Postdoctoral Fellowship in History, Netherlands

Deadline: 03/06/2010
Open to: PhD in History
Salary: € 3.195 –  € 4.374

International Institute of Social History (IISH)
Postdoctoral Fellow (f/m)

(38 hours per week)

A two years postdoctoral fellowship grant has been offered by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to a recently PhD defended researcher affiliated to the International Institute of Social History to write a manuscript on the social history of labour in the Iranian oil industry and participate in the IISH’s activities.

Job requirements

The Postdoctoral fellow schould:
– A PhD in History or a related discipline;
– have the ability to teamwork while carry out research independently and enthusiastically;
– possess the language skills necessary to study the primary sources in the Persian language and to read the relevant secondary literature;
– have good communication skills in English, both oral and written;
– provide three letters of references.

Conditions of employment

This position involves a temporary appointment with the Stichting IISG for a period of 2 years. The intended starting date is 1 October 2010.
Depending on training and work experience, the gross salary for a full-time appointment (38 hours a week) will be between € 3.195,- and € 4.374,-, scale 11, Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-Nederlandse Universiteiten), excluding 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% year-end bonus. We offer an extensive package of fringe benefits.


You can apply for this job before 3 June 2010 by sending a curriculum vitae and letter of motivation, detailing your ambitions and suitability for this position, three letters of references and a copy of MA or PhD thesis to [email protected] (for the PhD position) or [email protected] (for the postdoc position), to the attention of Marjoleine Cornelissen (head General Services) or to the Stichting IISG, Ms. Marjoleine Cornelissen, Postbus 2169, 1000 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Additional information about the positions can be obtained from Prof. dr Touraj Atabaki, head of the IISH Middle East and Central Asia Desk, e-mail [email protected], tel. +31-(0)20-6685866.
The International Institute of Social History is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its departments. It welcomes nominations of, and applications from, women and members of different ethnicity groups who would bring additional dimensions to the institute’s research missions.

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