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Professor - Modern History

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Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

The Faculty of History and Cultural Studies invites applications for a

W3 Professorship in Modern History (19th and 20th centuries)
as of now.

Reference is made to § 61 Para. 7 Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG) and to conditions of employment based on § 62 HHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.


The professorship’s primary focus is on the “long” 19th century, which the prospective holder of the position will represent in research and teaching across its entire range.

Lectures are to be provided for the various BA and MA courses as well as for the teaching degree courses at the Historical Institute. Participation in the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) and the Centre for Media and Interactivity (ZMI) at Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) as well as in the area of potential “Culture – Conflict – Security”, which is of particular importance for the development of research profiles at the Humanities and Social Sciences departments at JLU, is expected.

Moreover, the professorship is to participate in the department’s relevant international collaborations and make use of its own international connections to further the international profile of the Historical Institute.

We welcome the consideration of gender aspects in research and teaching.


Applicants must be well established in the field of the German and transnational (either Western European or colonial) History of the 19th and early 20th centuries.

The academic theses (apart from the doctorate further scientific achievements (e.g., habilitation)) are supposed to focus on these fields and be associated with the realm of Modern History.
Success in the independent acquisition of external funds is also expected.

JLU aims to employ more women in academic research.

We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply.

JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university.

Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) with a CV and a documentation of your qualifications and teaching competence to: The President of Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number 4-17/20. Applications must be received by October 1st, 2020 at the latest.

Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures here.

Please only submit copies of your application documents without document files or folders, as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.

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Status: Professor
Location: Gießen, GERMANY
Advert Published: 7 Sep 2020
Expiry date: 7 Oct 2020
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