Junior Professor for “Early Modern History / Urban Cultures of Knowledge in Comparative Perspective“ (W1 with Tenure Track W2)

The Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences invites applications for a

Junior Professor for

“Early Modern History / Urban Cultures of Knowledge in Comparative Perspective“

(W1 with Tenure Track W2)

funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States (”WISNA”) to start as soon as possible.

The applicant must be able to teach and conduct research in all aspects of early modern history. With regard to research, one of the applicant’s strengths should be in cultures of knowledge in comparative perspective. In addition, the applicant is expected to be involved in the entire range of courses offered by the Department of History in all degree programs, to be involved in departmental administration and autonomy, and to be prepared to be involved in interdisciplinary projects within the Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences, as well as with other faculties at the Technische Universität Braunschweig. The applicant is also expected to participate in the work and activities of the Institut für Braunschweigische Regionalgeschichte.

The junior professor´s initial appointment is limited to three years. After a positive evaluation, the appointment will be extended by three more years. In accordance with the tenure track statues of TU Braunschweig, the appointment will be tenured at the level W2 after a positive final evaluation. The requirements of the position are defined in Section 30 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz).

With almost 20,000 students and 3,700 staff members, Technische Universität Braunschweig is the largest Institute of Technology in Northern Germany. It stands for a strategic and achievement-oriented way of thinking and acting, relevant research, exceptional teaching and the successful transfer of knowledge and technologies to industry and society. We consistently advocate family friendliness and equal opportunities.

We focus our research on mobility, infections and therapeutics, metrology, and future city. Our core disciplines include a comprehensive engineering branch and a strong natural sciences branch, closely linked with business sciences, social sciences, humanities and educational sciences.

Our campus is located at the heart of one of Europe’s most active research regions. We cooperate closely and successfully with more than 20 research institutions right on our doorstep and maintain strong relationships with our partner universities all over the world.

At TU Braunschweig, we aim to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore particularly welcome applications from women. Where candidates have equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates. Applications from international scientists are welcome. A part-time appointment may be possible on request.

Where candidates have the same qualifications, preference will be given to disabled candidates.

For more information, please contact the Head of the Appointment Committee, Prof. Dr. Ute Daniel, Tel. +49 (0) [531] [391]-[3094]; u.daniel@tu-braunschweig.de.

Please send your written application until June 15th 2020 indicating the reference number 2020_f6_W002 and including the appropriate documentation (pdf-file, max. 50 MB, Curriculum vitae, copies of references and certificates, list of courses with evaluation results, list of publications, list of lectures, list of third-party funds acquired as well as an overview of a research and teaching concept) by e-mail to berufungen(at)tu-braunschweig.de  (addressed to TU Braunschweig, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Educational Sciences, Prof. Dr. Barbara Thies, Bienroder Weg 97, 38106 Braunschweig).

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