Job Offer: Junior Professorship in North American History

Freie Universität Berlin
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies and the Department of History and Cultural Studies

invites applications for a

Junior Professorship in North American History
salary grade W 1
reference code: W1GeschNordam

The successful applicant will be required to assume responsibilities in research and teaching in the area named above.

Appointment requirements are governed by Article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).

The successful candidate will hold a PhD with distinction in North American History. Candidates will have both experience in university teaching and a distinguished record of research as well as experience with grant-sponsored research. Excellent command of the English language is mandatory, a research focus in spatial/environmental history is desirable.

The appointee will be prepared to work in an interdisciplinary context with colleagues on course offerings and research projects at the John F. Kennedy Institute, the Graduate School of North American Studies, the Friedrich Meinecke Institute of History, and the Center for Area Studies of Freie Universität Berlin. The appointee will include aspects of Gender Studies and of Canadian history in her or his research and teaching. Duties will include departmental service.

The junior professor will be appointed as a civil servant for an initial period of three years. Provided that her or his performance is thereafter evaluated positively, employment may be extended for three more years.

Applications quoting the reference code should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification, a list of publications, evidence of teaching competence (such as courses previously taught) as well as of involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects.

All materials, including a private postal and/or e-mail address must be received no later than January 4th, 2016 at

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften
Frau Heike Emmrich-Willingham
Koserstraße 20
14195 Berlin, Germany

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