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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kul­tur­wis­senschaften - Friedrich-Mei­necke-Insti­tut - Arbeits­bereich Glob­al­geschichte

2 Pos­i­tions
Research Assist­ants (postdoc) (m/f/d)

Full-time job
lim­ited to 5 years
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Ref­er­ence code: 2021_2_Glob­al­geschichte_postdoc

Work­ing field:

The His­tory Depart­ment of Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin is home to a broad vari­ety of research pro­jects and schol­arly ini­ti­at­ives in the field of global his­tory (among them, the MA pro­gram Global His­tory, and the Gradu­ate School "Global Intel­lec­tual His­tory", both jointly run by Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin and Hum­boldt-Uni­versität). 
For more on the activ­it­ies in the area of global his­tory in par­tic­u­lar, see http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/en/e/fmi/institut/arbeitsbereiche/ab_conrad/index.html

Job descrip­tion:
Start­ing on Septem­ber 1, 2021, or a mutu­ally agreed date there­after, suc­cess­ful can­did­ates will pur­sue a research pro­ject in global his­tory (18th to 20th cen­tur­ies). They will teach 2 courses per semester and they will be involved in the activ­it­ies of the His­tory Depart­ment.

Require­ments:

Dis­ser­ta­tion in his­tory or a neigh­bor­ing dis­cip­line about a topic that can be con­ceived as global his­tory (Ph.D. in hand at time of inter­view/received within the last five years).

Desir­able:

Very good dis­ser­ta­tion in his­tory or a neigh­bor­ing dis­cip­line about a topic that can be con­ceived as global his­tory;
very good know­ledge of Eng­lish and the lan­guages rel­ev­ant to the research pro­posal; suf­fi­cient know­ledge of Ger­man to par­ti­cip­ate in depart­mental activ­it­ies or will­ing­ness to acquire it;
thor­ough know­ledge of rel­ev­ant schol­arly debates and approaches in global his­tory and social his­tory;
a well-con­ceived research pro­ject in global his­tory;
teach­ing exper­i­ence;
pub­lic­a­tions in peer-reviewed journ­als;
pro­jects that make broad con­nec­tions and/or span regions are an asset.

How to ap­ply:

Please send the fol­low­ing doc­u­ments in one pdf (not exceed­ing 10MB) file to michael.goebel@fu-berlin.de: Cover let­ter includ­ing names and con­tact inform­a­tion of two ref­er­ees; cur­riculum vitae includ­ing list of pub­lic­a­tions; 300-word abstract of Ph.D. thesis; research pro­posal (one page); teach­ing pro­posal (one page); writ­ing sample (e.g. of journal art­icle or Ph.D. chapter).



Review of applic­a­tions will begin on May 17. Noti­fic­a­tions will be sent in early June. Short­l­is­ted applic­ants will be invited to an inter­view via Webex around mid-June.


Applic­a­tions are to be sub­mit­ted with the rel­ev­ant doc­u­ments under the ref­er­ence code in PDF format no later than May 24th, 2021 by email to Prof. Dr. Michael Goebel: michael.goebel@fu-berlin.de , who you can also con­tact with quer­ies ahead of your applic­a­tion.

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Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kul­tur­wis­senschaften
Friedrich-Mei­necke-Insti­tut
Arbeits­bereich Glob­al­geschichte
Mr. Prof. Dr. Michael Goebel
Koserstr. 20
14195 Ber­lin (Dah­lem)

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