University Professorship (W3) of East European and East-Central European History
Freie Universität Berlin
The Department of History and Cultural Studies, 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
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.
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 9th2020 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
c/o Ms. Willingham
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.