Lund University, The Faculties of Humanities and Theology, Department of History
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Description of the workplace
The Department of History is a large department encompassing three subjects: History, Human Rights and East and South-East Asian Studies. The research in history broadly focuses on cultural history. In terms of chronology, the research extends from the early Middle Ages to the present day with an inclination towards the early modern period and the 1900s. A large part of the research focuses on international and global history as well as the history of knowledge.
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Work duties and areas of responsibility
We are searching for a researcher to join the Swedish Research Council-funded project Moved Apart: Communicated Experiences of Separation in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries. The project explores how experiences of separation are shaped by life stages, by time and space, and by letters.
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You will join a team travelling to diverse archives in Europe and East Asia, and jointly compile a database of early modern letters. In addition, you will have the opportunity to propose and carry out your own research within the frame of the project, and to develop organisational skills. The project is based at Lund University, and entails international archival trips, and subsequent database input. The working language of the project is English. The position is a career development post and its purpose is to act as an initial step on a career path. You will be offered to follow the program Postdoc Career Success (PCS), organized by Lund University, be provided with office space and be fully integrated into the daily workings of the department.
Requirements for employment are:
- A Ph.D. or an international degree deemed equivalent.
- A PhD (or equivalent) in history.
- The ability to read in either Japanese or Korean, and some familiarity with its premodern forms.
- Very good English language skills (spoken and written) are required.
Additional qualifications for the position are:
- Documented ability to work with early modern manuscripts.
- Knowledge of Classical Chinese.
The appointment is limited to 24 months and refers to 75% employment.
How to apply
Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application is to/should include a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application is to/should also include a CV, degree certificates or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)
The application must include:
- A Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
- Proof of having received a Ph.D. degree
- A list of publications
- A research plan of no more than 1500 words (including list of references) of the research project the candidate intends to pursue during the fellowship, and how this fits within the project
The research plan is to contain a description of:
- relation to the project 'Moved apart'
- aim and research questions
- theory and methodology
- relation to current research
- the applicant's ability and competence to carry out the project.
About The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology
The Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology have eight departments and carries out large and varied work within research and education with the purpose to understand people as cultural and social beings. The faculties have around 700 employees and around 4000 students.
The Department of History is one of the eight departments within the Joint Faculties of the Humanities and Theology. It is a large department consisting of three divisions: the Division of history, the Division of human rights and the Centre for East and South-East Asian Studies. Around 70 teachers and researchers work at the department. They undertake teaching within the BA programmes in history and human rights, the masters programme in history and the international masters programmes in human rights and Asian studies. The department also has a large post-graduate programme with Ph.D. students in history and human rights, as well as a research school in history.
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Type of employment Permanent position
Contract type Part-time
First day of employment 2024-04-01
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 75
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2023/3926
Lina Sturfelt, Head of Department, https://www.ht.lu.se/kontakt/anstallda/
Lisa Hellman, Professor, https://www.ht.lu.se/kontakt/anstallda/
Svante Norrhem, Senior Lecturer, https://www.ht.lu.se/kontakt/anstallda/