The Herder Institute for Historical Research on East Central Europe invites applications for three new Junior Researcher (m/f) positions:
- Competing Patterns of Governance – The Free City of Danzig and the League of Nations between Local and Transnational Conflict Management, 1918-1939 (headed by PD Dr. Christian Lotz)
- History Policy, Identity, and Integration concepts as Factors in Ukrainian-Russian Crises, 1945-2015 (headed by Dr. Veronika Wendland)
- Loyalty and Minority Conflicts in the Baltic Region from the Turn to 20th Century until 1940 (heades by Dr. Heidi Hein-Kircher)
These three projects are part of the LOEWE initiative1, Regions of Conflict in Eastern Europe, which is run by the Herder Institute and the Justus Liebig University in Gießen.
The positions last from the 1 January 2017 to 31 December 2020. The salary of each project is based on 65% of payment category 13 of the Hessen Collective Wage Agreement (Tarifvertrag des Landes Hessen, approx. 2500 Euros gross/ 1600 Euros net per month).
LOEWE: Developing the scientifi c and economic excellence initiatives (Landes-Off ensive zur Entwicklung Wissenschaftlich-okonomischer Exzellenz) of the Hessen State Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts.
Details of the Danzig project
You will explore environmental challenges in Danzig between 1918 and 1939. This includes flood prevention along the Wisła River, protection of the sea shore and management of urban hygiene, among others. A focal point of the project will be issues of conflict and cooperation between Danzig, Poland, Germany and the League of Nations. In the final year of the project, you will be expected to deliver a thesis in either German or English of approximately 100,000 words, as well as gaining a PhD in history at the Justus Liebig University in Giesen/Germany.
You hold a master’s degree in history or in a related discipline. You are familiar with the potentials and challenges of environmental history. Your German and English language skills are very good. Additionally, you must be able to read Polish and French. You are open-minded about interdisciplinary debates and a team player within the LOEWE initiative.
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Details of the Ukraine/Russia project
You will research into the role of historical controversies for the Ukrainian-Russian relationship from 1945 to 2015, focusing upon the construction of social identities through history debates and ideas of national, European, or Eurasian integration. During your research you will identify a corpus of key historical-political concepts in the entangled history of Ukraine and Russia. In the final year of the project, you will be expected to deliver a thesis in either German or English of approximately 100,000 words, as well as gaining a PhD in history at the Justus Liebig University in Giesen/Germany.
You hold a master’s degree in history or in a related discipline. You are familiar with the methodology of the history of discourses, ideas, and concepts. You are interested in the contemporary history of Eastern Europe, especially Ukrainian studies, and in historical and actual European debates on the role of history in politics. You consider comparative and transnational perspectives as central to your research. Your German, English, Ukrainian, and Russian language skills are very good. You are open-minded about interdisciplinary debates and a team player within the LOEWE initiative.
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Details of the Baltic regions project
You will compare minority and loyalty conflicts in two towns in today’s Latvia, i.e., in the regions of Latgale and Courland. You will explore what impact local conflicts had at the state level. You can undertake your PhD at the Justus Liebig University (this includes options of Cotutelle Doctorate Degrees with universities abroad). Your main task will be writing a book on your topic. Furthermore, you should deliver some articles and participate actively in the conceptual debates of the LOEWE initiative.
You hold a master’s degree in history or in a related discipline. You are familiar with the methods used in and main questions surrounding the study of urban history. You can read sources in Latvian, Russian and German, and you can follow discussions in German, while you can talk in English. You are open-minded about long lasting research travels and about interdisciplinary debates; you are a team player within the LOEWE initiative.
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The Herder Institute and the Justus Liebig University in Giesen perceive themselves as a family-friendly environment. Both institutions aim at gender equality in the Arts and Humanities.Therefore, we explicitly ask women to apply. Candidates that have children are also welcome to apply.
Please send your application using the respective keyword Danzig, Baltic region or Ukraine/Russia in English or German no later than 10 November 2016 to email@example.com. Handicapped applicants with similar qualifi cations will be given preference. Your application should include the following documents: a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, certificates, as well as a summary of your master’s thesis (or another short text illustrating your qualifications). We kindly ask you to send in your application electronically, in the form of a single PDF file only.