Postdoc in Lund: Economic History with Innovation Focus

The department of Economic History, Lund Univerity, announces one or more position/s as Postdoctoral fellow/s.

Job assignments

The holder will conduct independent research in Economic History with innovation focus. She/he must be willing to interact with the students and to participate actively in the common activities of the Department of Economic History. The position involves a limited amount of teaching and/or supervision of Bachelor and Master’s Theses.

Eligibility/Entry Requirements

To be qualified for employment as Postdoctoral fellow, an individual must hold a PhD in Economic History or related discipline (e.g. Economics, Innovation studies, Sociology, Economic Geography, Statistics, History), awarded no more than three years ago (unless the applicant has been on parental leave or leave due to illness). Applications will also be accepted from persons who have not yet completed their PhD, but this condition must be satisfied at the time of employment.

For appointment, the candidate must have demonstrated a high degree of research expertise as manifested in the quality of the PhD dissertation and other publications.

Basis of Assessment

Scholarly proficiency is the main requirement for employment.

The holder of the position should be competent and experienced enough to be able to carry out independent research in Economic History. The holder of the position will participate in a research group at the Department of Economic History dealing with Swedish innovations, funded by VINNOVA (The Swedish Agency for innovation systems). She/he is expected to be able to work with statistical analysis of existing new databases and complement the current group in competences and co-write articles as well as conduct independent own analyses.

In addition to the above, the following set of criteria will be applied in the assessment of candidates:

– international experience

– other results and distinctions which attest to the applicant’s ability to do research

– ability to engage and inform society at large about research

The evaluation will take the experience, knowledge and other personal qualities into consideration. The applicants’ ability to use their skills and experience to strengthen and supplement existing research activities within the Department of Economic History will also be considered.


Applications should be written in English and must include:

1. Cover letter

2. Curriculum Vitae

3. Publications including publication list

4. Certificates, references, etc

Type of employment

Full time position. Limit of tenure, two years

Lund University has an individual salary policy. Applicants are encouraged to propose a suitable salary in their application.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.


Last application date 16.Nov.2015 11:59 PM CET

Convocatoria: Ayudas de investigación del Banco de España

Queridos amigos y querido Secretario General:

me complace enviaros la siguiente noticia:

ha salido la convocatoria del Banco de España de ayudas a la investigación en economía e historia economica. La información está disponible en:

os ruego que le deis la máxima difusión y con cierta urgencia, pues el plazo de solicitud termina el 15 de diciembre próximo y la preparación de la solicitud requiere tiempo;

quedo a vuestra disposición para cualquier detalle;


Pablo Martin-Aceña

Catedratico de Economía, Historia e Instituciones Económicas

Facultad de Ciencias Economicas y Empresariales

Universidad de Alcala

Plaza de la Victoria, s/n

28803 Alcala de Henares

Alcalá de Henares (Madrid)

Tel. + 34 91 885 4234

email: pablo.martin @

Un poste à pourvoir à Londres

Histoire Eco
Association Française d’Histoire Économique (AFHE).

Un poste d’histoire économique est vacant à la London School of Economics :

Patrick Fridenson
Centre de Recherches Historiques
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales
190-198 Avenue de France
75244 Paris cedex 13

Position of Teaching Assistant and PhD Student in Latin American Economic History at the University of Geneva

Position of Teaching assistant in Economic History at the University of Geneva

Applications are invited for a position as teaching assistant (assistant-doctorant) in Economic History in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Geneva. The position involves 4 hours of teaching per week in bachelor programmes in social sciences and international relations. It also includes responsibility for the grading of student assignments, the preparation, supervision and grading of exams and involvement in the supervision of student projects and masters’ theses in economic and social history. The successful candidate is also expected to work on his/her own research and write a PhD dissertation on the economic history of Latin America. He / she will be further required to play an active role in the intellectual life of the Department of History, Economics and Society and to undertake a limited number of administrative tasks.

The candidate must hold a Master degree in the field of economic history, economics or history. He / she must be fluent in both French and English. A working knowledge of Spanish or Portuguese is highly desirable.


March 1, 2016 or upon agreement.


Applications including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, photocopy of the Master degree must be submitted exclusively online by clicking on "Postuler/Apply now".

Information on the position can be obtained at

Additional Information

The contract will be for a duration of a maximum of five years, with renewal every two years (2+2+1). The first year is a trial period, during which it is allowed to terminate the contract with a notice period of three months for the end of a month.

Gross salary (annual) CHF 66’067. Amount possibly increased according to candidate’s experience.

EHA Committee on Administration: Search for an Executive Director

The Economic History Association is looking for an Executive Director for a five-year term beginning in the fall of 2017. The Executive Director keeps the Association’s records, oversees its elections, prepares reports and carries on correspondence for its committees and board of trustees, and serves as liaison with the press that publishes the Journal of Economic History. The Executive Director also serves as the Association’s treasurer, manages its membership, and serves ex officio on standing committees. Applications should be sent to Philip Hoffman, the chair of the EHA committee on administration, at pth @, no later than March 1, 2016.

