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Perpetrator Studies Network


Research Associate for Modern European History (Germany and Austria)

Applications are welcomed for the position of Research Associate for Modern European History (Germany and Austria) in the Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies at UCL.

The Post-doctoral Research Fellow (PDRF) will work closely with Professor Mary
Fulbrook, Professor Stephanie Bird, and Dr Stefanie Rauch on an AHRC-funded project, Compromised Identities? Reflections on Perpetration and Complicity under Nazism, whilst pursuing his/her own research on a topic related to selected trials and Nazi ‘crime scenes’ and their refraction in different media. The PDRF will also participate in and pro-actively contribute to the activities of the Institute of Advanced Studies.

While allowing some flexibility for the PDRF to develop his or her own research profile and interests, the PDRF will analyse issues arising from or related to questions of justice, trials and Nazi crimes in the context of prevalent social, political and cultural discourses and wider historical situations. The research will shed new light on the contingent, situational and changing understandings of complicity, perpetration, responsibility, and justice in the three Third Reich successor states that occupied distinctively different positions after the war. This research requires relevant historical expertise and linguistic competence in German.

The application should include:

(1) a document which includes a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the criteria for the post, a CV with list of publications, the names of three referees, and a research proposal of no more than 750 words outlining your plan for research and proposed outputs falling within the scope of the PDRF part of the project, indicating how this fits within the wider project; and
(2) one sole-authored article or chapter-length sample of your academic work.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact Catherine Stokes – c.stokes@ucl.ac.uk

The deadline for application is February 10, 2020. For more information, click here.