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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Depart­ment of His­tory and Cul­tural Stud­ies Friedrich-Mei­necke-Insti­tute

Uni­versity Pro­fessor of Inter­na­tional His­tory of the 20th cen­tury

Uni­versity Pro­fessor of Inter­na­tional His­tory of the 20th cen­tury
Salary grade: W2 or equi­val­ent
Ref­er­ence code: W2Int­Gesch20Jh

Work­ing field:

The suc­cess­ful applic­ant will cover the area named above in research and teach­ing, with a reduced teach­ing load of two weekly credit hours at Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin (FU). The pro­fess­or­ship includes the respons­ib­il­ity of lead­ing a research depart­ment at the Leib­niz Centre for Con­tem­por­ary His­tory Pots­dam (ZZF).

Appoint­ment require­ments are gov­erned by Sec­tion 100 of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act (Ber­liner Hoch­schul­ge­setz).

Suc­cess­ful can­did­ates will have a research back­ground spe­cial­iz­ing in Ger­man and West­ern European and/or non-European his­tory of the twen­ti­eth cen­tury. They will have a broad inter­na­tional teach­ing record, backed by pos­it­ive teach­ing eval­u­ations, and be able to demon­strate a his­tory of excel­lent research work, along with exper­i­ence in acquir­ing and lead­ing extern­ally fun­ded research pro­jects. Very good Ger­man and Eng­lish lan­guage skills are essen­tial for this pos­i­tion and pos­sibly very good com­pet­ency in another mod­ern lan­guage. Ideally, they will have exper­i­ence with know­ledge trans­fer, and proven lead­er­ship exper­i­ence.

Along with the reg­u­lar offi­cial duties of pro­fess­ors lis­ted in Sec­tion 99 of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the fol­low­ing activ­it­ies.


The appointee will be respons­ible for devel­op­ing the new research focus “Glob­al­iz­a­tion in a Divided World” at the ZZF jointly with the Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin. He/She is expec­ted to work in close part­ner­ship with research pro­jects at the Friedrich Mei­necke Insti­tute with a focus on con­tem­por­ary and/or global his­tory. They will ful­fill their teach­ing require­ment of two weekly credit hours and super­vise degree theses at the Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin. The pro­fessor will assume lead­er­ship respons­ib­il­it­ies at the ZZF, and is expec­ted to sub­mit an applic­a­tion in the Leib­niz Pro­gram for Women Pro­fess­ors. The appointee is expec­ted to address gender and diversity issues in their teach­ing and research.

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tions should include a CV, cop­ies of all cer­ti­fic­ates of aca­demic qual­i­fic­a­tion in Ger­man or Eng­lish; a list of pub­lic­a­tions, a list of courses pre­vi­ously taught and evid­ence of teach­ing aptitude. Please include inform­a­tion on involve­ment in ongo­ing and future research endeavors, joint research pro­jects, extern­ally fun­ded pro­jects and, if neces­sary, lan­guage cer­ti­fic­ates. If applic­able, please give inform­a­tion on part­ner­ships with industry, inven­tions/pat­ents, and spin-offs. 
All mater­i­als, includ­ing a per­sonal postal address and email address, must be received no later than Decem­ber 10th, 2020, prefer­ably elec­tron­ic­ally. Please indic­ate the ref­er­ence code for the pos­i­tion when you sub­mit your mater­i­als in one PDF file (max­imum 5 MB), to the fol­low­ing address:

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kul­tur­wis­senschaften
z. Hd. von Heike Will­ing­ham
Fabeck­str. 23/25
14195 Ber­lin


Applic­a­tion guidelines, gen­eral inform­a­tion on the appoint­ment pro­ced­ure, appoint­ment require­ments for pro­fess­or­ships at Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin, and the reg­u­la­tions defined by the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act that are rel­ev­ant to pro­fess­or­ships (Sec­tions 99, 100, 101, 102a,102c Ber­lHG) can be found online:

With an elec­tronic applic­a­tion, you acknow­ledge that FU Ber­lin saves and pro­cesses your data. FU Ber­lin can­not guar­an­tee the secur­ity of your per­sonal data if you send your applic­a­tion over an unen­cryp­ted con­nec­tion.

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer.