Postdoctoral Fellowship in Berlin on Global Intellectual History

The graduate school invites applications for one postdoctoral fellowship. Successful candidates will pursue a research project in global intellectual history (18th to 20th century); they may also work on the transition of a manuscript into book, and they will be involved in the activities of the program.

The fellowship is offered as research position on a fixed-term basis for three years starting on April 1, 2017. Salary is in accordance with TV-L FU level E13 (100%).


  • Very good dissertation in History or an Area Studies discipline on a topic related to the research agenda of the graduate school (PhD in hand at time of interview/received within the last five years)
  • Very good knowledge of English and the languages relevant to the research proposal
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant scholarly debates and approaches in global history and intellectual history


  • Teaching experience
  • Publications in peer-reviewed academic journals
  • Projects that make broad intellectual connections and/or span regions are an asset.

How to apply

Please send the following documents in one pdf file:

  • Cover letter including names and contact information of two referees
  • Curriculum vitae including list of publications
  • Abstract of PhD thesis (two pages)
  • Research proposal (five pages) including a brief explanation of how your project fits in the framework of the graduate school

Review of applications will begin on September 16th. Notifications will be sent in mid-October. Successful applicants will be invited to an interview, to take place in Berlin or via Skype in mid- to late November.

Application date
16 Sep 2016
Date of residence
1 Apr 2017
3 years
Europe Germany
Humanities History
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Grants available