Junior Professorship in History Didactics with a particular focus on Historical Culture (W1 with tenure track leading to W2)

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    Universität Leipzig
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    31/12/2020 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Germany › Leipzig


The Faculty of History, Art and Area Studies seeks to fill the following tenure track professorship, funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States, from 1 April 2021

Junior Professorship in

History Didactics with a particular focus on Historical Culture

(W1 with tenure track leading to W2)

The successful candidate will advocate and represent the entire discipline of history didactics in research and teaching. Furthermore, they will be expected to focus on the field of historical culture (Geschichtskultur) and the development of innovative teaching and learning arrangements, both digital and analogue, for higher education and schools and to support these empirically. An integration of glocal perspectives is desired, as is collaboration and alignment with the corresponding research profile focus at the Faculty of History, Art and Area Studies and at Leipzig University as a whole. Candidates should have experience in undergraduate teaching and academic management and be willing to contribute to University self-government and the acquisition of external funding.

In order to be eligible for the position, candidates must hold a doctorate in history or history didactics, the first Staatsexamen (state examination) or a Master of Education completed with distinction, and the second Staatsexamen in the discipline of history. In addition, candidates should demonstrate a minimum of three years’ teaching experience at a school. Several years of experience in the teaching of history didactics, and relevant publications on the outlined topics of historical learning, are a prerequisite.

The tenure track professorship is initially limited to three years. It will be extendable by a further three years subject to successful intermediate evaluation according to the Regulations on the Interim Evaluation Procedure for Junior Professors at Leipzig University (ZevaO). No later than five years after employment commences, a tenure evaluation will be conducted under the Regulations on the Constitution, Procedure and Evaluation of Tenure Track Professorships at Leipzig University (TTO). The evaluation procedure is based on a binding, mutual evaluation agreement concluded at the start of employment, which sets out the development goals and expectations with regard to the professor’s individual performance in the categories of research, teaching, knowledge transfer as well as academic and non-university commitment. After successful tenure evaluation, appointment to a permanent W2 professorship pursuant to Sect. 59(2) Sentence 2 no. 2 of the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) will take place without readvertising the vacancy.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by Sect. 63, 64, 70 SächsHSFG and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Sect. 63 SächsHSFG.

The tenure track professorship is considered a position for early career researchers. Therefore, the call is addressed to applicants with a completed doctoral degree, attributed with magna cum laude or higher, who seek further qualification and have not yet completed a habilitation. If applicants were employed as research associates or research assistants prior to or during the completion of their doctoral studies, the total period of employment and work on the doctoral thesis should not exceed six years. Applicants should have changed universities after completing their doctorate or have been academically active outside Leipzig University for at least two years. They should have completed their doctorate no more than four years ago.

Leipzig University is committed to gender equality. Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Applications with the usual documents, including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching to date, including records of teaching evaluations if available, as well as a certified copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired should be sent, either by post or electronically as a single PDF document, to:

Dean of the Faculty of History, Art and Area Studies

Professor Rose Marie Beck

Schillerstraße 6, 04109 Leipzig

Email: dekgko@uni-leipzig.de


by no later than 31 December 2020.


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Leipzig University

Faculty of History, Art and Area Studies

Schillerstraße 6

04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-37000

Email: dekgko@uni-leipzig.de

Website: www.uni-leipzig.de

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The provision of personal data is necessary to ensure the legality of the planned selection process. Failure to include relevant personal data in the application documents may result in your application not being considered for the post. Leipzig University’s legal requirements during the selection process result in particular from Art. 33(2) of the Basic Law (GG), the Constitution of the Free State of Saxony (SächsVerf), the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG), the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG), and budgetary law.

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