Graduate School Postdoctoral Fellowship in Germany, 2016

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The Graduate School invites applications for one postdoctoral fellowship. Successful candidates will pursue a research project in global intellectual history (18th to 20th century); they may also work on the transition of a manuscript into a book, and they will be involved in the activities of the program.

The fellowship is offered as research position on a fixed-term basis for three years starting on April 1, 2017

Course Level: Scholarship is available for pursuing a research project in global intellectual history (18th to 20th century)

Study Subject: Scholarship is awarded in global intellectual history (18th to 20th century).

Scholarship Award: Salary is in accordance with TV-L FU level E13 (100%).


  • Very good dissertation in History or an Area Studies discipline on a topic related to the research agenda of the graduate school (Ph.D. in hand at time of interview/received within the last five years)
  • Very good knowledge of English and the languages relevant to the research proposal
  • Thorough knowledge of relevant scholarly debates and approaches in global history and intellectual history


  • Teaching experience
  • Publications in peer-reviewed academic journals
  • Projects that make broad intellectual connections and/or span regions are an asset.

How to Apply:

Please send the following documents in one pdf file to globalintellectualhistory-at-geschkult.fu-berlin.de:

  • Cover letter including names and contact information of two referees
  • Curriculum vitae including list of publications
  • Abstract of Ph.D. thesis (two pages)
  • Research proposal (five pages) including a brief explanation of how your project fits in the framework of the graduate school

Review of applications will begin on September 16th. Notifications will be sent in mid-October. Successful applicants will be invited to an interview, to take place in Berlin or via Skype in mid- to late November.

Scholarship Link