Chair (W2) of Didactics of History

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
01 Dec 2020
End of advertisement period
19 Feb 2021
Frau Prof. Dr. Susanne Schötz
Contract Type
Full Time

At TU Dresden, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, the Institute of History invites applications for the

Chair (W2) of Didactics of History

to be filled at the earliest possible date.

You will represent didactics of history in its complete spectrum within the degree programs of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science and actively participate in shaping the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs as well as state exam degree programs. We also expect you to actively participate in academic selfadministration. We expect you to organize the cooperation with the bodies and institutions involved in history teacher training. We also presume your willingness to work actively in the panel „Didactics at TU Dresden“ as well as in interdisciplinary didactic research projects and the acquisition of third-party didactic project funding. Your research focus should be on historical culture and/or the communication of history/public history. Building on this, you will play a central role in establishing a focal point “digitization in the process of historical learning“ at the Institute of History.

We wish for qualifications and experience in the field of digital change in historical learning and the transformation of historical culture. With your application, we ask you to submit a) a research and teaching concept concerning the didactics of history (300 words maximum) and b) a concept for developing and shaping the new focal point “digitisation in the process of historical learning“ (500 words maximum). We expect a university degree in history, a very good doctorate in the didactics of history, first state exam or Master of Education degree, second state exam, teaching experience in the subject of history of at least three years as well as additional scientific achievements in didactics of history, in particular publications in journals and the participation in curriculum and teaching materials development. Experience in teaching at universities is desirable. We are looking forward to receiving applications that fulfil the employment qualification requirements of § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

For further information please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Prof. Dr. Susanne Schötz, Tel. +49 351 463-34022; Email:

TU Dresden seeks to employ more female professors. Hence, we particularly encourage women to apply. Applications from candidates with disabilities or those requiring additional support are very welcome. The university is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Representative of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (Mrs. Josefine Went, or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, +49 351 463-33175).

Please send your application including a curriculum vitae, a description of your scientific career, a list of publications, a list of external funding received, information about your teaching experience including evaluations and a certified copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree in one hard copy by January 4, 2021 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Dekanin, Frau Prof. Dr. Susanne Schötz, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden.

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