Research Fellowship in the History of the First World War

Research Fellowship in the History of the First World War at the College of Europe, Natolin campus (Warsaw)

The College of Europe, Natolin Campus (Warsaw) is seeking applications for the position of one six-months Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship with a starting date of January 2015. The posts will be held within the framework of the European Civilization Chair, founded by the European Parliament in honour of the late Professor Bronisław Geremek.

We are looking for graduates with:

a doctorate in History or a closely related field;
a research interest in the First World War, preferably in Central or Eastern Europe;
a proven track record of research in European history, preferably with refereed publications;
a very good command of English or French; preferably both.

Tasks include:

undertaking research activities leading to high-level scholarly publications;
contributing to the activities of the European Civilization Chair, especially to the organization of the conference on the First World War planned for April 2015;
Giving a research paper to the said conference on the First World War;
providing academic support for students undertaking Masters theses related to recent European
history and European civilization, including regular participation in the seminar: ‘History of Europe’.

The College offers:

an excellent academic setting
a six-month contract under Polish law;
a generous remuneration package
an international working environment.

Candidates should prepare a research project of maximum 5 pages on a topic related to the First World War – this may be about its origins, course, impact or consequences.

E-mail applications in English or French, comprising a detailed curriculum vitae, the research project, a letter of motivation and two letters of reference, should be submitted by 15 November 2014 via e-mail to: