Junior Researcher

posted by ush on 2010/02/16 20:32

[ Junior Researcher ]

Job opening: 1 junior post-doc researcher in European Contemporary History (East Central and/or Eastern Europe), Vienna/Austria
from May, 2010 (at the latest September, 2010) to May, 2012.
Deadline for application: 15 March 2010
International research project Border Communities. Microstudies on Everyday Life, Politics and Memory in European Societies From 1945 to the Present
The LBI for European History and Public Spheres, Vienna, is an extra-university research
unit of the Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft GmbH. Its activities aim to contribute to a
multiperspective historiography of Europe after 1945 based on cooperative projects with
partners in other European Countries. The two main research fields of the institute are currently Migration and Memory and History of Communism and Post-Communism in European Societies including the project on Border Communities.

Job description:

The junior post-doc researcher will participate in and coordinate the research project Border Communities. He/She will be in charge of
  • micro-historical field work (oral history and archival studies)
  • coordinating the project work of the institute with its partner research teams
  • organizing workshops and conferences
  • dissemination work (preparing publications, etc.):
Requirements:
  • PhD degree in contemporary history or social sciences, based on empirical research on an East Central or (South) Eastern European topic
  • a profound knowledge of at least one language of East Central or (South)
  • fluent English (the work language of the project); German is advisable
  • familiarity with the most recent methodology of social and everyday history (Alltagsgeschichte, micro-history, oral history)
  • if possible, prior experience in a research team.
Our Ludwig Boltzmann Institute offers:
  • opportunity to contribute to cutting edge knowledge of Europe’s past and present
  • participation in the excellent international research networking of the institute
  • work in a dynamic, flexible and interdisciplinary team
  • a salary assessed according to the qualification level of the candidate
  • excellent work facilities in downtown Vienna
For further information on the project, please refer to the website of the institute: http://ehp.lbg.ac.at > Research Projects > Border Communities
or contact Dr. Muriel Blaive at muriel.blaive@gmail.com.

Please send your CV, list of publications and letter of application to the director, Prof. Dr. Thomas Lindenberger, office@ehp.lbg.ac.at, no later than 15 March 2010. Recommendation letters are encouraged. We are looking forward to your application.

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