Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship at the GHI

The German Historical Institute (GHI) in Washington, D.C., under the directorship of Hartmut Berghoff, is searching for a post-doctoral research fellow in history for an initial three-year period starting in September 2014. The appointment might be extended for up to a total of five years. The successful candidate should have a completed Ph.D. in modern history and be prepared to start a new research project, related to the fields of German, North American, transatlantlantic, or global / transnational history. Research fellows are expected to work on and, if given a five-year appointment, to complete a second book project
    The position requires an active involvement in the general academic work of the GHI; duties may range from editorial oversight of our scholarly publication series to the organization of academic workshops and conferences. Experience in preparing grant applications or in conference organization is a plus. Fellows are expected, furthermore, to contribute to one of the institute’s collaborative research projects; we are especially interested in candidates with a background in the history of migration, or in business economic history. For more information on the GHI’s current research agenda, please visit the Institute's website.
    The GHI is part of the Max Weber Foundation German Humanities Institites Abroad (MWS), which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. The GHI offers a competitive pay package with benefits. Fellows receive support for archival and conference travel and can benefit from the GHI's research facilities and direct access to the holdings of the Library of Congress.
    A good command of written and spoken German is not required but would be a great plus. The GHI is a bilingual research institute with many direct links to Germany. The candidate must have either U.S. citizenship or a valid work permit for the United States. The GHI cannot sponsor visa applications. The GHI is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity of staff. Women, minorities, and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. Please send your letter of application, a research proposal describing your new project (4-6 pages), three names of potential references, and a curriculum vitae in PDF format to by May 12, 2013