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Call for Applications: Position for Post-Doc Researcher with a PhD in Ottoman History and/or Literature (or similar thematic topic) Deadline: Mar 03, 2014 Publication date: February 14, 2014 The Program of Ottoman Studies of the Institute for Mediterranean Studies - Foundation for Research and Technology Hellas (IMS-FORTH), which is located in Rethymno, Crete (Greece), announces a Post-Doctoral scholarship for a scholar to participate in the implementation of the project 'OTTPOL - A History of Early Modern Ottoman Political Thought, 15th to Early 19th Centuries', whichis implemented under the "Aristeia II" Action of the 2007-2013 Greek National Strategic Reference Framework (Operational Programme "Education and Lifelong Learning"), for a total duration of up to 16 months (end of term: July 2015). Research objectives: The post-doctoral fellow will be involved in primary research concerning Ottoman political thought, focusing in a sub-issue to be specified after the needs of the project and her/his own interests (e.g.: "fundamentalist" trends in 16th and 17th century legal and political thought; imperial ideology and the caliphate; and so forth), finally producing a chapter in a monograph on the history of Ottoman political thought, as well as at least two papers in English and/or French. S/he is also expected to locate and study unpublished manuscripts in Ottoman Turkish. S/he will also assist in the administration of the project through the organisation of a workshop and the future publication of its proceedings. Location: The fellow is expected to be in residence at Rethymno until July 2015. Contract duration / Salary: The duration of the post is up to 16 months, with a fixed end of term in July 2015. The fellow will receive a monthly net salary of ca. 1,200€ (plus social security costs etc.), depending on their personal situation, plus funds covering research trips and conference participations. The potential candidate should have: 1. A PhD in Ottoman History and/or Literature (or similar thematic topic), preferably specialized in the history of ideas; applicants should have obtained their doctorate within the last two years. 2. Participation in a number of research projects or previous experience in archival research, with an emphasis to the study of manuscripts; applicants should read fluently Turkish and English; knowledge of other major languages (French, German) will be appreciated. 3. A significant publication record in peer-review international journals and or conferences. 4. Experience of working with Islamic manuscripts in Ottoman Turkish language; knowledge of Arabic and/or Persian will also be appreciated. The candidate should also have a proven ability to write fluently in English. Application materials must be submitted to the Principal Investigator of the project, Dr. Marinos Sariyannis, by e-mail at email@example.com by March 3rd, 2014. Please submit curriculum vitae, a copy of your Ph.D., a one-page description of your specialization and your potential research plan in the general framework of the project, and contact information of one or more referees. For further information please contact Dr. Marinos Sariyannis firstname.lastname@example.org Program of Ottoman Studies Institute for Mediterranean Studies Foundation of Research and Technology - Hellas Melissinou & Nikiforou Foka 130, P.O. Box. 119 Rethymno 74100, Crete, Greece Tel.: (+30) 28310 25146, 56627, Fax: (+30) 28310 25810 For further information, please visit the following link: http://www.ims.forth.gr/index_main.php?l=e&c=20&i=166 Marinos Sariyannis Institute for Mediterranean Studies/FORTH P.O. Box 119 GR-74 100 Rethymno Greece www.ims.forth.gr --