3 PhDs and 1 Postdoc "Forensic culture in Europe, 1930-2000" (Utrecht Univ.)

Ort
Utrecht
Institution
Utrecht University
Datum
01.09.2018
Bewerbungsschluss
13.05.2018
Von
Willemijn Ruberg

The Department of History and Art History seeks to appoint 3 PhD students and 1 Postdoctoral researcher for the project ‘Forensic Culture. A Comparative Analysis of Forensic Practices in Europe, 1930-2000’ (FORCe), funded by means of an ERC Consolidator grant awarded to dr. Willemijn Ruberg.
The application deadline for all posts is 13 May 2018. The starting date of the positions is 1 September 2018.

PhD project 1: Forensic culture in the Netherlands, 1930-2000

This PhD project will analyse the impact of scientists, doctors and psychiatrists as expert witnesses in Dutch court cases in the period 1930-2000, in particular in criminal cases of rape, murder and infanticide. It focuses on the techniques used to produce knowledge, on the relationship between science and the judiciary, the representation of forensic science in the media and the role gender plays in all of these aspects. The project will largely be based on primary source research (e.g. legal records, scientific journals, newspapers). It forms part of the project ‘Forensic Culture. A Comparative Analysis of Forensic Practices in Europe, 1930-2000’ (FORCe), which compares the forensic cultures of four countries (the Netherlands, England, Spain and Russia) in regard to legal system, political regime, the availability of knowledge and technology, media representation of forensic experts and norms on gender and sexuality. Overall, the project will gauge the influence of culture on forensic practices.
Qualifications
A successful PhD candidate should preferably have:
- A (research) master degree in history, gender studies, science and technology studies or another relevant discipline, and a demonstrable affinity with the project;
- An outstanding record of undergraduate and master's degree work;
- Excellent command of Dutch and English, both written and orally;
- Experience with archival research;
- Strong writing and analytical skills;
- Ability to meet deadlines and complete a PhD thesis within four years;
- Capacity to work both as an independent researcher and as part of a team.

Additional information
Enquiries can be made to dr Willemijn Ruberg, W.G.Ruberg@uu.nl. An extended research description is available upon request.

Application procedure
Written applications should address each of the criteria mentioned under qualifications, and include the following documents:
- Cover letter;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Research design proposal (max. 600 words);
- Copy of relevant diplomas and grades;
- Copy of a recent academic publication (max. 30 pages) or a recent paper or thesis;
- Names and contact details of two referees.

To apply, please read the additional information carefully: see https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs

PhD project 2: Forensic culture in Spain, 1930-2000

This PhD project will analyse the impact of scientists, doctors and psychiatrists as expert witnesses in Spanish court cases in the period 1930-2000, in particular in criminal cases of rape, murder and infanticide. It focuses on the techniques used to produce knowledge, the relationship between science and the judiciary, the representation of forensic science in the media and the role gender plays in all of these aspects. The project will largely be based on primary source research (e.g. legal records, scientific journals, newspapers). It forms part of the project ‘Forensic Culture. A Comparative Analysis of Forensic Practices in Europe, 1930-2000’ (FORCe), which compares the forensic cultures of four countries (the Netherlands, England, Spain and Russia) in regard to legal system, political regime, the availability of knowledge and technology, media representation of forensic experts and norms on gender and sexuality. Overall, the project will gauge the influence of culture on forensic practices.

Qualifications
A successful PhD candidate should preferably have:
- A (research) master degree in history, gender studies, science and technology studies or another relevant discipline, and a demonstrable affinity with the project;
- An outstanding record of undergraduate and master's degree work;
- Good command of English, both written and orally; very good command of Spanish (specifically very good reading skills);
- Experience with archival research;
- Strong writing and analytical skills;
- Ability to meet deadlines and complete a PhD thesis within four years;
- Capacity to work both as a creative and independent researcher and as part of a team.

Additional information
Enquiries can be made to dr Willemijn Ruberg, W.G.Ruberg@uu.nl. An extended research description is available upon request.

Application procedure
Written applications should address each of the criteria mentioned under qualifications, and include the following documents:
- Cover letter;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Research design proposal (max. 600 words);
- Copy of relevant diplomas and grades;
- Copy of a recent academic publication (max. 30 pages) or a recent paper or thesis;
- Names and contact details of two referees.

