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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - the Fried­rich Mein­ecke Insti­tute for History (FMI), and the Insti­tute for East European Stu­dies (OEI) at Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin

Uni­ver­sity Pro­fes­sor of East European and East-Cen­tral European History

Salary grade: W3 or equi­va­lent | Refe­rence code: W3GeschO­st­eu­ropa

Work­ing field:

The suc­cess­ful app­li­cant will cover the breadth of the field in both rese­arch and tea­ching with a focus on modern East European history and with atten­tion to approa­ches inclu­ding poli­ti­cal history, social history, and cul­tu­ral history.

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

Can­di­da­tes are expec­ted to have at least one area of spe­cia­li­za­tion in Rus­sian/Soviet history; in addi­tion to ano­t­her area rela­ted to the study of history and backed by scho­l­arly publi­ca­ti­ons. We are espe­ci­ally inte­rested in can­di­da­tes who have worked on impe­rial rela­ti­ons and trans­re­gio­nal inter­con­nec­tions. App­li­cants should be pro­fi­ci­ent in Rus­sian, and pre­fer­a­bly in an addi­tio­nal lan­guage from the region. Excel­lent rese­arch results as well as publi­ca­ti­ons in inter­na­tio­nal and peer-reviewed publi­ca­ti­ons are a requi­re­ment. Fur­ther­more, can­di­da­tes should have exten­sive tea­ching expe­ri­ence at the uni­ver­sity level, pre­fer­a­bly inclu­ding inter­na­tio­nal tea­ching expe­ri­ence, and should be able to teach in Ger­man and Eng­lish. The appoin­tee should be able to demons­trate expe­ri­ence in acqui­ring and lea­ding extern­ally fun­ded rese­arch pro­jects, as well.

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

The new pro­fes­sor will be expec­ted to con­tri­bute to col­la­bo­ra­tive rese­arch endea­vors with Freie Uni­ver­si­tät’s part­ners. He or she should also con­tri­bute to the gra­duate pro­grams offe­red at the Insti­tute for East European Stu­dies and at the Fried­rich Mein­ecke Insti­tute. In addi­tion, the appoin­tee will teach in the exis­ting bache­lor’s and mas­ter’s degree pro­grams and con­tri­bute to deve­lo­ping them fur­ther (inclu­ding course offe­rings in Eng­lish). He or she should also con­tri­bute to the deve­lop­ment of inter­di­sci­pli­nary rese­arch, inclu­ding inter­na­tio­nal coope­ra­tion. Public out­re­ach, inclu­ding con­tact with media out­lets, is also expec­ted. The appoin­tee should also be wil­ling to con­duct his/her tea­ching in a way that is atten­tive and sen­si­tive to diver­sity issues.

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tions should include a CV, cop­ies of all cer­ti­fic­ates of aca­demic qual­i­fic­a­tion in Ger­man or Eng­lish; let­ters of appoint­ment (please add trans­la­tions if applic­able), a list of pub­lic­a­tions, a list of courses pre­vi­ously taught and evid­ence of teach­ing com­pet­ence. 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, must be received no later than
April 9th, 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
Depart­ment of His­tory and Cul­tural Stud­ies
Dean’s Office
c/o Ms. 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 which are rel­ev­ant for pro­fess­or­ships (Art­icles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102c Ber­lHG) can be found online:

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer.