Chair (W3) of Early Modern History

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
06 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
13 Mar 2023
Contract Type
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country. Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Institute of History, the

Chair (W3) of Early Modern History

is to be filled as of April 1, 2024.

You (m/f/x) will represent the above-mentioned discipline and its national and international connections to research and teaching with the greatest possible systematic breadth. In teaching, you will be responsible for lectures in German and English in the degree programs that have history as a subject, including the teachers training program. You should display a willingness to participate in the interdisciplinary research networks of TUD and to collaborate with DRESDEN-concept partners as well as with other cooperation partners.

We expect you to have a proven research profile with a primary focus on German history and a secondary focus on European, non-European, or global history, or on another innovative topic. This can be demonstrated by internationally visible publications and a reputable academic network. In addition, you should have an active interest in current historical, cultural, and/or social science theories and issues, as well as an open-mindedness toward the Digital Humanities. We expect experience in the acquisition of third-party funds as well as your willingness to participate in academic self-administration. Applicants must fulfill the employment qualification requirements § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

For further questions, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Prof. Dr. Heike Greschke, email:

TUD strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment. If you have any questions about these topics, please contact the Faculty's Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (Ms. Caroline Friedrich, Tel.: +49 351 463-37307) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, Tel. +49 351 463-33175).

Please submit your application with a curriculum vitae in tabular form, a description of your academic career, a list of academic publications, a list of third-party funds raised, a list of courses taught, results of teaching evaluations, and a copy of the certificate for the highest academic degree in one file by March 13, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies), preferably in electronic form (one PDF file) via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it to or as a hard copy to: TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Dekanin, Frau Prof. Dr. Heike Greschke Klein, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany.

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