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The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz (Germany) and the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) are jointly inviting applications for the position of

Director of the Department of Abendländische Religionsgeschichte (History of Religions)

combined with a

University Professorship in Early Modern/Modern/Contemporary History with a Focus on European Religious History (W 3 LBesG)

The position is to be filled by April 1, 2022.

IEG is a non-profit institution devoted to academic research. It is an independent research institute and a member of the Leibniz Association. Its purpose is to conduct academic research on European history. The Institute fulfils this purpose through individual and joint research efforts of its staff, through the award of re- search scholarships and fellowships for international academics, and through the collaboration with other institutions in Germany and abroad. As a member institute of the Leibniz Association IEG is jointly funded by the German federal and state governments.

As a member of the executive board and in cooperation with the director of the department of Universalgeschichte (universal history), the future holder of the position is jointly responsible for the Institute's current operations. The executive board oversees the development of IEG's research profile, the budget, the development and organisation of interdisciplinary research projects with national and international partners, and the collaboration with other institutions of the Leibniz Association. The teaching load at Johannes Gutenberg University amounts to two weekly hours per semester.

Prerequisites include a dissertation with a historical focus, familiarity with the discipline of history, and additional excellent academic achievements. The position requires relevant international and innovative research achievements in the field of European religious history and/or church history. Other requirements are a special interest in the development of digital historical research, leadership skills, experience in academic teaching and in the field of knowledge transfer, willingness to be involved in the relevant bodies of the Leibniz As- sociation, a wide international network, and experience in acquiring and managing major research projects.

Applicants must meet the general requirements according to public services law and the relevant higher education state laws (§ 49 Hochschulgesetz Rheinland-Pfalz). The position is filled on the basis of a joint appointment procedure by JGU and IEG. The future holder of the position will be appointed to JGU as a university professor and then be granted leave of absence in order to be employed at IEG.

IEG and JGU strive to increase the proportion of women in academia. IEG and JGU promote the professional equality of women and men and support the reconciliation of work and family life. Female academics are especially encouraged to apply.

Suitably qualified with disabilities will be given priority.
Please send your application (only electronically, as a single PDF file, max. 10 MB) including the usual doc- uments (curriculum vitae, copies of degrees/diplomas, list of publications, supervised qualification theses, taught courses, acquired third-party funding – publications only on request) and an outline of future research perspectives for IEG by October 26, 2020 to the

Dekan des Fachbereichs 07 - Geschichts- und Kulturwissenschaften Univ.-Prof. Dr. Michael Kißener
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
D-55099 Mainz
E-Mail: dekanatfb07-bewerbung@uni-mainz.de

The application documents will be made available to the members of the appointment committee. The members of the administrative board of the IEG will be allowed access, if necessary, for the further procedure.
You will find the information on data protection in dealing with your application under:

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