Junior Professorship (f/m/d) for the history of Flanders in European and global interconnections

Junior Professorship (f/m/d) for the history of Flanders in European and global interconnections

The University of Paderborn is a high-performance and internationally oriented university with approximately 20,000 students. In interdisciplinary teams, we undertake forward-looking research, innovative teaching and the active transfer of knowledge to society. As an important research and cooperation partner, the university also shapes regional development strategies. We offer our more than 2,600 employees in research, teaching, technology and administration a lively, family-friendly, equal opportunity environment, a lean management structure and diverse opportunities.

In the Faculty of Cultural Studies, the Institute of History is seeking to appoint a W1 Junior Professorship (f/m/d) for the history of Flanders in European and global interconnections at the earliest possible date. Junior professors are appointed as temporary civil servants for a period of three years, whereby a positive evaluation should lead to the employment contract being extended by a further three years.

For Belgium, the Benelux Union and the European Union, Flanders today exercises numerous and central political, economic and cultural functions, some of which are also integrated into global contexts. Flanders is a hub for constant exchange with its immediate neighbours France, England and Germany. At times, however, its history has also been closely linked to that of Italy, Spain, Austria and several African countries such as the Congo. This points to manifold interconnections that can be traced back to the Middle Ages and were subject to strong transformations. Applicants should break down and explain this history in research and teaching from the focus of their respective epochs.

The tasks of the future incumbent include teaching in the established courses of the Institute of History and the newly accredited Master’s programme “BeNeLux Studies” with a total of 4 semester hours a week, dedicated collaboration in the Paderborn Belgium Centre and Belgium-Net, as well as participation in the research network on regional education BeNeLux, which is in the process of being established.

Employment requirements are in line with § 36, Para. 1, Items 1 to 3 HG NRW and comprise a completed relevant university degree, pedagogical aptitude and a doctorate with a focus on the history of Flanders.

In addition, a perfect command of Dutch (C2), a good knowledge of French and German, and a planned research project on the history of the interconnections of Flanders are required.

The University of Paderborn aims to increase the proportion of women as university teachers and therefore strongly encourages qualified female academics to apply. Women of equal suitability, qualification and professional experience will receive preferential treatment according to state law (LGG), in the absence of any other outweighing factors related to another applicant. Likewise, applications by suitable severely disabled persons and persons of equivalent status within the meaning of the Social Code Book 9 (SGB IX) are welcome.

Applications with the usual documents, a digital version of the applicant’s PhD dissertation plus three published articles are requested by 1 February 2023 via the application portal of the University of Paderborn, under reference number 5618.

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