Job offers

Rules of Procedure of the Selection Board Applicable to Research Fellows at the ISS PAS

Job offer – an open competition for the position of Assistant Professor in the Department of Literary and Cultural Studies

Requirements

  • PhD in humanities in the discipline of cultural and religious studies or related;
  • Proven track record of research in minority cultures and languages ​​in Central and Eastern Europe;
  • Knowledge of Polish, English and an additional Slavic language.

Additional qualifications

  • Knowledge of other European languages including a minority language;
  • Experience in obtaining grants and scholarships;
  • An idea for conducting team research, including international projects;
  • Experience in dissemination of science.

Applications should include

  • Job application addressed to the Director of the Institute of Slavic Studies PAS;
  • Professional CV with a list of publications;
  • Certified copy of a PhD diploma in humanities.

Document submission deadline

  • 7th November 2022

 

Documents should be submitted by e-mail at: sekretariat@ispan.waw.pl.

The interview will take place between 14th and 17th November 2022.

The committee will make their decision according to the rules and regulations of the Institute of Slavic Studies PAS, maintained on the website (Job Offers).

Employment is scheduled to start on 1st December 2022. The person recruited to work will be given the opportunity to travel to foreign research centres under the contracts concluded by the Institute of Slavic Studies PAS, assistance in preparation of grant applications and stable employment. The person will be asked to submit statements at the Institute of Slavic Studies PAS about the academic field and discipline, about including into the academic potential of the Institute in a relevant discipline, about affiliation of academic achievements at the Institute of Slavic Studies PAS and about the basic workplace.

On the application, please include a clause: “Pursuant to Article 6.1. and the general regulation on the protection of personal data of 27th April 2016 (Journal of Laws UE L 119 of 4th May 2016), I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the personal questionnaire, called CV, for the purposes of current and future recruitment.”

Job offer – an open competition for the research position in the ERC StG Project – Recycling the German Ghosts. Resettlement Cultures in Poland, Czechia and Slovakia after 1945 (SPECTRAL RECYCLING)

Research field

  • Anthropology, cultural studies, history and related disciplines

Researcher profile

  • First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application deadline

  • 19.05.2022 23:00 – Europe/Brussels

Location

  • Poland › Warsaw

Type of contract

  • Temporary (5 years)

Job status

  • Full-time

Hours per week

  • 40

EU research framework programme

  • H2022 / ERC

Reference number

  • 101041946

Offer description

Information about the project: The main aim of the SpectralRecycling ERC project is to investigate the emergence of various resettlement cultures in post-displacement regions. It will explore the case of Slavic Central Europe, including Poland and Czechoslovakia (after 1993 Czechia and Slovakia), where after 1945 over 10 million Germans were expelled from and replaced by new settlers of various cultural backgrounds. The fundamental intuition underlying the project is a conviction that the expellees are in a way present through things encountered by the new settlers.

Job description: The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Recycling the German Ghosts. Resettlement Cultures in Poland, Czechia and Slovakia after 1945 (Spectral Recycling). They will conduct extensive fieldwork, as well as archival study in Czechia, Slovakia and Germany to evaluate the mutual encounters between things left behind (nonhumans) and the new settlers (humans), as well as examine how these encounters influence both humans and things.

The candidate will be responsible for leading their part of the study (Czech-Slovak comparison) from beginning to end, under supervision: developing research ideas, running fieldwork, analyzing archival materials, reporting results by writing up research papers and presenting at international conferences (a standard number of one paper and one presentation per year is expected, as well as taking part in the preparation of a final manuscript of the book that will be the final outcome of the study). The candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with researchers at the ISS PAS at all stages of their career by taking part in seminars and meetings. The core of the project will rely on fieldwork and archival studies in Czechia, Slovakia and Germany. Also, they will be responsible for co-organizing two workshops in the course of the project, as well as for additional search queries, envisioned for the last year of the project.

PI and research group: The candidate will join the team led by Dr. Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska (https://ispan.waw.pl/default/en/employee/karolina-cwiek-rogalska/). Apart from the candidate, the team will be composed of a researcher looking into Polish-Slovak comparison and one PhD student.

Benefits

  • Salary: total salary between 15 364 PLN and 10 043 PLN total (depending on the researcher advancement);
  • Entitlements and other benefits for employees of the ISS PAS;
  • Training opportunities;
  • Space in a shared office in Warsaw.

Selection process

To submit your application, please send the following documents:

  • An academic curriculum vitae with academic accomplishments (4 pages maximum);
  • A copy of the PhD diploma or a proof of being an advance PhD candidate;
  • A cover letter where the person presents themselves and their motivation to take part in the project, as well as prove a very good active knowledge of Czech, Slovak, English and at least good passive knowledge of German (e.g. previous research, publications, internships and foreign scholarships);
  • A list of scholarly achievements, including publications, conference and seminar papers, participation in research projects, academic internships, prizes and awards;
  • A list of publications with one selected publication attached in the form of a published article in English;
  • Contact information (including e-mail).

On the application, please include a clause: Pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, and the general regulation on the protection of personal data of 27.04.2016 (Journal of Laws UE L 119 of 4.05.2016), I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the personal questionnaire, called CV, for the purposes of current and future recruitment.

Documents should be submitted by e-mail to sekretariat@ispan.waw.pl (the title of the document: post-doc ERC “Spectral Recycling”), or delivered to the office of the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1b/17 Bartoszewicza Street in Warsaw before May, 19, 2022.

Documents submitted after the deadline specified in the recruitment announcement will not be assessed.

After verifying and assessing the submitted documents, selected candidates will be informed of the decision via email. Interviews will take place on May 23. The interviews will take place via Zoom or similar electronic meeting services. Candidates will be asked about their motivation for work within the project, experience in fieldwork and archival work, as well as asked to interpret an archival source pointing to its relevance and potential uses in the project. Announcement of final recruitment results: May 26, 2022.

Additional comments

  • Deadline for application: 19.05.2022;
  • Online interviews for pre-selected candidates: 23.05.2022;
  • Starting date: 1.06.2022.

Offer requirements

Required languages:

  • English: Excellent
  • Czech: Excellent
  • Slovak: Excellent
  • German: Good

Skills/Qualifications:

  • PhD diploma or currently pursuing a PhD degree in anthropology, cultural studies, history or related disciplines;
  • Able to carry their own research;
  • Good knowledge of Central European history;
  • Expertize in Czech and Slovak culture and history;
  • Able to produce, analyze and interpret data under supervision;
  • Able to explain the outcome of research and value in written and oral format;
  • Strong background in anthropology and related disciplines;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Specific requirements:

  • Previous research experience in fieldwork / archival work;
  • Able to take ownership for and manage own career progression;
  • Able to set realistic and achievable career goals, and to identify and develop ways to improve employability.

Job offer – an open competition for the research position in the ERC StG Project – Recycling the German Ghosts. Resettlement Cultures in Poland, Czechia and Slovakia after 1945 (SPECTRAL RECYCLING)

Research field

  • Anthropology, cultural studies, history and related disciplines

Researcher profile

  • First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application deadline

  • 10.05.2022 23:00 – Europe/Brussels

Location

  • Poland › Warsaw

Type of contract

  • Temporary (5 years)

Job status

  • Full-time

Hours per week

  • 40

EU research framework programme

  • H2022 / ERC

Reference number

  • 101041946

Offer description

Information about the project: The main aim of the SpectralRecycling ERC project is to investigate the emergence of various resettlement cultures in post-displacement regions. It will explore the case of Slavic Central Europe, including Poland and Czechoslovakia (after 1993 Czechia and Slovakia), where after 1945 over 10 million Germans were expelled from and replaced by new settlers of various cultural backgrounds. The fundamental intuition underlying the project is a conviction that the expellees are in a way present through things encountered by the new settlers.

