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University of Heidelberg - The Institute for Regional History

Location: Heidelberg - Germany
Salary: Salary is determined in accordance with the German public sector salary scale at TV-L 13
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 25th March 2021
Closes: 30th April 2021

The Institute for Regional History (Institut für Fränkisch-Pfälzische Geschichte und Landeskunde) within the Center for the Study of European History and Cultures (ZEGK) at the Heidelberg University seeks to fill a full-time vacancy for a

Lecturer (fixed-term, full-time. Salary is determined in accordance with the German public sector salary scale at TV-L 13.)

This is a three-year position with the possibility for the contract to be extended for an additional three years. The position provides the respective candidate with the opportunity for further professional development (namely the completion of a Habilitation or a second book).

The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research on medieval regional history (Landesgeschichte) with a focus on the regions covered by the Institute and to teach modules (at both BA- and MA-level) on medieval regional history based on their own research interests. Other duties expected of the post holder include the management of the Institute in accordance with the directors, dealing for example with day-to-day administration and public engagement.

Candidates are required to hold a PhD in medieval history, have a strong track record in researching and teaching medieval (regional) history, as well as the ability to undertake management tasks within the framework of the Institute. Fluency in German (reading and writing) is required.

Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. We particularly welcome applications from qualified female candidates, who are underrepresented at the University. Disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified. In principle, the position can be part-time.

Applications for the position are to be sent via email in one PDF-document, addressed to Prof Dr Jörg Peltzer and Prof Dr Romedio Schmitz-Esser. Please include a CV, list of publications and courses taught, degree certificates (PhD, MA, BA, A-levels), a statement on your proficiency of German, and a short outline describing future research (one to two pages). Please send applications to:

Johanna Hauck, email:

The dead-line for application is: 30 April 2021

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