Research Associate / PhD student / Postdoc (m/f/x)

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
21 Dec 2021
End of advertisement period
25 Jan 2022
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

TU Dresden is one of the largest technical universities and one of the most dynamic universities in Germany. With its 17 faculties in five areas, TU Dresden offers more than 120 study programs. Since 2012, TU Dresden has been one of the German Universities of Excellence.

At the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute of History, the Chair of History of Technology and Economy, offers at the earliest possible date a position as

Research Associate / PhD student / Postdoc (m/f/x)

(subject to personal qualification employees are remunerated according to salary group E 13 TV-L)

for the Economic History. The position comprises 50 % of the fulltime weekly hours for an initial period of three years. The period of employment is governed by the Fixed Term Research Contracts Act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz – WissZeitVG). The position aims at obtaining further academic qualification (e.g. PhD/habilitation thesis) in the field of economic or business history (19th or 20th century).


  • you regularly teach courses based on the DAVOHS
  • in organizing events, supervising publications, soliciting and conducting research projects, and presenting research results, you actively collaborate with the chair´s economic history section.


  • you have a university degree either in history or in sociology or economics (with a historical focus)
  • you have authored a very good master's thesis or dissertation, preferably on a topic of economic, business, financial or social history in the time period of the 19th or 20th century
  • you enjoy transmitting knowledge and are familiar with archival work, research and scientific writing
  • you like the mix of working on your own and collaborating in teams, you have strong organizational and interpersonal skills
  • you are fluent in speaking and writing German and/or English. If English is your main language (level C2 or higher), then German language skills of at least level B2 are expected spoken and written.

Note: Another position is open for the History of Technology section of the chair. For post-doctoral level candidates with excellent competencies in both work areas, a combined position (100% of the fulltime weekly hours) may be considered by the chair holder.

Inclusion and equality of employees are important to us. We therefore welcome applications from persons regardless of gender, origin or sexual orientation. TU Dresden seeks to specifically support persons with disabilities and therefore asks them to provide relevant information when submitting their application. In case of equal suitability, people with severe disabilities or those with equivalence to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will be preferred for employment.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Gisela Hürlimann, Chair of History of Technology and Economy at the TU Dresden, E-mail:

Your comprehensive application includes your CV, university transcripts, publication list teaching evaluation (optional), a short outline for a possible research project (all in 1 PDF) and your master's thesis or dissertation (in a separate PDF). Send us your application (2 PDF) by January 25, 2022 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal to: or by mail to: TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Institut für Geschichte, Professur für Technik- und Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Frau Prof. Dr. Gisela Hürlimann, Helmholtzstraße 10, 01069 Dresden. Please submit copies only, as your application will not be returned to you. Expenses incurred in attending interviews cannot be reimbursed.

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