Junior Professorship in Didactics of History

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
22 Mar 2023
End of advertisement period
02 May 2023
Contract Type
Fixed Term
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

Junior Professorship (W1) in Didactics of History
(with Tenure Track to W2)

is to be filled for an initial period of four years as of April 1, 2024. If the interim evaluation, which usually takes place in the fourth year, is positive, the employment relationship will be extended to a total of six years. At the latest in the fifth year, a tenure evaluation will be carried out by an inter-faculty and inter-departmental commission. If the tenure decision is positive and the appointment requirements are met, the candidate will be appointed to a permanent Chair (W2) of Didactics of History.

The evaluation criteria will be mutually agreed upon when the position is accepted and will form the basis of the evaluation procedure. -The essential performance criteria include academic success in the form of relevant and high-quality publications, the acquisition of research funds as well as the corresponding project management, commitment and success in teaching as well as in the promotion of early-career researchers, networking in the academic community as well as a commitment to academic self-administration.

You (m/f/x) will represent the above-mentioned academic field in its entire spectrum in research and teaching within the degree programs of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, actively participate in the design and advancement of the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs as well as of the State Examination programs, and participate in academic self-administration. With its research focus “Societal Change”, the School of Humanities and Social Sciences is part of the university’s Emerging Fields. Moreover, the training of future teachers is of key importance, making subject didactics highly relevant, especially at the Institute of History. A team of ten university lecturers as well as additional lecturers and employees is looking forward to receiving your application and to working with you. The position will entail close cooperation with the bodies and institutions involved in the training of history teachers in Dresden and Saxony, in particular with the Center for Teacher Education and Educational Research and the University School Dresden. Moreover, we expect your willingness to actively participate in TU Dresden's didactics forum as well as in interdisciplinary didactics research projects and the acquisition of third-party funding for didactics projects and in interdisciplinary collaborative projects.

This junior professorship with tenure track is aimed at scientists in a very early career phase with an extraordinary potential for a further career in science. We wish for a personality with a research focus is in the field of empirical history education research, reflective and skills-based history education, or teaching and learning in times of digital change. Additionally, you have submitted relevant project proposals or have planned or successfully acquired third-party funding, and you have teaching experience at a university. We expect you to have a university degree in history (1st State Examination or Master of Education) and an excellent doctorate in history didactics. You should also have experience in teaching history to school students. Furthermore, you should have additional academic achievements in history didactics, in particular publications in peer-reviewed journals, participation in curricula design, or the development of teaching materials. Applicants must fulfill the employment qualification requirements of § 63 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG).

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science, Prof. Dr. Heike Greschke (

Our Young Professors Program YOU-PROF offers comprehensive, targeted and individually oriented guidance and support during the evaluation phase. The program includes a structured offer for integration and retention at our university, supports your network building and offers far-reaching qualification, coaching and mentoring packages.

TU Dresden 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 Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science (Ms. Caroline Friedrich, +49 351 463-37307) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, +49 351 463-33175).

Please submit your application including a teaching concept on the didactics of history (max. 500 words) and a concept for future research and collaborations (max. 500 words), a curriculum vitae in tabular form, a description of your academic career, a list of academic publications, a list of acquired third-party funds, a list of courses taught, results of teaching evaluations, and a copy of the certificate for the highest academic degree by May 2, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Philosophische Fakultät, Dekanin, Frau Prof. Dr. Heike Greschke, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany, or in electronic form as PDF file via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal ( to

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