Call for Applications: 1 post-doc,ERC-CoG Mediterranean infrastructures, resources, and borders

The DEEPMED Project (Discovering the Deep Mediterranean Environment: A History of Science and Strategy, 1860-2020 ) at the Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), funded by the European Research Commission (Consolidator Grant) is seeking:


1 Post-doc (PD2; full time; 3 years)


-       PhD (awarded by the time of appointment) in history of science and technology, STS, economic history, diplomatic history, history of law, international relations, or related fields.

-       Preferably (but not exclusively) with linguistic competences relevant to the Eastern Mediterranean.


Led by PI Lino Camprubí, DEEPMED explores the historical discovery of the 3D Mediterranean in three different but interrelated domains: science and technology, strategy, and environment. Its main hypothesis is that the co-evolution of scientific and strategic approaches to the deep Mediterranean environment transformed conceptions of this sea.


PD2 will join Work Package 2: The territorialization of the Sea: infrastructures, resources, and borders. It is a historical analysis of the role of science and strategy in the territorialization of the Mediterranean Sea through two distinct but closely interrelated tasks. Task 2.1 investigates the deep Mediterranean as a space for promise and utopia, combining the cultural history of projects with a firm grip on objects and artifacts and their underwater performance, including in particular issues of maintenance and epistemological challenges of resource assessment underwater. Task 2.2 produces a long-term history of the role of deep water and sea-bottom knowledge have interacted with the ways in the transnational drawing of national borders at sea.


The position is scheduled to start on September 1st, 2023. The position is for a maximum of 3 years and the monthly salary is 3,000 (before taxes).


Application deadline: 20 May, 2023. Application materials:


1. CV (listing education, positions, teaching experience, administrative experience and other qualifying activities, including a complete list of publications).

2. Cover letter (with applicant’s qualifications and motivation for the position).

3. 1 or 2 letters of recommendation.


Please send applications (and questions) to