The University of Deusto in Bilbao, Spain, has announced an exciting opportunity for young scholars who are interested in researching historical memory, history education and peace education, and pursuing a doctoral degree in these topics. It offers eight research positions for students who would like to write their doctoral dissertations within larger research projects at the University.
There are twenty-one topics for recruitment, which are categorized under four focus areas. The research topics range from “History Education and its contribution to peace building: The role of museums, literature and film as sites for a critical understanding of the violent past,” and “Participation of students in real environment problems for sustainable development”, to “Changing values and identities in Europe” and “Smart Water Systems – Tools to build more resilient water infrastructures”. The four focus areas in which the research topics are included, are “Health and Wellbeing”, “Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution”, “Sustainable Development and Innovation”, and “Education and Lifelong Learning”.
This call for researchers invites interested scholars to submit a brief thesis proposal in response to the main goals and objectives of one of the research positions. Applicants must have completed a master’s degree in an area related to historical memory, history education and peace education, and have an advanced command of English. Additional adequate knowledge of Spanish is desirable but not necessary. Selected candidates will receive a three-year research contract at the University of Deusto to complete their doctoral degree. The eight positions are supported and co-funded by the European Commission, through the Horizon 2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie COFUND Programme.
Interested persons can submit their application via an online application form. The deadline for applications is March 7, 2017 at 17:00 hours Brussels time. For more information on the research positions and the application process, please have a look at the documents below. The third document includes details of the specific topic of “History Education and its contribution to peace building: The role of museums, literature and film as sites for a critical understanding of the violent past,” that falls within the “Human Rights, Peace and Conflict Resolution” focus area. More information about the topics, requirements, application process and evaluation criteria can also be found at: www.deusto.es/dirs-cofund.es.