The aim is to investigate the project „Experts in Exile“. The project will investigate how financial experts from occupied European countries represented in London during the Second World War advised their governments in exile, exchanged knowledge, networked, worked in think tanks, and strived for new European post-war planning. The concrete project as well as the selection of the persons to be studied is to be determined (in consultation) by the person to be hired and can, for example, focus on knowledge transfer, historical network analysis or biographical foci. Previous experience in the history of knowledge or economics is welcome, but not required.
The PhD position is part of the Freigeist research group „The London Moment“, funded by the Volkswagen Foundation. The project focuses on the cooperation, networks and post-war planning of European governments in exile, academic exiles and non-European activists during the Second World War in London and Great Britain. Active participation in the overall project and in joint events and possibly publications is required. The research group is based at the Institute for Franconian Regional History in Thurnau, a joint academic institution of the Universities of Bamberg and Bayreuth. More information on the project at www.exilegov.hypotheses.org/ or on request.
The position is advertised as E 13 TV-L, 65 percent, limited to 36 months (probably 01.01.2022 to 31.12.2024). In addition to the position, there is a certain amount of material funding available (travel expenses, etc.).
Please submit as application documents digitally (see below), including:
- Proof of a successful degree in the field of historical sciences (M.A. or comparable) entitling the holder to a doctorate, as well as good knowledge of German and English. The certificate of the degree must be available at the latest by the start of employment
- Work sample (e.g. Master's thesis, seminar paper, essay, etc.) and a short outline (1–2 pages incl. time schedule) of the project planned here
- Short curriculum vitae with two references (at least one university lecturer)
The University of Bayreuth values the diversity of its employees and is explicitly committed to the goal of gender equality. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are very welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the Best Practice Club „Familie in der Hochschule e.V.“, and has successfully participated in the HRK audit „Internationalization of the University“. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration if equally qualified.
Please apply online by 29.10.2021, stating the password „London“ via the Applicant portal Uni Bayreuth.
The documents will be deleted after the position has been filled in accordance with data protection requirements.