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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 nadine.eschmann@unine.ch
All call for applications at the University of Neuchâtel are open to both women and men


University of Neuchâtel
22. April 2018