Department of History

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Professorin Dr. Cordelia Heß
University of Greifswald
Domstraße 9 A
D-17487 Greifswald
Phone: +49 3834 420 3330, Sekretary: 420 3331
cordelia.hess@uni-greifswald.de

 

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D-17487 Greifswald
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Jobs at the Department of History, University of Greifswald

The University of Greifswald is amongst the oldest universities in the German-speaking world, founded in 1456 on the initiative of citizens of the Hanseatic town of Greifswald, to whom there is still a strong connection today. 

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The University of Greifswald sees itself as a research university. Its research strength is mainly provided by the intensive interdisciplinary collaboration of the five faculties, including University Medicine.

Find a job to fit your profile at the University of Greifswald, current vacancies can be found below.

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Research assistant - Institute of History 21/Ma06

17.06.2021 | Wissenschaftliches Personal | deadline: 01.08.2021

The Institute of History and the Interdisciplinary Research Centre for Baltic Sea Region (IFZO), offers

a temporary research assistant (f/m/d) vacancy for a part-time (65 f. h.) position

in the research cluster "New Nationalisms" starting on 01.10.2021 for a period of three years in the project "Fragmented Transformations". The remuneration is based on salary group 13 TV-L Wissenschaft.

The subproject “The History of Anti-Feminist Arguments and Discourses in Northern and Eastern Europe” is intended to examine the history of the development of anti-feminist discourses in the northwestern and northeastern areas of the Baltic Sea region from the 19th century to the present in an internationally comparative manner. It is also possible to compare one of the regions with such developments in Germany.

The position is located in the sub-project "Gender Politics" at the research cluster “New Nationalisms”. The research cluster is assigned to the Chair of History of Nordic History, Prof. Dr. Cordelia Heß.

Further information on the research area can be found at https://phil.uni-greifswald.de/en/departments/facilities-organisations/ifzo/research-groups/new-nationalisms/

Work tasks:

  • Realization of a doctoral project during the period of the position
  • Support in the preparation and active participation in the events of the research area

Requirements for employment:

  • completed graduate academic university studies, preferably in history or related disciplines
  • knowledge of a Northern or Eastern European language
  • very good knowledge of English (B2 or higher)

Desirable knowledge and skills are:

  • experience in interdisciplinary research contexts
  • knowledge of the history of feminist and anti-feminist movements in the Nordic countries and/or Eastern Europe and/or Germany
  • A qualifying thesis or an initiated doctoral project in the thematic environment of the position

The position is open to all persons, irrespective of gender. The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented and thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable. Severely disabled applicants with the same qualifications will be considered with preference. 

In accordance with § 68(3) PersVG M-V, the Staff Council will only be involved in staff matters of the academic or artistic staff on request.

Please only submit copies of your application documents as they cannot be returned.

Unfortunately, the application costs (e.g. travel expenses for interviews) will not be reimbursed by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Applications should include, in addition to the usual informative documents (CV, references, list of publications, contact details of potential references), a maximum 3-page synopsis of the planned research project in German or English.

Applications should be sent with reference to the job advertisement number 21/Ma06 by the 01/08/2021, in electronic form (as one file in PDF-format) by email, to:

Universität Greifswald
Lehrstuhl für nordische Geschichte
Prof. Dr. Cordelia Heß

cordelia.hessuni-greifswaldde

Research Assistant - Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO) 21/Ma12

29.06.2021 | Wissenschaftliches Personal | deadline: 31.07.2021

At the Department of History and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO), at the University of Greifswald´s Faculty of Arts and Humanities, there is a job vacancy, expected to be available from 01.10.2021, subject to the provision of funds from the BMBF,for a part-time (65 %)

Research Assistant.

The position on offer is limited to a period of 36 months in the project “Fragmented Transformations“. Payment will be made according to pay group 13 TV-L Wissenschaft.

The position is part of the sub-project „Shared Heritage: Conflicting Heritages, Cultural Landscapes, Canonisation, and Presentation of Cultural Heritage in the Baltic Sea Region” in the work package „Unwanted and Conflicting Heritage”. The work package investigates objects, practices and discourses of heritage. In the centre of interest are processes of destruction and decay that contribute to the transformation and re-semanticisation of memory cultures.

