Offer 63 out of 75 from 11/01/23, 10:55


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

University Professor of the History of Late Antiquity and the Early Middle Ages

Salary grade: W2 or equivalent
Reference code: W2HistLAEMA

Working field:

The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field of history of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages.

Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Section 99 of the Berlin Higher Edu- cation Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:
The successful candidate will contribute to teaching in degree programs with and without teacher training at the bachelor’s level, the master’s degree program “History,” the Master of Education “History,” and other departmental and interdisciplinary doctoral programs in English that are still under development. They will also work on developing questions and research projects that span different historical periods. They will work together with the various estab- lished and planned research associations at Freie Universität Berlin and in other academic and non-academic contexts affiliated with the aforementioned subject in Berlin. The new professor is also expected to contribute to the interdisciplinary work being done in conjunction with the Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies. They should demonstrate sensitivity to gender and diversity issues in the context of their teaching, research, and administrative du- ties.


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

Successful candidates should have a research focus in the history of late antiquity and the early Middle Ages, as well as an excellent record of research activities with international visibil- ity that cover and connect these two periods of history. They should have international teach- ing experience at the university level and experience in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects. Candidates must have excellent knowledge of German and English and thus be able to teach in the respective language.

How to apply:

Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English (please enclose translations where necessary), a list of publications, a list of cours- es previously taught, and evidence of teaching aptitude. Please include information on in- volvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, and externally funded projects. If necessary, please include language certificates. If applicable, please give information on partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.

Please submit all application materials electronically as one PDF file (maximum 5 MB) by February 9th, 2023. Be sure to include a personal postal address and email, as well as the reference code for the position. For formal purposes (i.e., for formatting application docu- ments), you may use the following postal address, but please send your application to the email address below it.

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of History and Cultural Studies
Dean’s Office
Attn: Heike Willingham
Fabeckstr. 23/25
14197 Berlin


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