Employment: Doctoral Fellowship, Heidelberg University

Closing date 15th April 2013

Doctoral Fellowship (wiss. Mitarbeiter) in South Asian History / Early Modern History / Environmental History,
Heidelberg University.

The “Heidelberg Center for the Environment (HCE) at Heidelberg University invites applications for a Doctoral Fellowship (wiss. Mitarbeiter for 3 years) in South Asian History Early Modern History / Environmental History within the Junior Research Group (JRG) “Environment and Society. Facing Famine in the Early Modern World”.

The position will start on May 1st 2013 or as soon as possible thereafter, and is awarded for 3 years (2+1). The position is remunerated according to the German TVL 13 scale. It includes a fully equipped work space, and access to travel and publication funds. Heidelberg University does not charge tuition.

The JRG investigates the co-development and entanglement of society and environment focussing on early modern food crises. The JRG is interdisciplinary in scope and combines approaches of environmental history, historical climatology, social ecology and postcolonial studies. The successful applicant will be expected to complete a PhD dissertation on 18th century famines focussing on the Indian subcontinent and contribute to the group’s scientific activities.

Potential candidates can contact the group leader Dr. Dominik Collet (dominik.collet@uni-heidelberg.de) for more information.

Successful applicants will hold a Master’s degree in Indian/South Asian studies, history, cultural anthropology or a related discipline and have received substantial training in archival research and ethnographic methods. Very good spoken and written English is required. Proficiency in Bengali and/or Farsi is advantageous.

Applications must include a cover letter, CV, academic transcripts, a short proposal of the planned PhD project (max. 700 words, in English or German), and one letter of recommendation (sent separately). Heidelberg University is an equal opportunity employer and wishes to promote equality at all levels.

Deadline for applications is April 15th 2013, though applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please submit your application electronically as a single PDF to the following address: dominik.collet@uni-heidelberg.de



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