Postdoctoral Position (m/f)

Key responsibilities

Submitting research results for publication to international peer-reviewed academic journals in single and co-authorship with other team members

Attending and actively participating in all the team meetings

Jointly contribute to the team’s ...

13 dagen geleden

Arbeidsvoorwaarden

Standplaats:
Korte Spinhuissteeg, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland
Dienstverband:
Tijdelijk contract / Tijdelijke opdracht
Uren per week:
30 uur
Opleidingsniveau:
WO

Functieomschrijving

Key responsibilities

  • Submitting research results for publication to international peer-reviewed academic journals in single and co-authorship with other team members

  • Attending and actively participating in all the team meetings

  • Jointly contribute to the team’s database (as a research tool for the whole project)

  • Presenting papers at conferences and workshops

  • Co-organizing conferences and workshops

  • Participating in research activities at the N. W. Posthumus Institute

Functie-eisen

Selection criteria:

  • PhD in History (or relevant discipline closely connected with the theme of this subproject)
  • Written and oral fluency in Dutch and English
  • Demonstrable interest for research premises of the project.
  • Willingness to work within a team and an international academic community that aspires to scholarly excellence
  • A problem-focused approach to research and demonstrable ability to apply theoretical and comparative frameworks
  • Ability to work both independently and as a member of a team

Conditions

The appointment with the IISH is for the duration of 21 months from March 1, 2018 for 0,8 fte. Initially the employee will receive a one year contract. The remuneration amounts to €3475 (salary scale 11.0 Collective Labour Agreement Dutch Universities) in a full-time appointment. The IISG offers appealing secondary employment conditions, including but not limited to 8.3% year-end bonus, 8% holiday allowance, a good pension plan and 6 weeks worth of vacation days every year.

Additional information

For additional information concerning this vacancy, please contact prof. dr. Ulbe Bosma, email ubo@iisg.nl or dr. Matthias van Rossum, email mvr@iisg.nl. More information about the IISH can be found at www.socialhistory.org.

Bedrijfsomschrijving

The International Institute of Social History (IISH) conducts advanced research on global and economic history of work, workers, and labour relations and to this end gathers data, which are made available to other researchers as well.

The KNAW Humanities Cluster includes the International Institute of Social History, the Huygens Institute of Netherlands History and the Meertens Institute. They share one operational office, which organizes and supports the operational management of the Humanities Cluster as a whole and of the three institutes separately.

The General Project
The Early Modern Dutch Empire was characterized by diversity. The project Resilient Diversity: The Governance of Racial and Religious Plurality in the Dutch Empire, 1600-1800 https://socialhistory.org/en/projects/resilient-diversity-governance-racial-and-religious-plurality-dutch-empire-1600-1800 looks into how diversity was governed in the Dutch Empire in the Atlantic and the Indian Oceans. At the same time, it looks for the reasons for the resilience of institutions of diversity governance and its impact in Early Modern and contemporary society.

The Postdoctoral Project
The candidate will be responsible for the development of the subproject.
This subproject will study how and why patterns of employment in relation to diversity changed over time among key occupational groups within the Dutch empire, namely soldiers, sailors and artisans. https://socialhistory.org/en/projects/managing-diversity-supervising-functions-managing-colonial-workplaces The candidate will be directly supervised by Prof Ulbe Bosma and co-supervised by Dr Matthias van Rossum.

The Team
This project is a joint endeavor between the International Institute of Social History (IISG-Amsterdam) and the Institute for History, Leiden University. The candidate will work within a team of four senior researchers (at the IISG: Prof Ulbe Bosma and Dr Matthias van Rossum, at Leiden: Prof Cátia Antunes, Dr Karwan Fatah Black;), two postdoctoral fellows and two PhD candidates.

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