JOB OPENING - Research Fellowship in the European Civilization Chair

The European Civilization Chair is offering a research fellowship. This full-time position is advertised for a one-year periodstarting on 1 September 2024, or as soon as possible afterwards, with the possibility of the contract being extended.


  • a doctorate in History or a closely related field;
  • a proven track record of research in European history, with refereed publications;
  • experience of university-level teaching;
  • a very good command of written and spoken English


  • a research interest in the field of empires and nations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries;
  • knowledge of French and some of the languages of Central Europe;
  • experience of university-level administration.

The successful applicant will be entrusted with the following principal tasks:

  • supporting students of the College of Europe in Natolin writing Master’s theses in the field of European History and Civilization;
  • supporting the preparation and realization of historical simulation games within the European Interdisciplinary Studies programme at the College of Europe in Natolin.
  • coordinating the organization of events by the European Civilization Chair, both for students and for the wider scholarly community;
  • conducting and publishing research in modern European history, in the field of empires and nations in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Chairholder, Professor Richard BUTTERWICK-PAWLIKOWSKI.

Applications in English, comprising a detailed curriculum vitae, a letter of motivation, and the names and affiliations of two referees, should be submitted by 21 June 2024 via e-mail to: A confidential letter of reference should be submitted directly to the same address by the same date by each of the candidate’s two referees.

Interviews will be held either in person or via video-conference in early July 2024.