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Two Post-Doctoral Positions at CEFRES - Charles University

03 August, 2017 19:39
Two Post-Doctoral Positions at CEFRES - Charles University

Cofunded by the Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic and CEFRES (French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences)

Period: 1 January 2018—31 December 2019

Application Deadline: August 23, 2017

Application Language: English only

Two post-doctoral researchers will be recruited from 1 January 2018 at CEFRES with the support of the Charles University. They will be both affiliated to CEFRES and to a relevant department at Charles University. Each one will work on their individual research and in cooperation with a senior researcher of the center within the frame of a collective research project. Applicants must select one of the projects below. Both post-doctoral researchers will be recruited on the basis of the quality of the research they conduct and their befitting the research programs they intend to join.

  • Research project 1: “Archives and Interculturality”

This research project will associate one post-doctoral researcher with CNRS researcher Benedetta Zaccarello.

  • Research project 2. TANDEM post-doctoral position

A specific competition to recruit a second post-doctoral researcher is open for competition on one out of three possible topics listed below. He/She will work in association with a researcher from the Czech Academy of Sciences (CAS) within the frame of the TANDEM program.

- Topic 1: “Cosmopolitics of Hunt: Bringing Europe into Perspective”

This research project will associate one post-doctoral researcher with CAS researcher Luděk Brož.

- Topic 2: “Denaturalization and refugees in Europe in the first half of the 20th century”

This research project will associate one post-doctoral researcher with CAS researcher Michal Frankl.

- Topic 3: “Islamic Activists in Exile: Europe, Middle East and South-Asia”

This research project will associate one post-doctoral researcher with CAS researcher Giedre Sabaseviciute.

Description: Candidates will be expected to contribute to the project on the contemporary exiled Islamic activists in European, Middle Eastern and South-Asian cities. The project aims to research the ways in which the experience of exile affect the trajectories of activism, focusing on how different national context influence their career choices, which vary between the continuation of activism, involvement into different causes, or disengagement. Possible research topics include but are not restricted to 1- circulation of ideas, norms and activism through human networks; 2- patterns of activist network formation; 3- relationship between the exiled activists and their host countries; 4- continuities and ruptures in individual trajectories of activism. Candidates are expected to have conducted their doctoral research in one of the regions covered by the project (The Gulf, Turkey, South-Asia), to be proficient of one of its languages (Turkish, Arabic, Malay), and have an important knowledge of the fieldwork. Interdisciplinary approach is preferred, as well as some experience in ethnographic and biographical research, media studies, and discourse analysis.

Applicants may contact Giedre Sabaseviciute before applying for any relevant questions on their application. Please write to: saba@orient.cas.cz

Application Package

Applicants should provide the following documents:

Application packages must be submitted by 23 August 2017 electronically in an email at: clararoyer@cefres.cz.

Selected post-doctoral researchers will be informed on 2 October 2017. 

Founded in Prague in 1991, CEFRES–French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences–is a research institute subject to the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Its principal task is the development of academic networks in the Czech Republic and Central Europe.

More information at: Centre français de recherche en sciences sociales (CEFRES)

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