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The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is a research institute within the Leibniz Association. It conducts and facilitates research on the historical foundations of Europe in the modern period and deals with current developments in the digital humanities (https://www.ieg-mainz.de/en).

The IEG invites applications for two full-time
postdoctoral positions (research associates) (m/f/d)
in Early Modern European Religious History
at the earliest possible date for the duration of five years.
The salary accords to German pay grade TV-L EG 13.

Job profile
Successful candidates pursue an individual research project in the field of European religious history of the early modern period. We particularly welcome comparative and cross-border perspectives on religion as a domain of knowledge and interaction, including its connections to the non-European world. The candidates’ research activities and publications are expected to contribute to the over-arching intellectual and methodological discussions of the IEG community and to broaden its evolving research profile. In addition, they act as mentors for international (doctoral) research fellows, organise academic events and work towards consolidating the IEG's international network.
A further academic qualification, including teaching at university, is compatible with the research position at the IEG.

  • successfully completed and outstanding PhD in a historical discipline (e.g. history; historical theology/church history; Islamic studies; Jewish studies; religious studies)
  • high quality academic publications in the field of European religious history of the early modern period
  • internationally oriented academic track-record
  • excellent command of both English and German
We would also like to see participation in outreach and knowledge transfer activities for non-specialist audiences and appreciate interest in the application of digital tools and methods to historical research.

We offer
  • opportunities to develop your career in a renowned research institute
  • the possibility to shape and expand your academic profile
  • collaboration in an international team
  • further training
Please send your application (including CV, transcripts, list of publications and a project outline of no more than 2 pages) via email to the Leibniz Institute of European History (bewerbung@ieg-mainz.de) by 08 January 2023, stating reference number WMA-ERG-2023; all documents should be submitted in a single file (PDF).

The IEG promotes professional equality between women and men and is committed to reconciling work and family life. Women are particularly encouraged to apply.

We have a strong appreciation for diversity and welcome qualified applications from people with different backgrounds.

Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given preferential consideration.

For any questions, please contact the research coordinator of the IEG, Dr Joachim Berger (berger@ieg-mainz.de).

Announcement (pdf)