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W3-Professorships, Tenure Track-Professorships, Associate/Assistant Professorships

W3 Professor of Modern History with a focus on contemporary history

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tübingen invites applications for a position in the Department of History, Contemporary History section, as a 

W3 Professor of Modern History with a focus on contemporary history

to commence on October 1st, 2021. 

The successful candidate will represent the broad spectrum of contemporary history in research and teaching. The successful candidate’s core research areas should be in German and European history including its global context. Participation is expected in Department of History degree programs, as well as willingness to participate in research centers and research networks of the University. In addition, the holder of this position is expected to offer some teaching in English. 

Required qualifications include a subject-relevant PhD or equivalent international degree and postdoctoral qualifications equivalent to the requirements for tenure. This includes evidence of teaching effectiveness.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. 
In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications with all necessary documentation (Curriculum Vitae, including the complete list of publications and teaching experience, overview of research covered, University diplomas, all authored monographs and up to five journal articles and book chapters) are to be sent in electronic form to the Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities Keplerstr. 2, D-72074 Tübingen (bewerbungen@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de) by April 12, 2021. Enquiries may be directed to the dean.


Here you can find the general quality assurance plan for assistant professorships with tenure track of the University of Tübingen.

The individual evaluation criteria for each of the positions can be found right after the respective tender offer.

As of spring 2018, the new Baden-Württemberg State Higher Education Act will include the category of Tenure Track Professorship in § 51b. Until then, the term used is "assistant professor with tenure track." Therefore it is possible for people who hold such a W1 positions to call themselves and be called tenure-track professors. The calls for applications published on this part of the website are to fill such Tenure Track Professorships. It is possible to receive supplements to the basic salary for W1 positions and, thus, also for Tenure Track professors.

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