Professorship of British History and Society

Humboldt University of Berlin The Centre for British Studies




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The Centre for British Studies is an interdisciplinary research and teaching centre („Zentralinstitut“) at HU Berlin with faculty status. It is seeking to fill a

W2 tenured professorship in British History and Society

from 1 October 2021.

Successful candidates will have a degree in either history or sociology, and a proven track record and interest in the respective other discipline. The postholder is expected to teach on the international, interdisciplinary and English-language only MA in British Studies course, to develop interdisciplinary research projects, to take a leading role in the Graduate School for British Studies and the Berlin Britain Research Network, in the Centre’s high-level knowledge transfer activities, as well as seeking third-party funding and developing the Centre’s public profile in general. Successful candidates should either have a working knowledge of German, or be willing to learn the language, in order to fulfill their leadership and administrative functions, and need to be able to speak and write English to near-native level. They should furthermore have an interest in developing teaching formats for heterogeneous groups, have a proven track record of excellent teaching and research, and be willing and able to supervise doctoral students successfully. Furthermore, the successful applicant will be expected to promote the Oxford-Berlin partnership and intensify links between other research departments and faculties within the Berlin University Alliance.

More information about the Centre can be found at

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the Berliner Hochschulgesetz.

Humboldt-Universität is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

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Applications must include the Reference Number PR/006/20 and should include a covering letter addressed to Prof Dr. Gerhard Dannemann, a full CV, a complete list of publications, a list of ongoing and completed research projects including third-party funding track record, an up-to-date record of taught courses including teaching methods and formats, a list of doctoral candidates and completed supervisions (where applicable), a one-page list of projects and ideas on how to take the Centre for British Studies into its next 25 years, and copies of degree certificates. The application should be sent as a single-document PDF via email to The closing date is 21 September 2020.

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