06/12/2019 – Job Opportunity: W2 Professorship in American Cultural History, Leipzig University

The Faculty of Philology seeks to fill the following position at the earliest opportunity:

W2 Professorship in American Cultural History

(Successor to Professor Crister Garrett)

The position is in the field of US American Cultural History with a focus on historical scholarship. While the successful candidate is expected to cover the full range of the field, we prefer candidates with a specialization in contemporary history and an interdisciplinary orientation toward the social sciences. In addition, we expect the candidate to bring a strong academic profile in at least one of the following areas: Intellectual History, Economic and Social History, Political Cultures, Inter-/Transnational Studies.

The successful candidate needs to have substantial experience in English-language teaching in the field, excellent publications in internationally refereed venues, and a track record in successful grant applications. His/her research needs to be compatible with Leipzig University’s research profile areas. Further prerequisites are a capacity for teamwork and a proven commitment to working in the University’s academic self-governance, including the necessary command of the German language. Excellent international contacts and expertise in the field of public outreach are additionally desirable.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to the equality of women and men.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Applications including a detailed CV, a research and teaching statement, a list of academic publications and classes taught, including available records of teaching evaluations, as well as certified copies of the highest academic degree acquired and certificate(s) proving your professional qualification for the advertised position should be submitted before 6 December 2019. Please submit a printed or an electronic version of your application (as one PDF file) to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Philology
Professor Beat Siebenhaar
Beethovenstr. 15
04107 Leipzig


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