Department of History

Assistant PhD Position "African History (Late 15th - Early 19th Century)"
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The Department of History of the University of Zurich, Switzerland, is one of the biggest historical institutes in continental Europe. It is home to about 150 scholars who teach and do research as well as to almost 2000 students (BA, MA, PhD).

The Department of History invites applications for a PhD position in «African History (Late 15th – Early 19th Century)». The successful candidate will be a member of the research group lead by Prof Roberto Zaugg, which includes scholars working on different topics and geographical areas.

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What we offer

The appointment is offered for two years in the first instance, with extension up to a total of six years pending good performance. The salary is fixed according to the guidelines of the Canton Zurich.

In addition to the salary, she/he will be entitled to apply for university grants in order to do research in foreign archives and to attend international conferences. She/he will have an equipped workspace at the University of Zurich.

The research group lead by Prof Roberto Zaugg wishes to strengthen its connections to African institutions. Candidates who have attended high school in an Africa country or have earned their BA and/or MA at an African university are explicitly encouraged to apply for this position. The University of Zurich is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes applications from both female and male candidates.

Place of work

University of Zurich (Switzerland)

Start of employment

1 November 2019 or upon agreement

Please, submit the following documents (as PDF-files) by 15 September 2019:
The letter of motivation, the CV and the proposal for the PhD project should be written in English.

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