Early Career Research Fellowship: Westphalia for the Middle East Project

11 May 2018

The Forum on Geopolitics at POLIS and Peterhouse in the University of Cambridge wish to appoint an Early Career Research Fellow for the Westphalia for the Middle East Project, one of its 'Laboratories of World Construction'.  The post is funded for 3 years and is non-renewable.

The Research Fellow will engage in scholarly research, drive forward the Westphalia Project, organise events (for which there is a small budget), participate in public engagement and other activities as required by the Director of the Westphalia Project (Dr Michael Axworthy, University of Exeter), and the Director of the Forum on Geopolitics (Prof. Brendan Simms, Peterhouse, University of Cambridge).

The successful candidate may also be required to assist in teaching History and Politics papers to undergraduates, to assist in the direction of studies, or other administrative activity at Peterhouse.  Teaching on a course in Geopolitics at POLIS, and other activities as delegated by the Project and Forum Directors may also be required. These duties will not exceed six hours per week in total averaged over the year.

Candidates should normally have a PhD of several years standing, an understanding of the Thirty Years War and the Middle East today, and a proven research record in either one of these areas.

Stipend: Currently £21,513 (residential) or £24,297 (non-residential).  Single occupancy accommodation in college is offered free of charge. A research allowance will also be paid.

Further particulars

How to Apply:  A letter of application setting out your suitability for the post, with accompanying curriculum vitae, marked ‘For the Attention of Professor BP Simms’ should be sent to the College Secretary, Ms Liz Wake, at Peterhouse, Cambridge CB2 1RD,  college.secretary@pet.cam.ac.uk     

References:  Applicants should arrange for two academic referees to send their references in support of the application directly to college.secretary@pet.cam.ac.uk and ensure that they are received by the closing date.

Closing Date: 5pm Friday 15th June

NB: Shortlisted candidates will be notified in the week commencing 25 June and should be ready to submit copies of written work and other material, such as a plan of action for the project.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 4th July

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