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Professorship in Cultural Studies/Cultural History of Eastern and Eastern Central Europe (Tenure Track)
Published(396 days ago)
Deadline for applications(367 days ago)
The University of Bremen offers an exciting
research and teaching environment with
predictable and transparently designed career
paths. Within the framework of the Bund-Länder Programme
for the Promotion of Young Scientists, the Faculty of Social
Sciences (FB 08) invites applications for the following
Tenure-Track-Professorship (W1 with Tenure-Track W2)
in Cultural Studies/Cultural History of Eastern and
Eastern Central Europe
Reference Number: JP 668/18
The appointment is initially for three years. After an interim
advisory review, the appointment will be extended for another
three years. Pending on a positive performance evaluation
after a maximum of six years, the appointment will become
tenured with a lifetime civil-service position (W2). In order to
allow the junior professors to develop their research profile,
the tenure-track phase has reduced teaching obligations.
Teaching and research will be at the Institute of European-
Studies at the Faculty of Social Sciences. The university is
seeking for a young researcher who has already acquired
some experience in independent research and academic
teaching and promises to become a leading scholar in his
field in a national and international context.
The university expects a clear focus on research in
East-European and/or EastCentral European cultures and/or
literatures of the 20. century with an additional focus on
culture and memory in Eastern/Eastern Central Europe.
The teaching obligations will concern a broad range of
European cultural studies. Teaching will be in German and
English. The future holder of the position is expected to
participate in teaching in BA and MA programmes at the
Faculty of Social Sciences, in particular in the BA-programme
Integrated European Studies. There is a particular focus
on participation in collaborative projects in social sciences.
The future holder of the position will also participate in the
conception and organisation of joint research projects at the
Faculty. A closer cooperation with the Research Centre for
East European Studies (Forschungsstelle Osteuropa - FSO)
can be taken into consideration.
The University of Bremen offers a friendly working atmosphere
and a stimulating scientific environment, in which
disciplinary and interdisciplinary cooperation are encouraged.
The future holder of the job is expected to cooperate
actively to enhance internationalisation and international
connectivity and to contribute to third-party funding of joint
Applicants are required to hold a university degree in a
related subject, an outstanding PhD degree completed within
five years prior to application. Experience in teaching at a
higher educational institution is expected. Further scientific
achievements, integration in international networks, and
proofs of pedagogical aptitude as well as communication
skills and willingness to participate in didactic training are an
advantage. Non-German-speaking applicants should be
prepared to learn the language and teach in German after
two to three years.
Teaching in Russian/Polish is equally welcomed.
The appointment follows the regulations of § 18a BremHG as
well as § 117 BremBG. Candidates holding a PhD degree from
the University of Bremen may only apply if they are no longer
employed at the University or if they had been employed
outside of the University of Bremen for at least two years.
The University of Bremen offers a range of measures to
support newly hired staff. These include advice through the
Welcome Center, child-care facilities, dual-career assistance,
and opportunities for further professional development,
including language tuition.
The University is committed to equal opportunities and
anti-discrimination. It welcomes applications from candidates
of all nationalities and citizenships. The University has
received multiple awards for its gender equality policy and is
certified as a family-friendly university. Female candidates
are explicitly encouraged to apply. Applications from
handicapped candidates will be given priority in case of
Applications with CV (copies of diplomas), documentation of
research and teaching activities and a research and teaching
concept (pdf-file) have to be sent together with three
publications (in three separate pdf-files) stating the reference
number JP 732/18 by September 14th, 2018, to the dean
Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall under the following address:
Dekanin des Fachbereichs 08
Postfach 330 440 · 28334 Bremen
or via e-Mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
For further information please address
Prof. Dr. Karin Gottschall (Dean) - Tel. +49
(0)421 218 58595,
Further information about the application
procedure see: https://www.uni-bremen.de/en/berufungsverfahren