Junior Visiting Researcher Position On Popular Reactions To Polish Nationalism In The Prussian Partition Between 1871 And 1914, Benasta (Erc Project) (F/M/D)

Central European University
May 01, 2024
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CEU Democracy Institute


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Application deadline:

Open until filled

Starting date: July 01, 2024 (negotiable) Application deadline: Open until filled, review of applications will start May 01, 2024

The Democracy Institute (DI) of the Central European University (CEU) in Budapest invites applications for a two-year long Junior Visiting Researcher position to study non-elite adherence to Polish nationalism in the Prussian partition (Poznań/Posen, West Prussia and possibly Warmia) between 1871 through 1914. The research is part of the ERC Starting Grant project BENASTA (Becoming National against the State: Popular discontent and adherence to minority nationalisms in late nineteenth-century Eastern Europe, https: // democracyinstitute.ceu.edu/projects/becoming-national-against-st...). The project aims at investigating popular reactions to minority national movements in East-Central Europe in the half century before the First World War, led by Agoston Berecz (https: // democracyinstitute.ceu.edu/people/agoston-berecz). Female researchers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Main tasks

  • Archival and library research in Berlin-Dahlem and Poznań, potentially also in Bydgoszcz and/or Olsztyn.
  • Research of contemporary newspapers.
  • Writing at least one article based on your research for a leading international journal.
  • Active participation at the online project meetings (biweekly) and onsite workshops (every four months in Budapest).
  • Optionally, collaborating on the monograph arising from the project.
  • Participation at international conferences, individually and as part of the team.
  • Contributions to the project website.
  • Qualifications and skills

  • Applicants should be either enrolled in a doctoral programme or be prepared to do so.
  • Strong writing and presentation skills in English.
  • At least a good passive knowledge of Polish and German.
  • Experience in reading Kurrentschrift.
  • Previous research in modern Polish history, the Wilhelmine Empire or the history of nationalism is an advantage.
  • What we offer We offer competitive remuneration as well as a dynamic and international academic environment. The initial contract is for two years with the possibility of renewal for an additional 2 years.

    How to apply

    Applicants need to submit:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Writing sample in English (unpublished paper or published article or book chapter)
  • Doctoral thesis proposal of description of your thesis research (if available)
  • Please send your complete application package as one single pdf file to: [email protected] – including job code in subject line: 2024/020. Informal inquiries can be addressed to Agoston Berecz [email protected], Principal Investigator. CEU is strongly committed to the promotion of gender equality and equal opportunities within our institution. Previous training, work experience and/or engagement with matters of equality, diversity and inclusion at the organizational level will be an asset. Central European University does not discriminate on the basis of—including, but not limited to—race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, gender and sexual orientation in administering its educational policies, admissions policies, employment, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic and other school-administered programs.

    About CEU

    One of the world's most international universities, a unique founding mission positions Central European University as both an acclaimed center for the study of economic, historical, social and political challenges, and a source of support for building open and democratic societies that respect human rights and human dignity. CEU is accredited in the United States and Austria, and offers English-language bachelor's, master's and doctoral programs in the social sciences, the humanities, law, environmental sciences, management and public policy. CEU enrolls more than 1,400 students from over 100 countries, with faculty from over 50 countries.

    In 2019, CEU relocated from Hungary to Austria as the Hungarian government revoked its ability to issue US-accredited degrees in the country. As a result, CEU offers all of its degree programs in Vienna, Austria; and retains a non-degree, research and civic engagement presence in Budapest, Hungary, through its CEU Democracy Institute, the Institute for Advanced Study, the CEU Summer University and The Vera and Donald Blinken Open Society Archives (OSA), and its Hungarian language public educational programs and public lectures.

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