Post-Doctoral Researcher (F/M/D)

Central European University
May 15, 2024
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Department of History


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Application deadline date:

May 15, 2024

Starting date: the earliest October 1, 2024 (the latest January 01, 2025) Full- Or Part-Time: Part-time (35 hrs/week)

CEU's Department of Historical Studies is announcing a two-year postdoctoral fellowship within the framework of the Cluster of Excellence “EurAsian Transformations” (https: // www.

Regional and chronological specializations are open, but applicants should demonstrate the ability to engage in research on transregional phenomena in Eurasian history (with the focus on the areas from Central Europe to South Asia) between c. 800 and c. 1850, based on expertise in one or more languages used locally or regionally. The chief intellectual goal of the CoE is to reorient the study of Eurasia from a global history approach based largely on the sources in Western languages, to the rich textual and material resources from the region, thus setting the basis for greater diversity and appreciation of cultural heritage in both research and teaching curricula. With questions of both comparison and connectivity in mind, the research agenda of the Cluster focuses on various imperial formations and discourses (as well as resistances to them); dynamics between ecological and economic trends; cultural and linguistic diversity; mobility and communication; constructions of identities, etc.

The successful applicant will be affiliated with the CEU's Department of Historical Studies (please see the international faculty profiles of the new Department of Historical Studies here and here). As a Cluster member, they would also join a dynamic network of specialists in over twenty regional languages and scripts, historians, art historians, as well as experts in Digital Humanities from the Austrian Academy of Sciences (Host Institution), University of Vienna, University of Innsbruck, and CEU. In addition to eligibility criteria listed below, the successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to Cluster-related research and training activities as well as transfer of knowledge (i.e. public-facing activities such as podcasts, poster sessions, short educational videos, educational video games, participating is Vienna-wide public forums like Children's University, etc).

Eligibility and Requirements:

  • PhD in hand by the start of the fellowship
  • research project related to one of the research nodes and/or transversal working groups of the Cluster (see https: // www. transformations/research)
  • residence in Vienna for the duration of the fellowship
  • What CEU offers

  • A two-year contract for 35 hrs/week, with a monthly remuneration of gross 4,169 EUR gross (paid in 14 installments, as customary for Austrian employment contracts) as well as additional benefits (meal voucher, pension contribution).
  • Being part of an exciting cross-institutional project, building a new intellectual environment etc., possibility for research dissemination and engaging with the public.
  • How to apply

    Applicants need to submit:

  • A cover letter including a statement about the relevance of the applicant's research to the Cluster of Excellence and the Department of Historical Studies at CEU
  • A comprehensive CV, including a list of publications, language skills, the names and contact details of three referees
  • 5-page project description
  • An article-length writing sample
  • We do not ask for reference letters at the first stage of application; the referees of long-listed candidates will be contacted for references later.

    Please send your complete application package to [email protected] – including the job code in the subject line: 2024/032.

    Questions can be addressed to Professor Tijana Krstic ([email protected]). The decision will be communicated by the end of June 2024.

    CEU is an equal opportunity employer. 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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