Two Doctoral Student/Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter Positions in Latin American History, Global History at Freie Universität Berlin

Another opportunity in Berlin, courtesy of our colleagues at the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institut of the Freie Universität Berlin. “The Department of History,” notes a recent application,
invites applications for two positions (50%) for Doctoral Students / Research and Teaching Associates (Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiter) in Global and in Latin American History, commencing September 1, 2015. These are half-time (50% of pay grade 13 TV-L FU), non-tenure track appointments for three years, with a teaching commitment of one course per semester and the goal of writing a Ph.D. dissertation. Ideally, one appointee would specialize in Latin American history, the other one in any field related to global history.
Applicants must have an M.A. in History or in a closely related field. They should have an interest in and knowledge of recent approaches to global and social history, which they will apply to their future doctoral thesis. They should also be willing to contribute to the institute’s existing fields of research, in particular relating to the global history of cities since 1800. Basic knowledge of German and other languages as well as an interest in the Digital Humanities – and more particularly in Historical GIS – can be additional advantages.
This is an excellent opportunity for candidates finishing their dissertations, but who also desire some teaching experience. Sound interesting? The application requests that applicants contact Michael Goebel no later than July 15, 2015. Applicants should send a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a certificate of their M.A. or equivalent, and a one-page abstract each of their M.A. thesis and planned Ph.D. by email to Dr. Goebel.

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