2 Doctoral Researchers "Center for Holocaust Studies" (Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History)

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Type: 
Grant
Date: 
December 10, 2019
Location: 
Germany
Subject Fields: 
Holocaust, Genocide, and Memory Studies

The Center for Holocaust Studies at the Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History in Munich invites applications for:

Two Doctoral Researchers (f/m/d)

The main duties include:
- To undertake independent research on the history of the Holocaust and its wider contexts
- To write a doctoral dissertation, preferably for PhD qualification in the field of history
- To proactively participate in team meetings and joint events

Key requirements:
- M.A. or equivalent in History with excellent academic achievements
- Expertise in 20th-century German and European history, including the Nazi period - Proficiency (written and spoken) in English and German
- Willingness to work in a collaborative environment

What we offer:
- A three-year employment contract to work in Munich
- A salary paid according to the TV-L scale (65% E13 TV-L). For more information, see: http://oeffentlicher-dienst.info.
- Excellent working conditions in a stimulating research environment

The Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History strives for a gender balance in all of its employment groups. We therefore particularly encourage applications by women. Our aim is to further improve the compatibility between working and family life. In case of equal qualifications, applications by individuals with severe disabilities will be given preferential treatment.

Please submit the following application materials:
- A cover letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for the post
- A full CV, including publications (if available)
- A research proposal (3-5 pages) outlining your ideas for a doctoral research project
- Copies of your university transcripts and diplomas (please do not send originals as these cannot be returned)

Please send your application either as a hard copy by postal mail or in one PDF file by e-mail to the Director of the Institute for Contemporary History, Prof. Dr. Andreas Wirsching, Institut für Zeitgeschichte München–Berlin, Leonrodstr. 46b, 80636 München (bewerbung[at]ifz-muenchen.de).

Informal inquiries about the project may be addressed to Prof. Dr. Frank Bajohr, the Head of the Center for Holocaust Studies (bajohr[at]ifz-muenchen.de) and Dr. Andrea Löw, the Deputy Head of the Center (loew[at]ifz-muenchen.de). Applications may be submitted in English or German. Application deadline: 10 December 2019.