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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000 – European Networks, Faculty of History, George Street, Oxford

07-07-2022 17:57

About the role:
We are seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to join the team working on a major 5-year research project, Global Correspondent Banking 1870-2000, funded by the European Research Council Advanced Grant scheme. The Researcher will join the team from January 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter. The project is led by Professor Catherine R. Schenk at the University of Oxford. The overall objective is to analyse the changing shape of international correspondent banking networks across the 20th century using quantitative and qualitative research methods.

Alongside a cohort of three to five Post-Doctoral researchers, the Researcher will be attached to a research stream that will use archival research and advanced statistical analysis the dynamics of correspondent banking relationships in Europe during this period, including the banks’ strategy and the impact of economic and political shocks.

About you:
You will possess sufficient specialist knowledge in a relevant discipline, which may include expertise in financial history or another cognate discipline and knowledge of European economic history from 1870-2000. You will have demonstrable experience in statistical methods (e.g. R, Stata, GIS) and experience in archival research. Fluency in reading more than one European language, with willingness to travel to archives in Europe where appropriate, is essential.

You will hold, or be close to completion of, a doctorate in a relevant field. You will have excellent communication and data handling skills, a demonstrable capacity for independent research, be capable of managing your own academic research and associated activities, and have previous experience of contributing to publications and/or presentations.

This post is full time, fixed-term for two years.

Application Process:
For full details on the post and how to apply see or see project website You will be required to complete a supporting statement, setting out how you meet the selection criteria, curriculum vitae and the names and contact details of two referees as part of your online application.

For an informal discussion about the role, please contact Professor Catherine R Schenk: catherine.schenk[at]

Only applications submitted through the University of Oxford e-recruitment system and received before noon Friday 2nd September 2022 can be considered.

Committed to equality and valuing diversity.


Η Δράση Αναβάθμιση και Ανανέωση του ιστοχώρου της Ελληνικής Εταιρείας Οικονομικής Ιστορίας χρηματοδοτείται από το Κοινωφελές Ίδρυμα Ιωάννη Σ. Λάτση, στο πλαίσιο του Προγράμματος Ενίσχυσης Επιστημονικών Εταιρειών 2016