PhD Scholarship in Global History

Salzburg, Austria
Deadline: 22nd May 2013

Applications are invited for a 48 months (4 years) doctoral scholarship to be undertaken in the field of Global History with a research focus on the history of cross-cultural relations, knowledge and science transfer, or commercial/economic exchange relations to be carried out at the Department of History, Salzburg University, Austria (supervisor Prof. Dr. Angela Schottenhammer).
The position will be available from 1 October 2013. Applications from candidates with a focus on Sino-Islamic relations, Sino-Central Asian/Eurasian/East-West connections or on the history of seafaring/nautics/shipbuilding/navy in Asia are especially welcome. The scholarship provides an opportunity to work in international and interdisciplinary network of scholars working on global history.

The successful candidate should be open for new methodological approaches including the combination of textual and archaeological sources, possesses a strong knowledge of classical Chinese and at least one other language related to the topic of his/her research. Working language will be English and/or German.

The position is temporary for 4 years, with a degree of employment of 75%, according to the official rates of the Austrian guidelines for university personnel, that is a minimum gross salary of € 1.899,00 monthly (14 x a year). The salary mentioned here is the absolute minimum, which would apply only to those PhD candidates who have never before worked at a university in any kind. And be aware that the salary is paid 14 times a year.

Starting date: 1 October 2013

Closing date: 22 May 2013

Applications should be addressed to the rector of Salzburg University, Univ.-Prof. Dr. Heinrich Schmidinger, and be sent in written form, indicating the number of vacancy (GZ A 0059/1-2013) with usual documents, cv, photo to the Serviceeinrichtung Personal, Kapitelgasse 4, 5020 Salzburg, Austria, and those in English additionally electronically via e-mail to:


Prof. Dr. Angela Schottenhammer






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