Postdoctoral Fellowship in Berlin on Global Intellectual History

The Graduate School invites applications for one postdoctoral fellowship

Job description

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.

Terms of employment

The fellowship is offered as research position on a fixed-term basis, starting on 1 September 2018 (salary group TV-L 13, 100%, limited until 30.09.2021, with additional funds for research and archival trips available)


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 your application with the following documents (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) as one PDF-file and no later than May 14th, 2018 to

Dr. Sebastian Gottschalk: globalintellectualhistory@geschkult.fu-berlin.

Application date
14 May 2018
Date of residence
1 Sep 2018 to 30 Sep 2021
3 years
Europe Germany
Humanities History
Required post-doc experience: 
between 0 and 5 years
Grants available