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The Graduate Institute (Geneva) offers a fully funded position as Resarch Assistant in the framework of a project on The Myth of Homogeneity: Minority Protection and Assimilation in Western Europe, 1919-1939 (Prof. dr. D. Rodogno/Dr. E. Dalle Mulle).
The ‘Myth of Homogeneity: Minority Protection and Assimilation in Western Europe, 1919- 1939’ is a research project funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation and managed by Professor Davide Rodogno and post-doctoral researcher Emmanuel Dalle Mulle that will be pursued at the Graduate Institute between September 2017 and August 2020. Its main objective is to acquire an in-depth picture of the history of the relationships between national minorities and majorities in Western Europe during the interwar years through the analysis of patterns of minority protection and/or assimilation in three case-study countries: Belgium, Italy and Spain. The project will be based on a multi-layered and multi-archival inquiry. The selected applicant will work in a small and dynamic team, under the direct supervision of the project coordinatorResponsibilities:
Carry out substantive research on at least one of the case studies foreseen in the project, including visits to relevant archives; Write a dissertation in International History at the Graduate Institute on a subject to be formulated by the applicant in accordance with Professor Davide Rodogno (ideally on a subject compatible with that explored by the project); Present intermediary and final results at international scientific conferences; Contribute to the further conceptualisation and operationalisation of the project, as well as to the identification of areas of possible improvement; • Help to organise public events relating to the project; • Provide general administrative and communication support, including possible web and/or social media initiatives; • Publish at least one paper in an international peer-reviewed journal during the duration of the project (ideal, not a requirement).Profile:
MA in history, sociology or political sciences, familiarity with nationalism studies and minority issues a plus; • Fluent written and spoken English; intermediate (or higher) proficiency in German; any of the following (French, Spanish, Dutch, Slovenian, Italian) a plus; • Excellent analytical, research and communication skills; • Ability to work in team as well as independently; • Good organisational skills and flexibility, notably ability to manage sudden peaks of workload and multiple tasks, as well as to plan ahead and meet deadlines; • Familiarity with content management systems and social media a plus
Candidates should apply by 15 January 2017.
Interested candidates should submit their application consisting of a motivation letter, CV and 3-page research proposal detailing the subject of their prospective PhD in English.
We look forward to receiving your online application: https://erecruit.graduateinstitute.ch/recrutement/?page=advertisement_display&id=113
Please be aware that, in order to be selected, the candidate must be regularly registered as a PhD student in International History at the Graduate Institute by September 2017.
You can find more information about the admission process at: http://graduateinstitute.ch/application For any question on the position, the project and the recruitment process please write at: