The Department of Political Science and Contemporary History in the University of Turku, Finland, is looking for a
Visiting research fellow at the post-graduate or post-doctoral level (1-3 months, calendar year 2014)
The field of research is Contemporary History, with a specialization in the History of International Relations and European Integration.
The Department of Political Science and Contemporary History is firmly rooted in the traditions of academic research in the following fields: Electoral studies and Finnish domestic politics, Media studies, History and Theory of international relations, Diplomatic History, Cold War Studies, History and Politics of European Integration. Our empirical focus is on Finland and the Baltic/Nordic area, although the Department also hosts the Centre for East-Asian studies. The visiting researcher will be located in the Contemporary History division, more specifically in the History and Politics of European Integration program. Candidates with a background in historical research will be given a priority, while research interests in other fields of the Department and an experience of interdisciplinary work will be considered as assets.
The Department’s goal is to develop teaching and research activities linked to the History of European integration and the role of the Nordic and Baltic countries in this process. The department is one of the main participants in the ReImag-project, which deals with the end of the Cold War and visions of the post-Cold War order in Finland and Estonia (http://www.reimag.fi/team/). The fellow is expected to help in the development of these activities in collaboration with the Department’s staff, through teaching and publication work based on her or his own research.
In addition to accommodation, the fellow will be paid a monthly allowance of 1000 euros. The Department will provide a computer, office space, access to the collections held within the university library, access to web-based services. The Department will also facilitate contacts and fund research trips to Helsinki or Stockholm. The researcher will be provided accommodation in the university guest house, and per honorarium fees for any teaching provided. Costs for travelling to and from Turku, as well as insurance and other fees (including immigration fees) are not covered. For more information, please contact Executive Administrator Auli Kultanen-Leino (firstname.lastname@example.org).
To apply, please e-mail a CV, list of publications, and letter of motivation stating the reasons of your application, your research interests, and the period you would prefer for the fellowship to take place, to Senior Lecturer Louis Clerc (email@example.com). Letters of recommendation can be added to the application. The deadline is March 15th 2014.
Additional Visiting Fellows with external sources of funding are also welcome to apply. Self-funding fellows may apply at any time.
For more information on the announcement, please contact Senior Lecturer Louis Clerc (firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions on working and living in Finland, please contact the University’s international desk (email@example.com), or consult the following links:
The University of Turku: http://www.utu.fi/en/
The Division of Contemporary History: http://www.soc.utu.fi/laitokset/poliittinenhistoria/en/
Researchers’ accommodation in Turku: http://www.utu.fi/en/research/mobility/housing.html
The Welcome to Turku-guide: http://www.utu.fi/tiedostot/nakoislehdet/oppaat/Welcome_center/