Doctoral Fellowship ERC 70%

Doctoral Fellowship ERC at 70% in contemporary history for 4 years

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Neuchâtel is recruiting a doctoral student for the ERC Project titled “Towards a Decentred History of the Middle East: Transborder Spaces, Circulations, ‘Frontier Effects’ and State Formation, 1920-1946” (BORDER) funded by the European Research Council and led by Professor Jordi Tejel. The candidate will join a research team of three and complement the existing research strengths by working on the history of Iraq in the interwar era.

Start date: 1st September 2018 or upon agreement

• Candidates must hold a Master’s or equivalent degree in contemporary history, sociology, ethnology or Middle East Studies.
• A strong interest in the topics of borders, trans-border circulations, refugees, and the Middle East
• Skills in quantitative methods are an additional asset
• Capacity to work collectively
• Very good command of German, and French or English
• Knowledge of a Middle Eastern language is advantageous

• Academic and administrative assistance
• Production of collective papers
• Complete conference papers
• Production of a thesis

What we offer:
The chosen candidate will be recruited to work at 70% for a total of four years

Interested candidates should send an application containing a letter of motivation, a
detailed curriculum vitae including two academic referees, copies of all university transcripts by April 22, 2018 to the following address
All call for applications at the University of Neuchâtel are open to both women and men

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22. April 2018