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CfA: 2 Postdoctoral Fellowships

News vom 11.07.2022

Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften - Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut Graduiertenkolleg Global Intellectual History

Two Postdoctoral Fellowships (m/f/d) full-time job limited to 3 years Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L FU reference code: GIH-Postdocs 2023

Bewerbungsende: 31.08.2022

The Graduate School "Global Intellectual History" invites applications for two postdoctoral fellowships

The Graduate School "Global Intellectual History," jointly run by Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, aims to explore intellectual engagement with processes of entanglement from the 16th to the 20th century in their social, cultural and political contexts: the trans-border spread of ideas, claims to universal validity, as well as counter-movements and resistance to such claims. A particular (but not exclusive) focus is on the role of non-Western actors and knowledge production. For a detailed description of the research program, participating faculty and cooperating institutions, please visit http://www.gih.global-history.de

Job description:
Successful candidates will pursue a research project in global intellectual history (16th to 20th century); they may also work on the transition of a manuscript into book, and they will be involved in the activities of the program.

Terms of employment:
The fellowship is offered as research position on a fixed-term basis, starting on April 1, 2023 (salary group TV-L 13, 100%, limited until March 31, 2026)

Very good dissertation in History or an Area Studies discipline on a topic related to the research agenda of the Graduate School (PhD in hand at time of interview/received within the last five years)

Very good knowledge of English and the languages relevant to the research proposal; thorough knowledge of relevant scholarly debates and approaches in global history and intellectual history.
Teaching experience; publications in peer-reviewed academic journals;
projects that make broad intellectual connections and/or span regions are an asset.

Weitere Informationen

How to apply
Please send your application (with a cover letter including names and contact information of two referees, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, an abstract of the PhD thesis (two pages), a research proposal (two pages) including a brief explanation of how your project fits in the framework of the Graduate School), one PDF-file to
Dr. Sebastian Gottschalk: globalintellectualhistory@geschkult.fu-berlin.de

Shortlisted candidates will be notified in the second half of October. The job interviews will take place in mid-November 2022.

Applications should be sent by e-mail, together with significant documents, indicating the reference code, in PDF format (preferably as one document) to Herrn Dr. Sebastian Gottschalk: globalintellectualhistory@geschkult.fu-berlin.de or postal to

Freie Universität Berlin

Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften


Graduiertenkolleg Global Intellectual History

Herrn Dr. Sebastian Gottschalk

Koserstr. 20

14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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