Professorship (W3) for North American History and Public History

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The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a professorship (W3) for North American history and public history.

The professorship is located in the Global History research area in the Department of History and covering the subject of North American history in its global context. The professorship focuses particularly on twentieth-century North American history and the field of public history. In addition, the professorship contributes to collaborative projects in the faculty.

The professorship teaches in all degree programs in the Department of History, including in the teacher training programs. Participation in establishing the field of public history within the degree programs is also required.

Your profile:

We are looking for a candidate with an outstanding academic track record, internationally recognized publications (which should include two monographs on North American or Atlantic history or on North American or Atlantic public history). Experience and a successful track record in acquiring third-party funding, and experience in university teaching is expected. Experience at US academic and research institutions is desired. German-language proficiency (C1) or the willingness to develop the same within 2 years of appointment is expected. Experience in interdisciplinary collaboration and managing staff or academic self-governance is desired.

Additional information:

Universität Hamburg values gender equality, diversity, and finding a balance between family life and working or studying. Integrating these values into teaching and management is expected. We also expressly encourage qualified women to apply.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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