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The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is a research institute within the Leibniz Association. It conducts and supports research on early modern and modern European history and is engaged in furthering the digital humanities.

The IEG invites applications for a full-time

postdoctoral position (research associate) (m, f, x)
in European Jewish History (16th–20th c.)
at the earliest possible date. In accordance with the German WissZeitVG the contract is fixed-term and limited to a maximum of five years. Salary: German pay grade TV-L EG 13. Job-sharing is possible.

Your responsibilities

  • Conducting an individual research project in the field of European Jewish History from the 16th to the 20th century. We particularly welcome comparative and cross-border perspectives on religion as a domain of knowledge, experience and interaction as well as on interreligious dynamics within and beyond Europe.
  • participation in the development of the IEG’s research agenda through publications and research activities
  • mentoring international (doctoral) research fellows
  • organising academic events and working towards consolidating the IEG's international network
We are also happy 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.

Your profile
  • completed and outstanding PhD in a field relevant to the job description
  • high quality academic publications in the field of early modern or modern European Jewish History
  • internationally oriented academic track record
  • excellent organisational and interpersonal skills
  • very good command of English
  • good knowledge of German or willingness to learn German within a reasonable time during the contract period
We offer
  • further training and opportunities to develop your career in a renowned research institute
  • the possibility to shape and expand your academic profile
  • a creative and motivating working environment in an international team

Please send your application (including CV, transcripts, list of publications and a project outline of no more than 1,000 words) via email to the Leibniz Institute of European History (bewerbung@ieg-mainz.de) by 25 February 2024, stating the reference number WMA-EJG-2024; all documents should be submitted in a single file (PDF). Interviews are scheduled for 25/27 March 2024.

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.

IEG is strongly committed to non-discriminatory practices and encourages applications from individuals who will further expand the diversity of our institute.

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

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