Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – Junior Professor, History of the Human Sciences

Location: Germany
Institution Type: College/University
Position Type: Assistant, Associate or Full Professor

Under the auspices of a co-operation agreement between Max Planck Institute for the History of Science (MPIWG) and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, the university is seeking to fill the following vacancy:

Junior Professor for the History of the Human Sciences

The requirements for a successful application consist of an outstanding record of research and teaching in the interdisciplinary field of the History of Human Sciences since the 18th century. The Human Sciences (such as the History of Medicine, Population Science, Biopolitics, Historical and Systematic Anthropology or Ethnology) are closely interlinked with the social and natural sciences as well as the Humanities. They contributed significantly to the formation of modern knowledge. We expect the successful applicant to have international experience and the ability to work in a team in order to enhance the manifold co-operations with the MPIWG, the institutions concerned with the History of Knowledge and the History of Science located at different faculties of Humboldt-Universität, as well as the existing collaborative research centres, graduate schools and clusters of excellence. The advertised position complements the measures taken by Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, MPIWG and Freie Universität Berlin to turn Berlin’s science campus into an international centre for the History of Science and of Knowledge.

The candidates must fulfil all requirements for being appointed to a junior-professorship as stated in §102a of Berlin’s Higher Education Law (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is seeking to enhance the quota of women employed in research and teaching and therefore particularly seeks qualified female scientists to apply. International applications are desired. Severely disabled applicants will be favoured if equally qualified.

Applications with the usual documents such as CV, copies of reports, list of publications (we kindly ask you not provide us with any actual publications as yet) are to be sent to “Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, President’s Office, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Christoph Markschies, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin within the next six weeks stating the reference number JP 002/09.

Contact Info:
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Der Präsident
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin