• Titolo:
    PhD Researcher "ERC Project: Atlantic Exiles" (Univ. Tuebingen)
  • Durata incarico:
    12 - 36 mesi
  • Paese:
  • Scadenza:
    15-06-2023 - Ore 00:00
  • Descrizione:

    The research project “Atlantic Exiles: Refugees and Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1770s–1820s” invites applications for the position as PhD Researcher (f/m/d) to join the research team on September 1st, 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. The position is offered for the duration of three years, with a potential extension for an additional period of 6-12 months. The project is funded by an ERC Starting Grant, directed by Professor Jan C. Jansen and hosted by the University of Tuebingen.

    1 x PhD Researcher, ERC Project “Atlantic Exiles: Refugees and Revolution in the Atlantic World, 1770s–1820s”

    “Atlantic Exiles” explores comparatively the large-scale refugee movements set off by the revolutions in North and South America, France, and Haiti. Based on case studies from the Caribbean and the American continent, the project sets out to show that political migrants and refugee movements were at the very core of major transformations that the Atlantic world underwent during these decades. The project recasts the Caribbean as one of the world’s major receiving and transit region for refugees during this period, and it provides the first systematic combination of Atlantic history with the nascent research field of refugee history. In addition, it sets the findings from the Atlantic world into the context of the global history context of involuntary migrations. The project includes four sub-projects carried out by the PI, one Postdoc and two doctoral researchers, plus a number of affiliated PhD and postdoctoral research projects. The doctoral position for which we seek applications will work on one regional case study in one of the following fields:

    - Guadeloupe, Martinique and the French Antilles;

    - the Lesser Antilles as a hub of refugees;

    - London as a hub of refugees;

    - the Gulf of Mexico as a hub of refugees.

    For more information on the project, its lines of inquiry, sub-projects, and team members, visit

    The position is funded for three years (with a potential extension of 6-12 months). The salary will be established according to the German E13 TV-L scale for public sector employees (and equals 65 percent of a lecturer’s salary, approximately €33-35,000 pro-rata per annum before tax). The successful candidates will receive social security benefits. Budget for archival travels, conferences, etc. is available. Team members will be integrated into a dynamic and internationally well-connected research environment.

    Mission and Activities:

    - To contribute to the accomplishment of an ambitious multi-year research project by conducting independent and coordinated research in a team;

    - To conduct archival research on one of the project’s sub-projects, specializing in a French Caribbean, Lesser Antilles, London-centered or Gulf of Mexico case study; applicants need to identify one field for which they wish to submit their application;

    - To write single-authored scholarly texts, present research outputs at academic conferences, and contribute to the organization of research dissemination events.

    Candidate’s Profile

    - Master’s (M.A.) degree or equivalent in history, or related discipline in the humanities and social sciences, required by the time of appointment;

    - sufficient knowledge of the languages and areas relevant to the sub-project (French Caribbean, Lesser Antilles, London-centered, or Gulf of Mexico case study);

    - excellent spoken and written English;

    - ability to work in an international academic setting;

    - commitment to teamwork, excellent communication skills, and reliability to meet deadlines.

    The university seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women academics to apply for these positions. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference in the hiring process. The university is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. It therefore takes individual’s situation into account and asks for relevant information.

    Applications must include:

    1) letter of motivation, identifying one regional sub-project and specifying applicant’s qualifications to carry it out (max. 2 pages);

    2) CV (max. 2 pages);

    3) outline of how applicant plans to carry out and develop their regional sub-project (French Caribbean, Lesser Antilles, London, Gulf of Mexico) into a PhD project (ca. 2,000 words, including references), including a rough work plan;

    4) a sample of work of ca. 10 pages (preferably in English), together with a short description of the context (e.g. part of BA or MA thesis, term paper, published article etc.) in its original language;

    5) diplomas/certificates (including official transcripts); and

    6) names and contact information of two academic referees.

    Please submit all documents in a single PDF to by June 15, 2023.

    The employment will be carried out by the central administration of the University of Tuebingen.

    For further information and questions regarding the positions and the research project please contact the principal investigator Prof. Jan C. Jansen at