University of Sydney, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH FELLOW IN HISTORY
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SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHICAL AND HISTORICAL INQUIRY
REFERENCE NO: 2133/0913
The University of Sydney is Australia's first university and has an outstanding global reputation for academic and research excellence. It employs over 7300 permanent staff, supporting over 50,000 students.
The University of Sydney’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has a proud history of intellectual rigour and offers a vibrant research and teaching environment. The School of Philosophical and Historical Inquiry (SOPHI) is one of five schools in the Faculty, made up of the departments of Archaeology, Classics and Ancient History, Gender and Cultural Studies, History and Philosophy. The School brings together an exciting group of academics and students who participate in a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs. It is home to some of the leading researchers and teachers in Australia and the world, as well as regularly hosting prominent visitors and international colloquia.
The Department of History at the University of Sydney, founded in 1891, is a leading centre for research and teaching offering a wide range of opportunities for undergraduate and postgraduate study in many fields including American, Chinese, Australian, and Medieval, Early Modern and Modern European history.
The University of Sydney invites applications from qualified individuals for appointment to a number of Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in the nineteenth and/or twentieth century history of economic internationalism, as part of Professor Glenda Sluga’s ARC Laureate Fellowship project ‘Inventing the International: the origins of globalisation’. This project will provide a new kind of intellectual genealogy and social history of the intersection of politics and economics in the making of the modern global world in the years after 1814. Using case studies, it will investigate the international history of globalisation from the perspective of people and ideas, capturing divergent perspectives on international economic life, and the objectives of economic internationalism.
It is expected that each of the Postdoctoral Research Fellows will take responsibility for a specific case study focusing on either: international economic institutions such as the Bank of International Settlements or the ILO; the role of private sector international organisations in the internationalisation of politics, economics and culture, for example, the International Chamber of Commerce, or Rotary International; the direct and indirect influence of economic ideas and their agents on the development of the instruments of internationalisation, including international laws.
The successful applicants will make up a team of Postdoctoral Research Fellows, each with responsibility for their own project, and for a collaborative project led by Professor Sluga on the genealogy of internationalism from the perspective of economic thought. The Postdoctoral Fellows will maintain their own high-quality research programs while contributing to the work of other researchers in the project and assisting in organising research workshops. Funding will be made available for designated research activities, international conferences, and for the organisation of workshops and seminars.
The successful applicant must have a PhD in History or a related discipline relevant to the theme of the project. They should have broad research expertise in transnational as well as international history (with particular emphasis on the history of internationalism and international organisations), and are expected to apply a non-English European or Asian language in their research.
Applicants must demonstrate an outstanding capacity for research as well as the ability to work cooperatively with colleagues from a range of different disciplines.
The position is full-time, fixed term for two years, subject to the completion of a satisfactory probation period. There is a possibility of extension, subject to funding and need. Membership of a University-approved superannuation scheme is a condition of employment for new appointees. The preferred starting date is 3 March 2014 though this may be negotiable.
All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit sydney.edu.au/recruitment and search by the reference number 2133/0913 for more information and to apply.
CLOSING DATE: 4 November 2013 (11.30pm Sydney time)
The University is an equal opportunity employer committed to equity, diversity and social inclusion. Applications from equity target groups and women are encouraged. The University of Sydney has also established a scheme to increase the number of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander staff employed across the institution. Applications from people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent are encouraged.
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World History / Studies