Research Position for an International Postdoc
The Post-Doctoral Fellow will undertake research in Mainz from July 2013
(for a minimum of 10 and a maximum of 12 months).
The research fellow will work on his or her own project as part of the junior research group »Transfer and Transformation of Missionaries' Images of Europe in Contact with the Other 1700–1970«, funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) within its research programme "Europe seen from the outside". The junior research group at the IEG is examining the development of the concepts of European values and images of Europe held by English and German speaking Protestant missionaries and the way that these were modified by the experience of life and work in non-European cultures. We invite applications from those who have completed their doctorates and are working in this area and region or other areas and regions of the history of missions (e.g. Catholic or Evangelical missions).
The postdoc will work at the Institute in Mainz and may also live in housing provided at the Institute. He or she will participate in the research group's regular discussions and workshops and in its international and interdisciplinary cooperation. He or she is also invited to take part in the activities of the Graduiertenkolleg »The Christian Churches and the Challenge of Europe«.
The Institute's library (220.000 holdings, more than 500 current periodicals) is available to the fellows for their research as are the libraries of Johannes Gutenberg University and the city. They may also consult archives, libraries, and specialists and attend conferences outside Mainz.
· a degree in a historical discipline (e.g. history, cultural anthropology, church history, religious studies)
· completed PhD or appropriate doctoral degree
· a fluency in either English or German, a basic knowledge of the other language, or a willingness to learn the language
· a willingness to participate in the junior research group's activities
Please send your application prior to 22 April 2013 via e-mail to: Institut fuer Europaeische Geschichte | Subject: »Europe seen from the outside« | firstname.lastname@example.org
Please attach in one file (PDF)
· a curriculum vitae
· a list of publications
· an outline of the proposed research topic including working plan for the time at the Institute
For full consideration, applicants should send hardcopies of all university transcripts, one copy of the applicant's PhD-thesis (CD-ROM or published version), and referees' reports on the proposed research project by two senior academic scholars via air mail to:
Leibniz-Institut fuer Europaeische Geschichte
|Primary Category:||Cultural History / Studies
|Secondary Categories:||European History / Studies
Religious Studies and Theology
World History / Studies