the history of Western Europe (broadly conceived).
If so desired, doctoral candidates will have the opportunity to apply for participation in the doctoral program of the Centre d'Histoire of Sciences Po in Paris, and will be supported by the HIS in doing so. In addition to working on an independent project, applicants are expected to contribute to the conception and realisation of international workshops and conferences at the HIS.
Further information on the research group “Democracy and Statehood” and on the aforementioned research network can be found here: https://www.his-online.de/forschung/forschungsgruppe-demokratie-und-staatlichkeit/.
- an above average Master’s degree in history, sociology, political science, ethnology, or a related subject
- a high proficiency in both written and spoken English; a good knowledge of French is an advantage; a good command of written and spoken German is desirable, but not an essential requirement
- a commitment to contribute to the work of the research group on „Democracy and Statehood“ and to interact with the other research groups at the HIS – the willingness to be present in Hamburg on a regular basis would therefore be expected
Benefits of working with us:
- a remuneration comparable to salary group E13 TV-L (collective tariff agreement for the German public sector) in accordance with our house tariff
- a budget for travel, books and other research expenses, facilitating the needs of the research project
- a company pension scheme
- the flexibility needed for a family friendly arrangement of working hours.
The Hamburg Institute for Social Research advocates diversity of perspectives and equal opportunities and strives for a balanced gender ratio in all areas.
Please send your application consisting of:
- a cover letter
- a curriculum vitae
- certificates and transcripts of records
- contact details of two academic references
- an idea sketch for a project topic (max. five pages) and
- an academic work sample (for example, a piece of coursework, masters thesis or dissertation excerpt)
This should be sent as one single PDF document, to email@example.com (application keyword: “Europa”).
The deadline for applications to this call is 19.03.2023 (24:00h CET). Should you have any questions with respect to this job advert, please do not hesitate to contact us at the e-mail address provided above.