Research Fellow (Greece) - AR2041SB

University of St Andrews - School of History

Start: 1 September 2018 or as soon as possible thereafter

Fixed term for four years

The School of History is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work on the ERC-funded project, ‘Dictatorship as experience: a comparative history of everyday life and the ‘lived experience’ of dictatorship in Mediterranean Europe (1922-1975)’ under the direction of the project’s Principal Investigator, Dr. Kate Ferris. The appointee will have responsibility for the part of the project dealing with the Metaxas (1936-1941) and Colonels’ (1967-1974) dictatorships in Greece.

The appointee will be responsible for all archival research relating to the Greek case-study within the project and will be expected to write a sole-authored monograph on an aspect of everyday life/the lived experience of dictatorship under either Metaxas’ or the Colonels’ regimes and to contribute to a co-authored comparative volume on everyday life/the lived experience of dictatorship in Mediterranean Europe. Additionally, the appointee will be responsible for producing and maintaining the project website and will assist the project PI in organising conferences, workshops and other project-related events.

The successful applicant will be a historian of 20th century Greece with a completed PhD in a topic related to the history of the Metaxas or Colonels' dictatorships in Greece or in an aspect of the social/cultural history of 20th century Greece closely aligned to 'everyday life'. S/he should show evidence of both productivity and quality in their own research and must be able to work fluently in both Greek and English. Demonstrable familiarity with the ‘everyday life’ history approach will be an advantage.

This will be a demanding but exciting post, suitable for an experienced researcher with a desire to enhance his/her career.

The position will be for a fixed term of four years from 1st September 2018.

Applicants should submit a letter of application explaining their suitability for and interest in the position along with a curriculum vitae, a full list of publications and the names of three referees.

Applicants are advised that the total length of their application (including all documents) must not exceed 8 sides of A4. Application materials will be examined by members of the School of History outwith the selection committee.

More information about the ERC project to which this post is attached can be found in the further particulars. Further information on the University and the School of History can be found at the University website ( Applicants are encouraged to contact the project’s Principal Investigator, Dr Kate Ferris ( to discuss this post informally, if they wish.

The University is committed to equality for all, demonstrated through our working on diversity awards (ECU Athena SWAN/Race Charters; Carer Positive; LGBT Charter; and Stonewall).  More details can be found at

Please quote ref:  AR2041SB 

Closing Date: 10 April 2018

Further Particulars:  AR2041SB FPs.doc

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