PhD position in Soviet History (m/f/d; E13 TV-L, 65%), on Environment and Health in the Soviet Union and its Successor States, 1945–2000 (Universität Tübingen; Deadline 17 January 2021)

Tuebingen_1900_pict The Institute for Eastern European History is looking for a highly skilled and motivated Phd student to join our French-German Project “The Ecological Body in a Toxic World. Environment and Health in the Soviet Union and Its Successor States, 1945–2000”: 

Phd position in Soviet History (m/f/d; E13 TV-L, 65% – 36 months)

is to be filled ideally in March 2021 (with flexibility due to the current epidemiological situation). The position is funded for 3 years. Funding for travel, research assistants, computers and other expenses is also available. Lees meer…

Jobs: Postgraduate funding opportunities in History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine at the University of Cambridge, 2021-22 (Deadline: 3 December 2020)

The Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge is the largest of its kind in the UK, and has an unrivalled reputation for teaching and research. Staff have expertise in the history and philosophy of a wide range of sciences and of medicine. Lees meer…

Research Fellowships López Piñero Institute, Valencia. 2020-2021 (Deadline: 20 October 2020)

The fellowships are aimed at scholars working in history of science, medicine and technology and related fields, who want to conduct research on the library and museum collections of the López Piñero Interuniversity Institute. Visiting scholars are also expected to collaborate within the seminar cycles and other activities and participate in academic meetings with members of the institute IILP. Lees meer…

Jobs (Phds and Postdocs): Technosciences, Materiality, & Digital Cultures (University of Vienna; Deadline: 1 April 2020)

The Department of Science and Technology Studies at the University of Vienna is currently recruiting for one post-doc (6 years) and one pre-doc (4 year PhD) position.

These posts will join the research group of Prof Sarah Davies, which focuses on Technosciences, Materiality, and Digital Culture. The university is looking for scholars whose research explores interactions between technoscience and digitisation in public spaces, cultures, and digital environments. Lees meer…

Jobs: Postdoc/PhD Candidate, “Managing Scarcity” (Maastricht University; various deadlines)

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Maastricht University is hiring two PhDs and one postdoc (four-year appointments) for an NWO-funded project on the history of the oil industry, resource scarcity, and alternative energy in the long 1970s. Lees meer…

Job: Postdoctoral researcher, “Moving Animals: A History” (5 yrs; History Department, Maastricht University; Deadline 7 May 2019)

Applicants are invited for a 5 year postdoctoral position within the project “Moving Animals: A History of Science, Media and Policy in the Twentieth Century”. The project is funded by a NWO Vici grant awarded to the principal investigator, Dr. Raf De Bont.

Research project

The project ‘Moving Animals’ will study how the long-distance movement of wild animals has been understood, represented and managed in the course of the twentieth century. While historians of globalization have extensively studied the movement of humans, commodities and ideas, they overall had little attention for animal movement and the ways in which it has been perceived and managed by humans.

‘Moving Animals’ will combine perspectives from the history of science, cultural history and environmental history, in order to analyze (1) the ways in which humans have gained (both scientific and ‘vernacular’) knowledge about animal movement, (2) how this movement has been represented in the media, (3) how animal mobilities have been actively managed and have become the object of governance.


Vacancy Friday: Jobs in Leiden and Maastricht (PhD, Post-doc, Assistant Professor; Deadlines 31 May, 30 April)

The following vacancies are currently open:

Maastricht University

Leiden University

Jobs: PhD position & Assistant Professorship (Maastricht; Deadlines 15 March (PhD) & 28 February (! AP))

The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) is looking for a PhD candidate on the project “Convention Conventions. Routines and Rituals in International Scientific Conferences, 1910-1960” at the Department of History & STS Programme, Maastricht University (1,0 fte, 3 years).

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Assistant professor in Cultural History (19th and 20th centuries) at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department of History, Maastricht University 1.0fte 6-year tenure-track position.

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Job: Full Professor of Theory and History of Psychology (Groningen University; Full-time)

The Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences (FBSS) of Groningen University is seeking internationally-renowned applicants for a Full professor position in Theory and History of Psychology. She/he will manage the expertise group, including the supervision of its academic staff. She/he will contribute to the bachelor and master programme in courses related to the theory and history of psychology and in guiding thesis projects of students. She/he will also supervise internal and external PhD students, in cooperation with colleagues.

Read morea at the Groningen University web site

Job: Fully funded PhD position “Atmospheric Tides Science”, Ghent University & Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice (Deadline: 28 February 2019)

Ghent University & Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice offer a fully funded PhD position for the research of Atmospheric Tides Science. The student will work on a specific project under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Steven Vanden Broecke (Ghent University) and Prof. Dr. Craig Martin (Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia). Lees meer…