PhD in Social History, Netherlands

Deadline: 03/06/2010
Open to:
MA in history, sociology or other social sciences
Salary: € 2.042 – € 2.612

International Institute of Social History (IISH)
PhD Student (f/m)

(38 hours per week)

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

Job requirements

The PhD Student applicant should:
– have a MA degree in history, sociology or other social sciences with a strong interest in social and cultural history;
– 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 4 years. The intended starting date is 1 October 2010.
The estimated PhD starting salary is € 2.042,- gross per month gross the first year and increases to € 2.612,- gross in the fourth year, scale P, 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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