Universität Bielefeld

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Current status of application procedure

  • Assessment lectures (01./02.09.2020)
The Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology (Department of History) is seeking to appoint as soon as possible a

Junior Professor (W1, without tenure track) for Public History.

We are looking for a young scholar with an independent and innovative academic profile who, in the spirit of Bielefeld's historical scholarship, is dedicated to the theoretical and conceptual research of the relationship between historical culture, historical politics and historical scholarship, considering questions of historical judgement and exploring the framework of historical-political education.

Applicants are expected to work independently and with commitment, to have a cooperative, team-oriented working style and to be willing to take on a formative role within the research group "Historical Cultures".

The profile of the position includes a networking approach to research, in particular the willingness to actively acquire third-party funding, to establish interdisciplinary cooperation and to participate in existing research projects and collaborations in the Department of History.

The holder of the position will teach in all B.A., M.A. and M.Ed. programs of the Department of History. He/she brings in teaching experience in Public History or History Didactics and shows willingness to teach Public History topics flexibly and broadly beyond his/her own research focus. The contents of the study program are appropriately prepared, geared to the requirements of the Bielefeld students and with a view to key competencies and institutions of Public History.

The requirements for the advertised Junior Professorship are a completed university degree, pedagogical aptitude and an outstanding doctorate in a branch of history with a focus on the teaching and research profile of the advertised position. Applications from abroad are welcome. Foreign-language applicants should be prepared to teach in German after a period of familiarization.

Recruitment is initially limited to three years with the possibility of extension for a further three years after a positive interim evaluation. The evaluation procedure is regulated in the Bielefeld "Guidelines for Junior Professorships".

Applications from suitably qualified handicapped and severely handicapped persons are explicitly encouraged.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognised as a family friendly university. The University welcomes applications from women. This is particularly true with regard both to academic and technical posts as well as positions in Information Technology and Trades and Craft. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the state equal opportunity statutes.

The faculty regards the equality of women and men as an important task, which the future job holder* is involved in implementing.

Applications are considered which, in addition to the usual documents - curriculum vitae, list of courses and publications, copies of academic degrees - contain an approximately five-page presentation of the applicant's own research profile including a sketch of a future research project, an approximately three-page summary of the dissertation and an approximately three-page teaching concept. The application can be written in German or English.

Further information on Bielefeld University can be found on our website at www.uni-bielefeld.de/ .

Applications should be sent by e-mail as a single PDF document by April 15, 2020 to:


Alternatively, applications can be sent by regular mail to:

Universität Bielefeld
Fakultät für Geschichtswissenschaft, Philosophie und Theologie
- Die Dekanin -
Postfach 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld

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