Job description: The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Recycling the German Ghosts. Resettlement Cultures in Poland, Czechia and Slovakia after 1945 (Spectral Recycling). They will conduct extensive fieldwork, as well as archival study in Poland, Slovakia and Germany to evaluate the mutual encounters between things left behind (nonhumans) and the new settlers (humans), as well as examine how these encounters influence both humans and things.

The candidate will be responsible for leading their part of the study (Polish-Slovak comparison) from beginning to end, under supervision: developing research ideas, running fieldwork, analyzing archival materials, reporting results by writing up research papers and presenting at international conferences (a standard number of one paper and one presentation per year is expected, as well as taking part in the preparation of a final manuscript of the book that will be the final outcome of the study). The candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with researchers at the ISS PAS at all stages of their career by taking part in seminars and meetings. The core of the project will rely on fieldwork and archival studies in Poland, Slovakia and Germany. Also, they will be responsible for co-organizing two workshops in the course of the project, as well as for additional search queries, envisioned for the last year of the project.

PI and research group: The candidate will join the team led by Dr. Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska (https://ispan.waw.pl/default/en/employee/karolina-cwiek-rogalska/). Apart from the candidate, the team will be composed of a post-doc researcher and one PhD student.

Benefits

  • Salary: total salary between 15 364 PLN and 10 043 PLN total (depending on the researcher advancement);
  • Entitlements and other benefits for employees of the ISS PAS;
  • Training opportunities;
  • Space in a shared office in Warsaw.

Selection process

To submit your application, please send the following documents:

  • An academic curriculum vitae with academic accomplishments (4 pages maximum);
  • A copy of the PhD diploma or a proof of being an advance PhD candidate;
  • A cover letter where the person presents themselves and their motivation to take part in the project, as well as prove a very good active knowledge of Polish, Slovak, English and at least good passive knowledge of German (e.g. previous research, publications, internships and foreign scholarships);
  • A list of scholarly achievements, including publications, conference and seminar papers, participation in research projects, academic internships, prizes and awards;
  • A list of publications with one selected publication attached in the form of a published article in English;
  • Contact information (including e-mail).

On the application, please include a clause: Pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, and the general regulation on the protection of personal data of 27.04.2016 (Journal of Laws UE L 119 of 4.05.2016), I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the personal questionnaire, called CV, for the purposes of current and future recruitment.

Documents should be submitted by e-mail to sekretariat@ispan.waw.pl (the title of the document: post-doc ERC “Spectral Recycling”), or delivered to the office of the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1b/17 Bartoszewicza Street in Warsaw before May, 10, 2022.

Documents submitted after the deadline specified in the recruitment announcement will not be assessed.

After verifying and assessing the submitted documents, selected candidates will be informed of the decision via email. Interviews will take place between May, 11 and 13, 2022. The interviews will take place via Zoom or similar electronic meeting services. Candidates will be asked about their motivation for work within the project, experience in fieldwork and archival work, as well as asked to interpret an archival source pointing to its relevance and potential uses in the project. Announcement of final recruitment results: May 16, 2022.

Additional comments

  • Deadline for application: 10.05.2022
  • Online interviews for pre-selected candidates: 11.05.2022–13.05.2022
  • Starting date: 1.06.2022

Offer requirements

Required languages:

  • English: Excellent
  • Polish: Excellent
  • Slovak: Excellent
  • German: Good

Skills/Qualifications:

  • PhD diploma or currently pursuing a PhD degree in anthropology, cultural studies, history or related disciplines;
  • Able to carry his/her own research;
  • Good knowledge of Central European history;
  • Expertize in Polish and Slovak culture and history;
  • Able to produce, analyze and interpret data under supervision;
  • Able to explain the outcome of research and value in written and oral format;
  • Strong background in anthropology and related disciplines;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Specific requirements:

  • Previous research experience in fieldwork / archival work;
  • Able to take ownership for and manage own career progression;
  • Able to set realistic and achievable career goals, and to identify and develop ways to improve employability.

