The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences is currently seeking to recruit
VISITING SCHOLARS IN COMPARATIVE/TRANSNATIONAL EUROPEAN HISTORY, with a maximum grant period of 3 months, between 1 January 2022 and August 2023. The deadline for the applications is 31 May 2021.
The Visiting Scholar’s position is allocated to the Department of History and Ethnology and its Subject Area of History, with a focus on comparative/transnational European History.
The Visiting Scholar’s duties focus on research in the comparative/transnational history of modern or early modern Europe, particularly in the fields of political history, cultural history and/or the history of ideas. Along with conducting their research, Visiting Scholars are also invited to make limited contributions to teaching and research supervision in the Department, within their areas of expertise.
Qualifications we are looking for
The person appointed to the position is expected to carry out internationally high-level research in comparative/transnational European history. Primarily, we are looking for a person whose field of research is broadly related to historical research currently conducted in the department. Postdoctoral, early career and full professors are all encouraged to apply.
Candidates should have an excellent record of conducting and publishing scientific research and establishing international networks. Attention will be paid to the following: excellence in research; multi-faceted knowledge of comparative/transnational European history; versatile methodological expertise; experience in teaching and research supervision.
The successful applicant will contribute to the department's existing areas of strength, particularly in the comparative study of political cultures, postwar studies and/or gender studies, and/or extend them in new directions. She/he is also welcome to contribute to Academy Professor Pasi Ihalainen’s project “Political Representation: Tensions between Parliament and the People from the Age of Revolutions to the 21st Century”.
The person selected for this position is expected to be able to work in English. Very good English skills are thus required.
What does the University of Jyväskylä offer as an employer?
You become part of our international and multi-science community where the welfare of each individual is important. At Jyväskylä, we offer an attractive and lively campus area with opportunities to maintain an active and healthy lifestyle. To find useful information about the University of Jyväskylä, the City of Jyväskylä and living in Finland, see the University's International Staff Guide.
Short-term visitors for up to three months are paid a tax-free grant, the amount of which depends on the career stage of the Visiting Scholar: 3.000 euros/month for Post Doctoral Researchers, 4.500 euros/month for Associate Professors and 5.500 euros/month for Professors. The above-mentioned grant will also cover travel expenses to and from Jyväskylä and accommodation expenses, either in the university’s guest apartments or in a free-market apartment. Travel and accommodation costs will not be reimbursed separately. The University of Jyväskylä offers support if you wish to book one of the university’s guest apartments for your stay.
How to apply
To apply for this position, the following documents must be submitted to the electronic recruiting system, in English:
Please submit your application by 31 May 2021, using the online application form.
For more information, please contact Head of Department Heli Valtonen, e-mail: email@example.com, tel. +358 40 805 4897 or Professor Pertti Ahonen, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org tel. +358 40 805 4491.
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