To apply, please read the additional information carefully: see https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs

PhD project 3: Forensic culture in England, 1930-2000

This PhD project will analyse the impact of scientists, doctors and psychiatrists as expert witnesses in English court cases in the period 1930-2000, in particular in criminal cases of rape, murder and infanticide. It focuses on the techniques used to produce knowledge, the relationship between science and the judiciary, the representation of forensic science in the media and the role gender plays in all of these aspects. The project will largely be based on primary source research (e.g. legal records, scientific journals, newspapers). It forms part of the project ‘Forensic Culture. A Comparative Analysis of Forensic Practices in Europe, 1930-2000’ (FORCe), which compares the forensic cultures of four countries (the Netherlands, England, Spain and Russia) in regard to legal system, political regime, the availability of knowledge and technology, media representation of forensic experts and norms on gender and sexuality. Overall, the project will gauge the influence of culture on forensic practices.

Qualifications
A successful PhD candidate should preferably have:
- A (research) master degree in history, gender studies, science and technology studies or another relevant discipline, and a demonstrable affinity with the project;
- An outstanding record of undergraduate and master's degree work;
- Excellent command of English, both written and orally;
- Experience with archival research;
- Strong writing and analytical skills;
- Ability to meet deadlines and complete a PhD thesis within four years;
- Capacity to work both as a creative and independent researcher and as part of a team.

Additional information
Enquiries can be made to dr Willemijn Ruberg, W.G.Ruberg@uu.nl. An extended research description is available upon request.

Application procedure
Written applications should address each of the criteria mentioned under qualifications, and include the following documents:
- Cover letter;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Research design proposal (max. 600 words);
- Copy of relevant diplomas and grades;
- Copy of a recent academic publication (max. 30 pages) or a recent paper or thesis;
- Names and contact details of two referees.

To apply, please read the additional information carefully: see https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs

Postdoc project: Forensic culture in Russia, 1930-2000

This postdoc project will analyse the impact of scientists, doctors and psychiatrists as expert witnesses in Russian court cases in the period 1930-2000, in particular in criminal cases of rape, murder and infanticide. It focuses on the techniques used to produce knowledge, the relationship between science and the judiciary, the representation of forensic science in the media and the role gender plays in all of these aspects. The project will largely be based on primary source research (e.g. legal records, scientific journals, newspapers). It forms part of the project ‘Forensic Culture. A Comparative Analysis of Forensic Practices in Europe, 1930-2000’ (FORCe), which compares the forensic cultures of four countries (the Netherlands, England, Spain and Russia) in regard to legal system, political regime, the availability of knowledge and technology, media representation of forensic experts and norms on gender and sexuality. Overall, the project will gauge the influence of culture on forensic practices.

Qualifications
A successful candidate should preferably have:
- A PhD degree in (Russian) history, gender studies, science and technology studies or another relevant discipline, and a demonstrable affinity with the project;
- An outstanding record of academic work;
- Good command of English, both written and orally; very good command of Russian (specifically very good reading skills);
- Experience with archival research in Russia;
- Strong writing and analytical skills;
- Ability to meet deadlines;
- Capacity to work both as an independent researcher and as part of a team.
- Ability to perform and publish high quality research, demonstrated for instance by a strong publication record in international peer-reviewed journals;

Additional information
Enquiries can be made to dr Willemijn Ruberg, W.G.Ruberg@uu.nl. An extended research description is available upon request.

Application procedure
Written applications should address each of the criteria mentioned under qualifications, and include the following documents:
- Cover letter;
- Curriculum vitae;
- Research design proposal (max. 1000 words);
- Copy of relevant diplomas and grades;
- Copy of a recent academic publication (max. 30 pages) or a recent paper or thesis;
- Names and contact details of two referees.

To apply, please read the additional information carefully: see https://www.uu.nl/en/organisation/working-at-utrecht-university/jobs

Kontakt

Willemijn Ruberg

Drift 6, Utrecht

W.G.Ruberg@uu.nl

Zitation
3 PhDs and 1 Postdoc "Forensic culture in Europe, 1930-2000" (Utrecht Univ.), 01.09.2018 Utrecht, in: H-Soz-Kult, 13.04.2018, <www.hsozkult.de/job/id/stellen-16365>.
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