The Scuola Superiore Meridionale, Naples (Italy), invites applications for four 1-year (renewable for up to 3 years) postdoc fellowships in Global History and Governance for the academic year 2022-2023

Postdoc fellow

The program in Global History and Governance:

Applicants should submit research projects characterized by a comparative and/or global historical and/or legal perspective on one or more of the following themes in modern and contemporary history: 1) Liberal-democratic systems and/or authoritarian, populist, and illiberal movements and regimes; 2) National, international and global nexuses of the past; shared or removed historical memory; cultural canons, imaginaries and political, social and economic models in different contexts; 3) Cultural flows and exchanges, identifying geographical and historical contexts significant for the role played by Italy on a European and extra-continental scale (Mediterranean, Central Europe, Americas, etc.), keeping in mind the dynamics and problems of migration.

But for research missions, conferences, etc. successful applicants must reside in Naples and are expected to organize and direct seminars for no more than 50 hours per year for SSM undergraduate and graduate students. Fellowships are initially for one year but can be renewed for a maximum of an additional two years.

Application Deadline: 25 February 2023

Eligibility: Applicants must hold a PhD granted by June 2023. They must also have an excellent command of English and possibly of a second or third language. They must present a research project on a subject relevant to the research program.

Salary and Benefits: Salary is € 35,000 per year. Each Fellow will receive an annual research fund of circa € 3,000.

Tenure: The Fellowship program begins in spring 2023 and ends on April 31, 2026

Location: Naples (Italy). Fellowships require residency for the duration of the tenure.

Application Process: Applications will only be accepted via the online application system at

Applicants must submit 1) a cv; 2) a research project; 3) a syllabus; 4) max 3 publications.

Further details on the research programmes and instructions about how to apply can be found here:

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