Postdoctoral Fellowship in Berlin on Global Intellectual History

The next call for applications (for 12 doctoral fellowships starting in April 2020) will be published in mid August 2019 with a deadline in mid September. Shortlisted candidates will be notified in mid October. The job interviews will take place on 28th and 29th October 2019.

The Graduate School invites applications for one postdoctoral fellowship

Job description

Successful candidates will pursue a research project in global intellectual history (18th to 20th century); they may also work on the transition of a manuscript into book, and they will be involved in the activities of the program.

Terms of employment

The fellowship is offered as research position on a fixed-term basis, starting on 1 September 2018 (salary group TV-L 13, 100%, limited until 30.09.2021, with additional funds for research and archival trips available)


Very good dissertation in History or an Area Studies discipline on a topic related to the research agenda of the Graduate School (PhD in hand at time of interview/received within the last five years); very good knowledge of English and the languages relevant to the research proposal; thorough knowledge of relevant scholarly debates and approaches in global history and intellectual history.


Teaching experience; publications in peer-reviewed academic journals; projects that make broad intellectual connections and/or span regions are an asset.

How to apply

Please send your application with the following documents (cover letter including names and contact information of two referees; curriculum vitae including list of publications, abstract of PhD thesis (two pages); research proposal (five pages) including a brief explanation of how your project fits in the framework of the Graduate School) as one PDF-file and no later than May 14th, 2018 to

Dr. Sebastian Gottschalk: globalintellectualhistory@geschkult.fu-berlin.

Application date
Date of residence
3 years
Europe : Germany
Humanities : History
Required post-doc experience
Between 0 and 5 years
Grants available