Job offer for a researcher from Ukraine (civil-law contract) in the project “The body and soul of the nation. Volkist themes in early Polish national-democratic thought (1895–1918)”, Opus no. 2018/31/B/HS3/00915

Due to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees from that country into Poland, the National Science Center allows for, within the grant funds, employment in a research team of a scientist from Ukraine, provided that they meet all of the following conditions:

  • The employed person will have at least a doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications (Ukrainian Candidate of Sciences) [due to the subject of the project, preferably a degree in history, cultural studies, sociology or related disciplines];
  • The activities and scientific interests of the employed researcher will be related to the subject of the research project;
  • The employed person worked and conducted research in a scientific unit in Ukraine immediately before the outbreak of the war and, as a result of military operations, arrived to Poland on February 24th 2022 or later;
  • The researcher will be employed by 30th June 2022 at the latest;

The applicant will be expected to meet the following criteria related directly to the project:

  • Fluent knowledge of Ukrainian and Polish or English;
  • Experience in research work (library queries, analysis and interpretation of source material);
  • Knowledge of methodology and the ability to organize independent research work in the field of the history of Central European nationalisms.

Additional advantages

  • Interest in the history of Central European nationalisms at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries, in particular Ukrainian nationalism;
  • Experience in working in a research team, good organization of work.

Description of tasks

The employed person will cooperate on the project “The body and soul of the nation. Volkist themes in early Polish national-democratic thought (1895–1918)” implemented at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Their main tasks will include:

  • Conducting a research query on the relationship between Polish and Ukrainian national communities in Galicia at the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries: contacts, flow of ideas, mutual influences;
  • Conducting research to describe the Central European context of the formation of Volkist imaginations within the nationalist movement;
  • Cooperation with the Principal Investigator in disseminating research results;
  • Cooperation with the Principal Investigator in planning the project’s continuation (work on a grant application regarding Central European Volkist / integral nationalisms).

The employed person will have the opportunity to consult the results of the query on an ongoing basis with Principal Investigator, as well as to present the results at an open seminar of the Department of Literary and Cultural Studies of the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, or at the Institute’s Slavic Wednesdays seminar.

More information (only in Polish):
https://www.ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/NCN_Ukraina_pismo.pdf

Link to the information on the project:
https://projekty.ncn.gov.pl/opisy/427353-en.pdf

Deadline for submitting offers

  • April 24th, 2022

Applications sent after the above-mentioned time will not be considered.

Interview with Principal Investigator

  • Until May 6th, 2022

Competition results date

  • May 16th, 2022 at the latest

Employment start date

  • Before June 30th, 2022 (NCN requirement)

Number of people to be employed

  • 1

Task implementation period

  • 3 months

Form of submitting offers

After assessing the submitted documents, the Principal Investigator will contact the selected person [the PI reserves the right to conduct an interview (in the form of a videoconference or in the Institute)].

Conditions of employment

  • 20 000 PLN gross gross (the amount includes all surcharges, including taxes and contributions);
  • Civil-law contract (amount for 3 months of cooperation).

Required documents

  • CV (in Polish or English) with a list of scientific achievements to date: diploma theses, participation in workshops, research projects, authorship / co-authorship of scientific articles, participation in conferences, research internships; as well as prizes and awards of the candidate / candidate resulting from the conducted research;
  • A copy of the diploma confirming obtaining a doctoral degree (or candidate of sciences in the Ukrainian system) or otherwise, an ability to prove the person has a doctoral degree;
  • Certificate of knowledge of Ukrainian and Polish, English; knowledge of a given language may be also verified during a conversation with the Principal Investigator;
  • Contact information (including e-mail).

If you have any questions, please contact the Principal Investigator: claudia.snochowska-gonzalez@ispan.waw.pl.

On the application, please include a clause: “Pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, and the general regulation on the protection of personal data of 27 April 2016 (Journal of Laws UE L 119 of 04/05/2016), I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the personal questionnaire, called CV, for the purposes of current and future recruitment.”

