1) An eligible candidate for the Doctoral School in History must hold a Master’s degree or an equivalent degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences.
2) Possible subject areas for a PhD project include:
−> societies, cultures and states of early epochs (from antiquity to the end of 18th century),
−> societies, nations and states from the 19th to the 21st century,
−> history education,
−> archivistics and historical tourism.
3) The recruitment procedure is competitive. Points are assigned for each stage of the evaluation process:
a) A research proposal (0-15 pts.), which may be an outline of the prospective PhD dissertation. The proposal should be written in Polish or English and should not be shorter than 20,000 and not longer than 40,000 characters (with spaces, including bibliography). The proposal is evaluated by two reviewers representing the discipline, appointed by the chairperson of the selection committee from among researchers entitled to supervise PhD projects and specializing in the epoch specified in the project. The average of points granted by each of the reviewers in the following categories constitutes the final evaluation of the research project:
−> formulating the research problems – 0–3 pts.
−> knowledge of the current state of research – 0–3 pts.
−> proposed research methodology – 0–3 pts.
−> originality and cognitive significance – 0–3 pts.
−> feasibility and validity of the project– 0–3 pts.
b) An interview(0-20 pts.), the aim of which is verification of the candidate’s competence and knowledge concerning the selected epoch as well as methodological skills, including the perspectives of European research. The interview may be conducted in Polish or English. The final evaluation of the interview is the average of points awarded by each member of the Selection Committee in the following categories:
−> contextual knowledge in general history – 0–5 pts.
−> knowledge on methodology and sources – 0–5 pts.
−> knowledge on the current state of research and subject literature – 0–5 pts.
−> participating in an academic discussion – 0–5 pts.
c) Evaluation of scholarly activityin the field of History (0-7 pts.):
−> publication in a scientific journal, publication of a monograph book or a chapter in a monograph book published by a press included in the list of the Polish Ministry of Science and Higher Education (0-2 pt.)
−> participation with a paper in a scientific conference of international range– 0-2 pts.
−> national or international internships or scholarships (min. 7 days) – 0-1 pt.
−> outstanding achievements in a research club or participation in scientific projects carried out as part of professional activity – 0-1 pts.
−> awards or scientific honours – 0-1 pt.
Relevant certificates / confirmations must be submitted. For publications, printouts or publisher’s confirmations are required.