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Open Position: Postdoctoral Research Associate

Deadline: March 31, 2022


Job Description

The Nanovic Institute for European Studies seeks to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate for the academic year 2022-23 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023) to support the Institute’s growing research programs. The position will be eligible for one additional terminal year following review and at the discretion of the director, but may not be renewed beyond June 30, 2024.

The ideal candidate will have conducted research in contemporary European Studies, have at least one European language other than English (advanced English is required), and be able to engage a variety of audiences (undergraduate students, graduate fellows, distinguished visitors) with both care and competence. Applications from scholars with specific interest in contemporary Europe and its challenges such as migration, inequality, climate change, the politics of remembering, and democratic structures, or with an interest in the peripheries of Europe and processes of marginalization (geographic, social, economic) are particularly welcome.

The position holder is expected to support the Institute’s research in the areas listed above and assist in other activities such as teaching and the coordination of academic events and publications. Applicants may wish to review the Institute’s recently launched strategic plan and comment on connections in the application materials.

Requirements and Expectations


  • In fall 2022: be the instructor of record for EURO 30002 “European Studies Today,” a 1-credit course that integrates the Nanovic Institute’s events into the curriculum.
  • In spring 2023: offer a 3-credit course for the EURO curriculum, in consultation with the director of the Nanovic Institute.

Research Projects for the Institute

  • Assigned and directed by the director of the Nanovic Institute and would be expected to take up the majority of the position’s work.
  • Projects may include: editing a volume or conference proceedings, designing a conference and researching scholars to invite, some writing for the Institute (from blog posts to introductions), and other projects.

Participation in the Institute’s Intellectual Community

  • Join the Institute’s events and meetings (including most staff meetings).
  • Assist staff as needed for significant events.
  • Be an engaged presence (possibly offering introductions of speakers or serving in other moderator roles periodically).

Plus other tasks, assigned by the director.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Doctoral degree received within the past five (or fewer) years.
  • The position is open to all fields that address contemporary Europe, including literature, film, and the arts. Applications in the social sciences would be particularly encouraged.
  • Excellent, advanced English required. At least one other modern European language is also required.

Application Instructions

Applications will be made through Interfolio and will require a letter of interest, a current CV, and the names and contact information for 3 references.

Additional Information

Department: Dean’s Office - Graduate School (43000).

Departmental Hiring pay range: $50,000 annual salary.