The work package consists of two areas of research: 1) Military and Industrial Legacies of the Soviet Union as Cultural Heritage in the Baltic Sea Region and 2) Fall of Monuments.

The announced position focuses on Military and Industrial Legacies of the Soviet Union as Cultural Heritage in the Baltic Sea Region (PIs:Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Michael North, Chair of Modern History and Prof. Dr. Mathias Niendorf, Eastern European History).

Further information on the research area can be found at https://phil.uni-greifswald.de/en/departments/facilities-organisations/ifzo/research-groups/the-topicality-of-cultural-heritage/

Work tasks:

The applicant is expected to take over tasks in research and research management. The position is intended to provide qualification in the first qualification phase with the aim of obtaining a doctorate within the framework of the research program outlined above. In addition to the assignment of duties conducive to the completion of a PhD, the duties include assisting in the organization of workshops and other research within the project (e.g., field research, archival research, data collection) and active participation in the IFZO study program.

Requirements:

  • completed graduate academic university studies (Master degree or equivalent), preferably in history or related disciplines (European Studies, Cultural Studies)
  • very good knowledge of German and English (B2)
  • knowledge of a language of the Baltic Sea Region

Desirable knowledge and skills are:

  • experience in international and interdisciplinary research contexts
  • a qualifying thesis or an initiated doctoral project in the thematic environment of the position.

Applicants must show willingness and ability to play an active role in an interdisciplinary and international research programme and context. She/he should provide an interest in cultural and political sciences.

The position is open to all persons, irrespective of gender. The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented and thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable. Severely disabled applicants with the same qualifications will be considered with preference.

In accordance with § 68(3) PersVG M-V, the Staff Council will only be involved in staff matters of the academic or artistic staff on request.

Unfortunately, the application costs (e.g. travel expenses for interviews) will not be reimbursed by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Applications should include, in addition to the usual informative documents (CV, references, list of publications, contact details of potential references or a letter of recommendation), a maximum 3-page synopsis of the planned research project in German or English.

Applications should be sent with reference to the job advertisement number 21/Ma12 by 31 July 2021 in electronic form (one PDF-file) by email to:

University of Greifswald
Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research
Department of History

Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Michael North/Professor Dr. Mathias Niendorf

northuni-greifswaldde

Research Assistant - Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO) 21/Ma13

29.06.2021 | Wissenschaftliches Personal | deadline: 31.07.2021

At the Department of History and the Interdisciplinary Centre for Baltic Sea Region Research (IFZO), at the University of Greifswald´s Faculty of Arts and Humanities, there is a job vacancy, expected to be available from 01.10.2021, subject to the provision of funds from the BMBF,for a part-time (65 %)

Research Assistant.

The position on offer is limited to a period of 36 months in the project “Fragmented Transformations“. Payment will be made according to pay group 13 TV-L Wissenschaft.

The position is located in the IFZO sub-project “Shared Heritage: Conflicting Heritages, Cultural Landscapes, Canonisation, and Presentation of Cultural Heritage in the Baltic Sea Region” in the work package "Unwanted and Conflicting Heritage”. The work package investigates objects, practices, and discourses of heritagization. Of particular interest are processes of destruction and decay that contribute to the transformation and re-semanticisation of memory cultures. The work package is divided into two areas of research: 1) Are the military and industrial legacies of the Soviet Union a cultural heritage in the Baltic Sea Region, 2) Fall of monuments.

The position announced here in the research area Fall of monuments is assigned to the chair of Nordic History (Prof. Dr. Cordelia Heß). The chair is dedicated to the history and culture of Scandinavia and Finland from the Middle Ages to the present. 

The project aims to examine how far the symbolic and violent act of destroying, beheading or spray-painting of monuments establish comparable monopolies of memory for different groups of actors as the erection of monuments itself. Therefore, we want to investigate which fragmentation or re-conception of heritage emerge from such crisis-like moments. Dissertations are expected to focus on a relevant topic within this field.

