Within the framework of ERC-funded project HOMEACROSS, the Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) invites applications for one full-time doctoral researcher vacancy. The doctoral student will join an interdisciplinary team under the supervision of Dr. Kalliopi Amygdalou, head of the HOMEACROSS project.

The five-year-long research project entitled ‘Space, Memory and the Legacy of the 1923 Population Exchange between Greece and Turkey’ is funded by the European Research Council (ERC StG, Horizon 2020) and is commencing on 1 February 2021.


Fixed term, starting 1 February 2021. The position is offered for two (2) years with the possibility of extension up to two (2) additional years.


Αthens, Greece


The PhD student will be based at ELIAMEP. Main responsibilities include:

  • Architectural surveying and ethnographic work in Attica province, under the supervision of Dr. Kalliopi Amygdalou.
  • Archival and library research in Greece and abroad.
  • Literature review, writing and analysis.
  • Participation in the organization of the dissemination activities of the project, and especially the museum exhibition.
  • Participation in team meetings, publications and conferences.


  1. Enrolled in a PhD in Architecture, Cultural Studies or related field. The duration of the contract is bound to the duration of the PhD enrollment, as the latter is a prerequisite for this position.
  2. Post-graduate studies or previous experience in curation or exhibition design is highly desirable.
  3. Strong organisational, research and writing skills.
  4. Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Greek.
  5. Previous professional or research experience with refugees and displacement is highly desirable.
  6. Working knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) is desirable.

Diversity-Equal Opportunities

The Hellenic Foundation for European & Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP) is strongly committed to diversity within its community. ELIAMEP remains committed to equal opportunities in the evaluation and recruitment of its personnel, and it does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race or ethnic origin, religious and other convictions, sexual orientation, age, or disability. 


Applications should include a cover letter in English including a detailed statement of research interests, a CV, and the names and contact details of two potential referees. Please also send any relevant writing sample (published or unpublished) or related exhibition portfolio in English; these will be treated confidentially. Please submit your application via email, titled ‘HOMEACROSS 02’, to: [email protected] before December 18th, 2020. Selected candidates will be invited to online interviews. All applications will be evaluated by the Evaluation Committee. If you wish to further inquire about the position, please establish direct contact with Dr Kalliopi Amygdalou, HOMEACROSS Principal Investigator, email [email protected].

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