Reconocimiento Metlac a miembros de la AMHE por investigación histórica ferroviaria (México, 15 de octubre de 2015)

Estimados miembros y amigos de la AMHE:

Por este medio la Asociación Mexicana de Historia Económica felicita a sus miembros Arturo Grunstein Dickter, Guillermo Guajardo Soto, Sandra Kuntz Ficker (presidenta), y Paolo Riguzzi por haber sido merecedores al primer reconocimiento Metlac al Mérito en Investigación Histórica Ferroviaria. Este premio fue entregado ayer en el Museo Soumaya de la Ciudad de México. ¡Felicidades!

Carlos Marichal

Secretario del Consejo de Honor de la AMHE

Manuel Bautista

Miembro de la Mesa Directiva de la AMHE, 2013-2016

Nueva York, 16 de octubre de 2015.

Con información del Museo Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Mexicanos:

La Asociación Mexicana de Ferrocarriles y el Centro Nacional para la Preservación del Patrimonio Cultural Ferrocarrilero realizaron la primer entrega del reconocimiento Metlac al Mérito en Investigación Histórica Ferroviaria, el cual se otorgó a siete investigadores, quienes a través de su esfuerzo, disciplina, compromiso y talento han logrado destacar y convertirse en ejemplo e inspiración para los estudios del ferrocarril en México: Arturo Grunstein Dickter, de la Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana; Guillermo Guajardo Soto, de la Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México; Sandra Kuntz Ficker, de El Colegio de México; Paolo Riguzzi, de El Colegio Mexiquense, Emma Yanes Rizo del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia; Luz Carregha Lamadrid, de El Colegio de San Luis, y Sergio Ortiz Hernán, con una distinción de manera póstuma.


Beca: Europe and America: Enhancing University Relations by Investing in Cooperative Actions (EURICA)

Tercera convocatoria

La tercera, siendo la última convocatoria EURICA, estará abierta del 1 de septiembre hasta el 1 de diciembre del 2015. Las solicitudes se validarán, se evaluarán y se seleccionarán entre diciembre del 2015 y abril del 2016, en mayo del mismo año se publicarán los resultados.

En esta última convocatoria hay algunas diferencias importantes:

1) Las becas ya no se ofrecen por país, sino por grupo, lo que resultará en una oferta de becas diferente que en las dos convocatorias anteriores. Los grupos son:

  • Grupo A Latinoamérica – Europa: El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
  • Grupo B Latinoamérica – Europa: Argentina, Colombia, Chile, México
  • Europa – Latinoamérica: todos estudiantes/investigadores/personal de una universidad socia EURICA europea y con nacionalidad de un país de la unión europea.

2) Para los postulantes latinoamericanos: sólo se aceptarán solicitudes con destino Universidad de Valladolid si el candidato pertenece al grupo A o al Target Group 3. Por lo tanto, postulantes del grupo B dentro de los Target Group 1 o 2 ya no pueden postularse para ir a Valladolid.

3) Debido a la fecha de cierre del proyecto EURICA (julio del 2017), la duración máxima es de 10 meses.

Todos los becarios seleccionados para la tercera generación empezarán (excepción: staff) en el 2016 todas las movilidades tienen que haber terminado antes del 14 de julio del 2017.

Premio en Economía Víctor Urquidi 2015

Premio en Economía Víctor Urquidi 2015

Centro de Estudios Históricos
El Colegio de México
Fecha límite: 30 de septiembre de 2015

SFSU – Latin American History Position Announcement – Nov. 2 Deadline

Position Summary:
The position is in the department of history at San Francisco State University. SF State is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and, human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. The Department of History offers the B.A., B.A. with Honors, and the M.A. It serves more than 250 undergraduate majors and 45 graduate students. The Department also provides courses that satisfy graduation requirements in General Education and U.S. history. The Department currently includes 17 permanent faculty members.

The position is in the history of Latin America, which encompasses the colonial and modern eras and includes the history of countries, regions, and cultures that were predominantly Spanish-speaking, Portuguese-speaking, or indigenous. The position is expected to add to the department’s strengths in the history of the Americas, the Global South, and the world.

The position includes a full-time faculty workload per the Collective Bargaining Agreement between the California State University and the California Faculty Association. The workload primarily includes teaching assigned undergraduate and graduate courses in Latin American history and conducting an active ongoing scholarship which advances knowledge in the field of one’s specialty. The teaching assignments will be in seminars in the candidate’s areas of expertise, upper division courses on Latin America, and introductory survey courses. The scholarship may address a range of topics in Latin American history.

