International Research Training Group "Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region"
Post-doctoral research topic: De- and Re-Bordering of Shared Economic Spaces
Subject area: History and related disciplines
Starting date: 1st April 2014 (subject to approval from the DFG)
Renumeration: from € 28K p.a.. Salary based on public sector pay scale T-VL13.
The contract will end on 31 March 2016 (extension is not possible).
Closing date for applications: 10th January 2014
The University of Greifswald has received funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG) for the International Research Training Group "Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region" and now invites applications from well-qualified candidates for a post-doctoral research position.
The International Research Training Group was initiated by the University of Greifswald, the University of Lund (Sweden), and the University of Tartu (Estonia). In Greifswald, the subject areas offered are History, Baltic, Slavonic and Scandinavian Languages and Literature, History of Art, Political Science, and Systematic theology. The complementary disciplines of Ethnology, Geography, and Sociology are offered in Lund and Tartu.
With a geographical focus on the Baltic Sea region, the overarching research themes are:
1. The emergence and transformation of historical borderlands
2. The cultural contexts of cross-border action in borderland areas
3. The economic permeability and persistence of borders
4. New border regimes: The political dimension of border formation and dissolution
- applicants should hold a good PhD degree
- exposé for a research proposal relating to one of the five themes of research (max. 10 pages)
- good written and spoken English and German. Knowledge of Estonian or Swedish is desirable but not essential.
Willingness to take on organisational and planning tasks, teaching duties, and to supervise PhD students within the International Research Training Group is essential.
The University of Greifswald is committed to increasing the share of women and disabled people within the organisation. Women and disabled people are explicitly invited to apply. The post-holder is expected to take up residence in Greifswald.
Applications (with curriculum vitae, copies of educational qualifications and PhD thesis, list of publications, a written reference from a university professor, and a research proposal) should be sent to the speaker of the International Research Training Group, Professor Dr. Michael North by 10th January 2014.
For further details:
Telephone: +49 3834 86-33 41
Fax: +49 3834 86-33 33
Professor Dr. Michael North
Speaker of the International Research Training Group "Baltic Borderlands: Shifting Boundaries of Mind and Culture in the Borderlands of the Baltic Sea Region"