Postdoctoral Position (f/m/d): European History (19th and 20th Centuries)

Faculty of History and the Arts, Historical Seminar/Chair in European History (19th and 20th Centuries)
Deadline: 15 August 2019

Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU Munich), one of Europe’s leading universities, is in the process of establishing an interdisciplinary center for research on Europe’s past and present by the name of Projekthaus Europa/Project House Europe. Anchored in the study of history, the center seeks to foster research on Europe that transcends disciplinary boundaries, with a particular focus on transnational processes within Europe and Europe’s place in the world.
The position is initially on a fixed-term basis of two years, but can be extended by up to another three years afterwards.
This postdoctoral position will allow the successful candidate to conduct her/his own independent research which should be in the field of the center’s focus. Moreover, the person will contribute to establishing this new research center and help to prepare and organize Project House Europe’s events and activities.

Your responsibilities:
– independent research in the context of your research project (with the opportunity for Habilitation )
– contribute to establishing the new interdisciplinary research center Project House Europe
– help prepare and organize project-based events and activities
Your profile:
– suitable candidates will have a PhD degree in modern European history with outstanding results
– clear idea about a next research project that will lead to a monograph (with the opportunity for Habilitation )
– either the PhD project or the second book project should focus on the international history of European cooperation
and integration, broadly conceived
– candidates must demonstrate their openness towards working in an interdisciplinary context as well as an interest
in theoretical questions
– fluency in English is a prerequisite. Fluency in German is an asset. Non-German candidates must have at least a
basic knowledge of German
– candidates are expected to be team players, have an open, effective communication style, and be ready to fulfil administrative tasks in the context of the center.

Your workplace is located in central Munich and very easy to reach by public transport or by bicycle. Applicants with disabilities who meet the essential criteria for the job will be given preference. LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity, and therefore explicitly encourages women to apply.

Please submit your application documents electronically by 15 August 2019 to Prof. Dr. Kiran Klaus Patel ( You can submit your dossier either in German or in English.

(A) As one pdf file:
(1) Cover letter (750 words maximum)
(2) Curriculum vitae (3 pages maximum)
(3) List of publications and list of courses taught
(4) Degree certificates
(5) Description of the project for your second book/Habilitation (1,000 words maximum)
(6) Names and email addresses of two referees. These scholars should be people who know you and your work well. Please note that we do not initially require letters, and we may not contact your referees.
(B): As a separate pdf file:
(7) Pdf of your doctoral dissertation

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