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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 is engaged in current developments in the digital humanities.

The IEG invites applications for a full-time

postdoctoral position (research associate) (f, m, div)
in Modern European History (19th/20th c.)
at the earliest possible date for the duration of five years (under the German WissZeitVG).
The salary accords to German pay grade TV-L EG 13. The position can be shared in principle.

Your responsibilities
At the IEG, you pursue an individual research project in the field of 19th/20th century European history. We particularly welcome comparative and cross-border perspectives as well as projects on Europe's global entanglements. With your research activities and publications, you contribute to the shaping of the IEG’s research profile. In addition, you act as a mentor 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.

Your profile
  • successfully completed and outstanding PhD in history
  • high quality academic publications on 19th/20th century history
  • 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 25 June 2023, stating reference number WMA-EG-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.

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

We appreciate and value diversity.

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