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Post-doc Researcher « History of Anglo/German Kinship and Gender 19/20 Century »

The GHIL is looking to appoint one post-doctoral researcher – full time (40 hours per week), to a fixed-term post for one year, based in London WC1, starting as soon as possible.

The position forms part of an emerging research cluster in the history of kinship and gender at the GHIL. The researcher will work on any aspect of the history of kinship and gender in the 19th or 20th century, ideally involving British or German aspects. Binational, transnational, comparative or global perspectives on the topic are welcome.

The post-doctoral researcher will:

  • conduct and publish their own research within the history of kinship and gender;
  • prepare and write a grant application for a large project associated with the GHIL;
  • write research reports and blogs, and enhance the international visibility of the institute;
  • be resident in London and travel to some events in Germany or beyond.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • have a PhD degree in history or a related field;
  • can provide evidence of, or potential for, international excellence in published research;
  • have experience writing grant applications and project proposals;
  • have an excellent command of written and spoken English, and a good command of written and spoken German;
  • are team-players and willing to contribute proactively to the GHIL research team;
  • have good organisational skills.

The salary, which is based on the German Embassy´s pay scheme, is £3996 per month (£4155 after a six-month probation period). Andre Tummernicht (tummernicht(ghi)ghil.ac.uk) can answer any questions relating to salary and work environment.

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 women to apply. 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 (maximum four pages), 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: kinship) to reach bewerbungen(ghi)ghil.ac.uk by 3 April 2020.

For questions about this role please contact

Deutsches Historisches Institut London
Frau Prof. Dr. Christina von Hodenberg
Email: bewerbungen(ghi)ghil.ac.uk

Interviews will be held in London on 18 May 2020.

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.