Requirements:
The candidate must be a holder of a master’s degree, preferably in History or similar disciplines (European Studies, Cultural Studies). Applicants must show willingness and ability to play an active role in an interdisciplinary and international research programme and context. She/he should provide basic knowledge in postcolonial theories, discourses, and movements. Applicants are expected to be fluent in German and English (both oral and written), and to have very good knowledge of at least one language of the Baltic Sea region (including German). Furthermore, cooperation in the organisation and participation in the sub-project “Shared Heritage” events are required.

The position is open to all persons, irrespective of gender. The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented and thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable. Severely disabled applicants with the same qualifications will be considered with preference.

In accordance with § 68(3) PersVG M-V, the Staff Council will only be involved in staff matters of the academic or artistic staff on request.

Unfortunately, the application costs (e.g. travel expenses for interviews) will not be reimbursed by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

The two-stage application process initially requires an exposé on a relevant research topic connected to at least one of the key areas of research (3 pages), which also explains the applicant’s motivation. Furthermore, the applications must include a curriculum vitae and a digital copy of the M.A. dissertation, copies of secondary and higher education certificates, one written reference, and a cover letter. Following the evaluation of the applications, suitable candidates will be invited for an interview. Texts and information on the procedure will be provided with the invitation for the interview.

Applications should be sent with reference to the job advertisement number 21/Ma13 by 31 July 2021 in electronic form (as one file in PDF-format) by email to:

Universität Greifswald
Interdisziplinäres Forschungszentrum Ostseeraum
Historisches Institut
Professor Dr. Cordelia Heß

cordelia.hessuni-greifswaldde

Research Assistant - Departement of History´s Chair of Nordic History 21/Ma08

16.06.2021 | Wissenschaftliches Personal | deadline: 25.07.2021

At the Departement of History´s Chair of Nordic History, at the University of Greifswald´s Faculty of Arts and Humanities, there is a job vacancy, expected to be available from 01.10.2021, subject to the provision of funds from the DFG,for a full-time

Research Assistant.

The position on offer is limited to a period of 24 months. The position is suitable for part-time. Payment will be made according to pay group 13 TV-L Wissenschaft.

Job description:
The position is placed within the project "Mission before Colonization: A re-evaluation of religious contact in Greenland and Sápmi between 1000 and 1700,“ funded by Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschft (DFG). Together with the project leader and a PhD student, the holder of this position will examine the premodern history of religious and cultural contact in the Arctic and Fennoscandic regions. The focus of this post-doctorate project lies in the re-evaluation of material sources from earlier archaeological investigations of this subject. Publication of the result is expected in articles and a co-authored volume. The work will be co-supervised at Nunatta Katersugaasivia Allagaateqarfialu/Greenland National Museum & Archives.

Job requirements:
Prerequisites:

  • a completed doctorate in history, archaeology or a similar field (Medieval Studies etc)
  • a strong interdisciplinary orientation in historical and archaeological fields
  • Knowledge of the premodern history and archaeology of Northern Europe

Other Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of a Nordic language and/or Greenlandic or a Sami language
  • Experience with Arctic archeology
  • Experience working with museum collections
  • Experience working with material sources

The University would like to increase the proportion of women in areas in which they are underrepresented and thus applications from women are particularly welcome and will be treated with priority if they have the same qualifications and as long as there are no clear reasons which make a fellow applicant more suitable.

Preference will be given to severely disabled applicants if they can provide equal qualifications.

This job advertisement is directed at all persons, regardless of gender.

Please take note of § 68(3) PersVG M-V.

Unfortunately, the application costs will not be reimbursed by the state of Mecklenburg-Vorpommern.

Applications with the standard documents (CV, credentials, list of publications, doctoral thesis, contact information of possible reference persons, eventual description of post-doctorate project – CV, cover letter and project descriptions should be in English) should be sent with reference to the job advertisement number 21/Ma08 by the 25/07/2021, in electronic form (file in PDF-format) by email, to:

Prof. Dr. Cordelia Heß
University of Greifswald
Chair of Nordic History

Domstr. 9a
17489 Greifswald

cordelia.hess@uni-greifswald .de