Job offer for a researcher from Ukraine (civil-law contract) in the project “Documents and Bureaucracy in the formerly German lands: State Making, Regulating and Controlling in Poland and Czechoslovakia (1940s–1970s)” (Opus no. 2021/41/B/HS3/00118) – archival query

Due to Russia’s aggression in Ukraine and the influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees from that country into Poland, the National Science Center allows for, within the grant funds, employment in a research team of a scientist from Ukraine, provided that they meet all of the following conditions:

  • The employed person will have at least a doctoral degree or equivalent qualifications (Ukrainian Candidate of Sciences) [due to the subject of the project, preferably  a degree in history, anthropology, cultural studies, sociology or related disciplines];
  • The activities and scientific interests of the employed researcher will be related to the subject of the research project;
  • The employed person worked and conducted research in a scientific unit in Ukraine immediately before the outbreak of the war and, as a result of military operations, arrived to Poland on February 24th 2022 or later;
  • The researcher will be employed by 30th June 2022 at the latest;

The applicant will be expected to meet the following criteria related directly to the project:

  • Knowledge of the history of Central and Eastern Europe in the 20th century;
  • Knowledge of Russian (written) and Polish or English (spoken and written);
  • Experience in working with archival documents;
  • Good organization of work.

Description of tasks

The employed person will cooperate on the project “Documents and bureaucracy in post-German regions: state-building, regulation and control in Poland and Czechoslovakia (from the 1940s to the 1970s)” implemented at the Institute of Slavic Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Their main tasks will include:

  • an archival query in the Archives of Modern Records in Warsaw on contacts between Polish administration in the Recovered Territories (with particular emphasis on Pomerania) and the representatives of the Red Army.

The employed person will have the opportunity to consult the results of the query on an ongoing basis with members of the research team, as well as to present the results at an open seminar of the Department of Literary and Cultural Studies of the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, or at the Institute’s Slavic Wednesdays seminar.

More information (only in Polish) from NCN:
https://www.ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/pliki/NCN_Ukraina_pismo.pdf

Link to the information on the project:
https://www.ncn.gov.pl/sites/default/files/listy-rankingowe/2021-03-15bhga1/streszczenia/517271-en.pdf

Deadline for submitting offers

  • April 30th, 2022

Applications sent after the above-mentioned time will not be considered.

Competition results date

  • May 6th, 2022 at the latest

Employment start date

  • Before June 30th, 2022

Number of people to be employed

  • 1

Form of submitting offers

After assessing the submitted documents, the Principal Investigator will contact the selected person [the PI reserves the right to conduct an interview (in the form of a videoconference)].

Conditions of employment

  • 5 110 PLN gross gross (the amount includes all surcharges, including taxes and contributions);
  • Civil-law contract.

Task implementation period

  • Planned date of employment: until June 30th, 2022 (NCN requirement);
  • Duration: 2 months.

Required documents

  • CV (in Polish or English) with a list of publications;
  • A copy of the diploma confirming obtaining a doctoral degree (or candidate of sciences in the Ukrainian system) or otherwise, an ability to prove the person has a doctoral degree;
  • Contact information (including e-mail).

On the application, please include a clause: “Pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, and the general regulation on the protection of personal data of 27 April 2016 (Journal of Laws UE L 119 of 04/05/2016), I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the personal questionnaire, called CV, for the purposes of current and future recruitment.”