Additional responsibilities include, but are not limited to, productive participation on departmental, college, and university-wide committees; mentoring and advising graduate and undergraduate students; holding regular office hours; curriculum development and improvement, particularly with regard to student learning outcomes; and remaining current in both subject area and teaching methodologies.

Essential Job Tasks:

Prepare course materials such as syllabi, lecture and discussion materials, readings and assignments, assessments, and learning resources;

Prepare and deliver effective lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as pre-conquest indigenous cultures, Spanish and Portuguese colonialism, economic development, wars of independence, political revolutions, cultural and religious change, and the history of race, class, and gender in Latin America;

Initiate, moderate, and facilitate classroom discussions;

Evaluate and grade students’ class work, assignments, papers, etc. in a timely manner;

Compile, administer, and grade examinations or other learning assessments;

Maintain student grades and other required records or reporting materials;

Conduct research in one’s field of interest and present findings in peer-reviewed journals, books, and/or professional conferences;

Stay current on developments in the discipline by reading new literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences;

Plan, evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction;

Hold regularly-scheduled office hours for the purpose of advising and assisting students;

Actively participate on assigned committees in accordance with department or College needs, and SF State’s strategic vision;

Additional duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Experience, Knowledge, Skills, and Personal Abilities:

Ph.D. in Latin American history or a related field;

1-2 years of undergraduate teaching experience with a large, diverse student body or in a multicultural setting (strongly preferred);

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum design, instruction of individuals and groups, and the assessment of learning;

Planning and organizing skills sufficient to ensure implementation of the assigned curriculum, job duties, and established expectations;

Oral and written communication skills in the English language at a level that comprehends and conveys information to and from students, colleagues, and others in an effective manner;

Awareness and engagement with critical concerns in the discipline and capacity to continue to produce original scholarship;

Interpersonal orientation that encourages productive interactions with students, colleagues, and other campus stakeholders and promotes collegiality in department, college and university contexts.

Application process:

Send letter of application that discusses teaching interests and philosophy as well as research interests, CV, a writing sample, sample syllabi, teaching evaluations if available, and three letters of reference to Chair, Search Committee, atlasearch @ by November 2, 2015.

San Francisco State University is a member of the California State University system and serves a diverse student body of 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University seeks to promote appreciation of scholarship, freedom and human diversity through excellence in instruction and intellectual accomplishment. SFSU faculty are expected to be effective teachers and demonstrate professional achievement and growth through research, scholarship, and/or creative work.

San Francisco State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to diversity. We welcome applicants of all ethnic, racial and gender identities, sexual orientations as well as people with disabilities. We particularly encourage those who may be from historically underrepresented groups. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who apply for the position.

Marc Stein, Latin American Search Committee Chair
Jamie and Phyllis Pasker Professor of History
Department of History
San Francisco State University

marcs @

Poste d’assistant-e et doctorant-e en histoire économique, Université de Genève

Histoire Eco
Association Française d’Histoire Économique (AFHE).

Description du poste

Le(La) candidat(e) devra prendre en charge des séminaires de cours dispensés en histoire économique et sociale tant dans les formations facultaires en histoire économique et sociale que dans le cadre du Bachelor en relations internationales. Il(Elle) devra également corriger les travaux pratiques, préparer, surveiller et corriger les examens, et participer à l’encadrement des étudiants pour leurs mémoires et projets de recherche en histoire économique et sociale.

Il(Elle) s’engage, en outre, à entreprendre des études de doctorat et rédiger une thèse en histoire économique et sociale sur l’Amérique latine.

Il(Elle) devra participer à la vie intellectuelle du Département d’histoire, économie et société et de l’Institut d’histoire économique Paul Bairoch, et prendre en charge quelques tâches administratives.

Titre et compétences exigés

Le(la) candidat(e) doit être titulaire d’un Master (ou titre jugé équivalent) en histoire économique internationale, en économie ou en sciences sociales.

Il(elle) doit maîtriser le français et l’anglais. Connaissances en espagnol ou portugais fortement appréciées.

Entrée en fonction

1er mars 2016 ou à convenir.


Les candidatures comportant une lettre de motivation, un curriculum vitae, des photocopies des procès-verbaux des notes de Bachelor et de Master ou de licence doivent être déposés exclusivement en ligne en cliquant sur le bouton ci-dessous « Postuler/Apply now ».

Des renseignements sur le poste peuvent être obtenus à l’adresse fionna.caloz .

Informations complémentaires

La durée d’engagement est de 5 ans maximum, avec des renouvellements tous les 2 ans (2+2+1).

La première année constitue une période d’essai au cours de laquelle il peut être mis fin aux rapports de service moyennant le respect d’un délai de résiliation de 3 mois pour la fin d’un mois.

Salaire annuel brut CHF 66 067 (classe/annuité 8/4). Possibilité d’octroyer des annuités supplémentaires s’il est démontré que le(la) candidat(e) a eu des expériences similaires.