Research Fellow in Modern European History of Germany & Austria

University College London

United Kingdom

UCL Department / Division
Institute of Advanced Studies
Specific unit / Sub department
Centre for Collective Violence, Holocaust and Genocide Studies
Location of position
Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance)
£35,965 - £43,470 per annum
Duties and Responsibilities

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 post is funded for 14.5 months in the first instance.


Key Requirements

PhD in a relevant subject area (NB the thesis must have been successfully passed and award of PhD confirmed by no later than 31 January 2020)

Historical expertise in 20th-century history with particular reference to Europe during the Nazi era

Theoretical expertise and knowledge relevant to analysis of material concerning perpetrators and processes of historical discrimination

Proven ability to analyse and write about complex historical material

Effective written and verbal communication skills

Fluency(written and spoken) in German and English

Experience of working in a research environment

Ability and willingness to travel within the UK and overseas for archival research


Further Details

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Closing Date
10 Feb 2020
Latest time for the submission of applications
Interview date
28 February 2020.
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