Job offer – an open competition for the position of post-doc ERC StG Project – Recycling the German Ghosts. Resettlement Cultures in Poland, Czechia and Slovakia after 1945 (SPECTRAL RECYCLING)

Research field

  • Anthropology, cultural studies, history and related disciplines

Researcher profile

  • First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application deadline

  • 20.04.2022 23:00 – Europe/Brussels

Location

  • Poland › Warsaw

Type of contract

  • Temporary (5 years)

Job status

  • Full-time

Hours per week

  • 40

EU research framework programme

  • H2022 / ERC

Reference number

  • 101041946

Offer description

Information about the project: The main aim of the SpectralRecycling ERC project is to investigate the emergence of various resettlement cultures in post-displacement regions. It will explore the case of Slavic Central Europe, including Poland and Czechoslovakia (after 1993 Czechia and Slovakia), where after 1945 over 10 million Germans were expelled from and replaced by new settlers of various cultural backgrounds. The fundamental intuition underlying the project is a conviction that the expellees are in a way present through things encountered by the new settlers.

Job description: The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Recycling the German Ghosts. Resettlement Cultures in Poland, Czechia and Slovakia after 1945 (Spectral Recycling). They will conduct extensive fieldwork, as well as archival study in Poland, Slovakia and Germany to evaluate the mutual encounters between things left behind (nonhumans) and the new settlers (humans), as well as examine how these encounters influence both humans and things.

The candidate will be responsible for leading their part of the study (Polish-Slovak comparison) from beginning to end, under supervision: developing research ideas, running fieldwork, analyzing archival materials, reporting results by writing up research papers and presenting at international conferences (a standard number of one paper and one presentation per year is expected, as well as taking part in the preparation of a final manuscript of the book that will be the final outcome of the study). The candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with researchers at the ISS PAS at all stages of their career by taking part in seminars and meetings. The core of the project will rely on fieldwork and archival studies in Poland, Slovakia and Germany. Also, they will be responsible for co-organizing two workshops in the course of the project, as well as for additional search queries, envisioned for the last year of the project.

PI and research group: The candidate will join the team led by Dr. Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska (https://ispan.waw.pl/default/en/employee/karolina-cwiek-rogalska/). Apart from the candidate, the team will be composed of another post-doc researcher and one PhD student.

Benefits

  • Salary: total salary of 15 364,20 PLN (net salary of app. 9 600 PLN)
  • Entitlements and other benefits for employees of the ISS PAS
  • Training opportunities
  • Space in a shared office in Warsaw

Selection process

To submit your application, please send the following documents:

  • An academic curriculum vitae with academic accomplishments (4 pages maximum);
  • A copy of the PhD diploma;
  • A cover letter where the person presents themselves and their motivation to take part in the project, as well as prove a very good active knowledge of Polish, Slovak, English and at least good passive knowledge of German (e.g. previous research, publications, internships and foreign scholarships);
  • A list of scholarly achievements, including publications, conference and seminar papers, participation in research projects, academic internships, prizes and awards;
  • A list of publications with one selected publication attached in the form of a published article in English;
  • Contact information (including e-mail).

On the application, please include a clause: Pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, and the general regulation on the protection of personal data of 27 April 2016 (Journal of Laws UE L 119 of 04/05/2016), I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the personal questionnaire, called CV, for the purposes of current and future recruitment.

Documents should be submitted by e-mail to sekretariat@ispan.waw.pl (the title of the document: post-doc ERC “Spectral Recycling”), or delivered to the office of the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1b/17 Bartoszewicza Street in Warsaw before April, 20, 2022.

Documents submitted after the deadline specified in the recruitment announcement will not be assessed.

After verifying and assessing the submitted documents, selected candidates will be informed of the decision via email. Interviews will take place between May, 4 and 9, 2022. The interviews will take place via Zoom or similar electronic meeting services. Candidates will be asked about their motivation for work within the project, experience in fieldwork and archival work, as well as asked to interpret an archival source pointing to its relevance and potential uses in the project. Announcement of final recruitment results: May 15, 2022.

Additional comments

  • Deadline for application: 20.04.2022;
  • Evaluation by committee: 21.04.2022–28.04.2022;
  • Online interviews for pre-selected candidates: 4.05.2022–9.05.2022;
  • Final candidate selection: 16.05.2022;
  • Feedback to all candidates: 17.05.2022–18.05.2022;
  • Starting date: 1.06.2022.

