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Job offer: Post-doctoral researcher

07.02.2019 11:38 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Deutsches Historisches Institut London

Deadline: March 4, 2019

Full time (40 hours per week), to a fixed-term post for three years, based in London WC1, starting as soon as possible.

The position forms part of a three-year project undertaken by the International Standing Working Group (ISWG) ‘Medialisation and Empowerment of Women’, supported by the Max Weber Foundation. The research group will investigate the ways in which feminist ideas circulated in twentieth-century mass media and impacted on society and activism. These questions will be explored in a global context, involving partners at research institutions in Britain, India, Germany and beyond.

The post-doctoral researcher will:

  • help to organise and co-ordinate the International Standing Working Group, in particular by initiating the group’s research activities (e.g. organising conferences, training sessions and workshops), writing research reports and blogs, and enhancing the international visibility of the group;
  • conduct and publish their own research within the themes that will be explored by the Group;
  • co-ordinate and edit the group’s publications;
  • be resident in London and travel to some events in India and/or Germany.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • have a PhD degree in history or a related field, ideally with expertise in the field of gender history, media history or digital humanities;
  • can provide evidence of, or potential for, international excellence in published research;
  • have experience writing grant applications and project proposals;
  • have experience organising workshops, lecture series, and/or similar events;
  • have an excellent command of written and spoken English, as demonstrated by publications in English-language journals and presentations at international conferences;
  • are team-players and willing to contribute proactively to the development of the International Standing Working Group;
  • have good organisational skills.

The salary, which is based on the German Embassy´s pay scheme, is £3801 per month (£3953 after a six-month probation period). Andre Tummernicht (tummernicht(ghi) can answer any questions relating to salary and support for families.

The Max Weber Foundation is a family friendly employer and promotes a good work-life balance. We also work towards achieving gender equality among our staff and attempt to compensate for existing imbalances. We therefore expressly encourage qualified women to apply. According to law candidates with a severe disability who are equally qualified (in terms of aptitude, ability, and achievement) will be given preference, and equally qualified women will be given preference over men.

To apply, please send a full CV including an outline of your project, university examination grades, a covering letter explaining your motivation and what makes you suitable for the role, the addresses of two referees, and any other documents that might support your application in a single pdf file only (reference: ISWG) to reach bewerbungen(ghi) by 4 March 2019.

For questions about this role please contact:

Deutsches Historisches Institut London

Frau Prof. Dr. Christina von Hodenberg

Email: bewerbungen(ghi)

Interviews will be held in London on 4 April 2019.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their legal right to work in the UK. The salary will be taxable in Germany unless you are a British citizen and do not also hold German citizenship.

By submitting your application you agree that your application will be forwarded to external selection committee members in the course of the selection process. Applications will be used exclusively for the purpose of the selection procedure and will be deleted after completion of the procedure in compliance with data protection regulations.

This position is subject to final approval of the project by the German Federal Ministry for Education and Research.



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