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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Freie Universität Berlin and Leibniz Center for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF) | Department of History and Cultural Studies Friedrich Meinecke Institute

University Professor of International History of the 20th Century

Salary grade: W2 or equivalent | Reference code: W2Intern.Gesch.20.Jh.

Work­ing field:

The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field of international history of the twentieth century with a reduced teaching load of two weekly credit hours at Freie Universität Berlin. The professorship includes the responsibility of leading a research department at the Leibniz Center for Contemporary History Potsdam (ZZF).

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 Freie Universität Berlin. They will be 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 Freie Universität Berlin. They will also cover leadership responsibilities at the ZZF. The appointee is expected to address gender and diversity issues as part of their teaching as well as in their leadership.


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

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 and be able to demonstrate a history of excellent research, along with experience in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects. Very good German and English language skills are essential for this position, and strong knowledge of another modern language is desirable. Ideally, they will also have experience with knowledge transfer and proven leadership experience.

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, 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 August 12th, 2021. Be sure to include a personal postal address and e-mail, as well as the reference code for the position. For formal purposes (i.e., for formatting application documents), 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
14195 Berlin


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