Offer requirements

Required languages:

  • English: Excellent
  • Polish: Excellent
  • Slovak: Excellent
  • German: Good

Skills/Qualifications:

  • PhD in anthropology, cultural studies, history and related disciplines;
  • Able to carry his/her own research;
  • Good knowledge of Central European history;
  • Expertize in Polish and Slovak culture and history;
  • Able to produce, analyze and interpret data under supervision;
  • Able to explain the outcome of research and value in written and oral format;
  • Strong background in anthropology and related disciplines;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Specific requirements:

  • Previous research experience in fieldwork / archival work;
  • Able to take ownership for and manage own career progression;
  • Able to set realistic and achievable career goals, and to identify and develop ways to improve employability.

Job offer – an open competition for the position of post-doc ERC StG Project – Recycling the German Ghosts. Resettlement Cultures in Poland, Czechia and Slovakia after 1945 (SPECTRAL RECYCLING)

Research field

  • Anthropology, cultural studies, history and related disciplines

Researcher profile

  • First Stage Researcher (R1)
  • Recognised Researcher (R2)

Application deadline

  • 20.04.2022 23:00 – Europe/Brussels

Location

  • Poland › Warsaw

Type of contract

  • Temporary (5 years)

Job status

  • Full-time

Hours per week

  • 40

EU research framework programme

  • H2022 / ERC

Reference number

  • 101041946

Offer description

Information about the project: The main aim of the SpectralRecycling ERC project is to investigate the emergence of various resettlement cultures in post-displacement regions. It will explore the case of Slavic Central Europe, including Poland and Czechoslovakia (after 1993 Czechia and Slovakia), where after 1945 over 10 million Germans were expelled from and replaced by new settlers of various cultural backgrounds. The fundamental intuition underlying the project is a conviction that the expellees are in a way present through things encountered by the new settlers.

Job description: The selected candidate will work in the context of the 5-year ERC project Recycling the German Ghosts. Resettlement Cultures in Poland, Czechia and Slovakia after 1945 (Spectral Recycling). They will conduct extensive fieldwork, as well as archival study in Czechia, Slovakia and Germany to evaluate the mutual encounters between things left behind (nonhumans) and the new settlers (humans), as well as examine how these encounters influence both humans and things.

The candidate will be responsible for leading their part of the study (Czech-Slovak comparison) from beginning to end, under supervision: developing research ideas, running fieldwork, analyzing archival materials, reporting results by writing up research papers and presenting at international conferences (a standard number of one paper and one presentation per year is expected, as well as taking part in the preparation of a final manuscript of the book that will be the final outcome of the study). The candidate will be encouraged to collaborate with researchers at the ISS PAS at all stages of their career by taking part in seminars and meetings. The core of the project will rely on fieldwork and archival studies in Czechia, Slovakia and Germany. Also, they will be responsible for co-organizing two workshops in the course of the project, as well as for additional search queries, envisioned for the last year of the project.

PI and research group: The candidate will join the team led by Dr. Karolina Ćwiek-Rogalska (https://ispan.waw.pl/default/en/employee/karolina-cwiek-rogalska/). Apart from the candidate, the team will be composed of another post-doc researcher and one PhD student.

Benefits

  • Salary: total salary of 15 364,20 PLN (net salary of app. 9 600 PLN)
  • Entitlements and other benefits for employees of the ISS PAS
  • Training opportunities
  • Space in a shared office in Warsaw

Selection process

To submit your application, please send the following documents:

  • An academic curriculum vitae with academic accomplishments (4 pages maximum);
  • A copy of the PhD diploma;
  • A cover letter where the person presents themselves and their motivation to take part in the project, as well as prove a very good active knowledge of Czech, Slovak, English and at least good passive knowledge of German (e.g. previous research, publications, internships and foreign scholarships);
  • A list of scholarly achievements, including publications, conference and seminar papers, participation in research projects, academic internships, prizes and awards;
  • A list of publications with one selected publication attached in the form of a published article in English;
  • Contact information (including e-mail).

On the application, please include a clause: Pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, and the general regulation on the protection of personal data of 27 April 2016 (Journal of Laws UE L 119 of 04/05/2016), I consent to the processing of my personal data contained in the personal questionnaire, called CV, for the purposes of current and future recruitment.

Documents should be submitted by e-mail to sekretariat@ispan.waw.pl (the title of the document: post-doc ERC “Spectral Recycling”), or delivered to the office of the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, 1b/17 Bartoszewicza Street in Warsaw before April, 20, 2022.

Documents submitted after the deadline specified in the recruitment announcement will not be assessed.

After verifying and assessing the submitted documents, selected candidates will be informed of the decision via email. Interviews will take place between May, 4 and 9, 2022. The interviews will take place via Zoom or similar electronic meeting services. Candidates will be asked about their motivation for work within the project, experience in fieldwork and archival work, as well as asked to interpret an archival source pointing to its relevance and potential uses in the project. Announcement of final recruitment results: May 15, 2022.

Additional comments

  • Deadline for application: 20.04.2022;
  • Evaluation by committee: 21.04.2022–28.04.2022;
  • Online interviews for pre-selected candidates: 4.05.2022–9.05.2022;
  • Final candidate selection: 16.05.2022;
  • Feedback to all candidates: 17.05.2022–18.05.2022;
  • Starting date: 1.06.2022.

Offer requirements

Required languages:

  • English: Excellent
  • Czech: Excellent
  • Slovak: Excellent
  • German: Good

Skills/Qualifications:

  • PhD in anthropology, cultural studies, history and related disciplines;
  • Able to carry his/her own research;
  • Good knowledge of Central European history;
  • Expertize in Czech and Slovak culture and history;
  • Able to produce, analyze and interpret data under supervision;
  • Able to explain the outcome of research and value in written and oral format;
  • Strong background in anthropology and related disciplines;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Specific requirements:

  • Previous research experience in fieldwork / archival work;
  • Able to take ownership for and manage own career progression;
  • Able to set realistic and achievable career goals, and to identify and develop ways to improve employability.

Information clause on personal data processing in the recruitment process, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

  1. The Controller of your personal data is the Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, with its registered office in Warsaw, ul. Bartoszewicza 1B/17; e-mail: sekretariat@ispan.waw.pl, telephone: 22 826 76 88. The Institute is entered in the Register of Scientific Institutes (RIN), under the number RIN-I-30/98, NIP: 525-00-12-159, REGON: 000326210.
  2. The Controller has appointed a Personal Data Officer, Mr Krzysztof Radtke, who can be contacted by e-mail at iod@ispan.waw.pl.
  3. Your personal data will be processed for the purpose of conducting the recruitment process for a post with the Controller and for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller as described below.
  4. The Controller will process the following categories of your personal data: identification data, contact details, address details, education data, data on the course of previous employment, data on hobbies and interests.
  5. Other data is processed on the basis of your voluntary consent, which you have expressed by sending us your recruitment application, and its submission does not affect the possibility of participation in the recruitment process.
  6. Your personal data is processed for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller – on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 point (f) of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (hereinafter referred to as GDPR) – consisting in searching for and hiring employees and conducting recruitment procedures aimed at employing an employee whose qualifications best meet the Controller’s needs.
  7. Your personal data is processed to the extent necessary to conclude and perform the employment contract, pursuant to GDPR Article 6 paragraph 1 point (c).
  8. The Controller does not plan to transfer your personal data to recipients outside the EEA, i.e. to third countries.
  9. Your personal data will be processed until the recruitment process is completed.
  10. You have the right to access your personal data and to have it rectified, the right to request from the Controller its erasure or restriction of processing, the right of portability, and the right to object to processing. You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory body – in Poland: President of the Personal Data Protection Office – if you consider that the processing of your personal data violates applicable legal regulations.
  11. Considering that your personal data is processed for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by the Controller, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation.

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