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Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2, School of History

University College Dublin
Dublin, Leinster (IE)
42,033 - 54,153 per annum

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Applications are invited for a temporary post of a UCD Post-doctoral Research Fellow Level 1 or 2 within UCD School of History.

The School of History, University College Dublin, is inviting applications for a three-year postdoctoral fellowships in the history of civil wars in Europe (c. 1917-1949). For this particular post a PhD related to the history of the Greek Civil War (broadly defined) is mandatory.

Successful candidates will join the ERC Advanced Grant "CivilWars" Research Group led by Professor Robert Gerwarth. The successful candidates will have written a PhD thesis on a subject directly relevant to the project, which focuses on the comparative and entangled histories of civil wars in Europe between 1917 and 1949. Areas of particular interest include comparisons and entanglements between the Russian, Finnish, Irish, Spanish and Greek civil wars. Applications are also welcome from scholars interested in thematic connections between these individual civil wars, from humanitarianism to war volunteering, from war reporting to transnational debates on counter-insurgency and policing. This is an academic research role, where you will conduct a specified programme of research supported by research training and development under the supervision and direction of a Principal Investigator.

The primary purpose of the role is to further develop your research skills and competences, including the processes of publication in peer-reviewed academic publications, the development of funding proposals, the mentorship of graduate students along with the opportunity to develop your skills in research led teaching.

Postdoc Level 1 Salary Scale: 42,033 - 48,427 per annum


Postdoc Level 2 Salary Scale: 49,790 - 54,153 per annum

Appointment on the above range will be dependent upon qualifications and experience.

Closing date: 17:00hrs (local Irish time) on 21st April 2023.

Applications must be submitted by the closing date and time specified. Any applications which are still in progress at the closing time of 17:00hrs (Local Irish Time) on the specified closing date will be cancelled automatically by the system. UCD are unable to accept late applications.

UCD do not require assistance from Recruitment Agencies. Any CV's submitted by Recruitment Agencies will be returned.

The PD1 position is intended for early stage researchers, either just after completion of a PhD or for someone entering a new area for the first time. If you have already completed your PD1 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD1, or you are an external applicant whose total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 4 years, you should not apply and should refer to PD2 posts instead.


The PD2 post is intended for researchers that have completed PD1. As with the PD1, if you have already completed your PD2 stage in UCD or will soon complete a PD2, or your total Postdoctoral experience, inclusive of the duration of the advertised post, would exceed 6 years, you should not apply and should refer to Research Fellow posts instead.

Prior to application, further information (including application procedure) should be obtained from the Work at UCD website:

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