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Phd,postdoctoral fellowship in the International Institute of Social History ,Netherlands

The International Institute of Social History (IISH) is the world’s largest documentation and research centre in the field of social history. Since its foundation in 1935, the institute has dedicated itself to the collection, preservation and availability of the heritage of social movements worldwide. The institute is independent and reliable, which makes it a natural depository of the frequently threatened cultural heritage of the labour movement and other emancipatory groups and currents. The research department of the institute focuses on the history of labour relations and organizes international projects in this field. The collection (archives, library and audio-visual materials) takes up well over 30 miles of shelf room. The IISH is an institute that comes under the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW).
PhD Student (f/m)
(38 hours per week)
A four years PhD grant has been offered by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to a junior researcher affiliated to the International Institute of Social History (IISH) to write a doctoral dissertation on the social history of labour in the Iranian oil industry and participate in the IISH’s activities.
Postdoctoral Fellow (f/m)
(38 hours per week)
A two years postdoctoral fellowship grant has been offered by The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to a recently PhD defended researcher affiliated to the International Institute of Social History to write a manuscript on the social history of labour in the Iranian oil industry and participate in the IISH’s activities.
Job requirements (PhD Student)
The PhD Student applicant should:
– have a MA degree in history, sociology or other social sciences with a strong interest in social and cultural history;
– have the ability to teamwork while carry out research independently and enthusiastically;
– possess the language skills necessary to study the primary sources in the Persian language and to read the relevant secondary literature;
– have good communication skills in English, both oral and written;
– provide three letters of references.
Conditions of employment (PhD Student)
This position involves a temporary appointment with the Stichting IISG for a period of 4 years. The intended starting date is 1 October 2010.
The estimated PhD starting salary is € 2.042,- gross per month gross the first year and increases to € 2.612,- gross in the fourth year, scale P, Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-Nederlandse Universiteiten), excluding 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% year-end bonus. We offer an extensive package of fringe benefits.
Job requirements (Postdoctoral fellow)
The Postdoctoral fellow schould:
– A PhD in History or a related discipline;
– have the ability to teamwork while carry out research independently and enthusiastically;
– possess the language skills necessary to study the primary sources in the Persian language and to read the relevant secondary literature;
– have good communication skills in English, both oral and written;
– provide three letters of references.
Conditions of employment (Postdoctoral fellow)
This position involves a temporary appointment with the Stichting IISG for a period of 2 years. The intended starting date is 1 October 2010.
Depending on training and work experience, the gross salary for a full-time appointment (38 hours a week) will be between € 3.195,- and € 4.374,-, scale 11, Collective Agreement for Dutch Universities (CAO-Nederlandse Universiteiten), excluding 8% holiday pay and an 8,3% year-end bonus. We offer an extensive package of fringe benefits.
Applications:
You can apply for this job before 3 June 2010 by sending a curriculum vitae and letter of motivation, detailing your ambitions and suitability for this position, three letters of references and a copy of MA or PhD thesis to (for the PhD position) or (for the postdoc position), to the attention of Marjoleine Cornelissen (head General Services) or to the Stichting IISG, Ms. Marjoleine Cornelissen, Postbus 2169, 1000 CD Amsterdam, The Netherlands.
Additional information about the positions can be obtained from Prof. dr Touraj Atabaki, head of the IISH Middle East and Central Asia Desk, e-mail : [email protected], tel. +31-(0)20-6685866.

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