Postdoctoral Fellowship in Berlin on Global Intellectual History

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Berlin on Global Intellectual History

The Graduate School "Global Intellectual History" invites applications for one postdoctoral fellowship

The Graduate School "Global Intellectual History," jointly run by Freie Universität Berlin and Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, aims to explore intellectual engagement with processes of entanglement from the 16th to the 20th century in their social, cultural and political contexts: the trans-border spread of ideas, claims to universal validity, as well as counter-movements and resistance to such claims. A particular (but not exclusive) focus is on the role of non-Western actors and knowledge production. For a detailed description of the research program, participating faculty and cooperating institutions, please visit

Job description:

Successful candidates will pursue a research project in global intellectual history (16th 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 October 1, 2021 (salary group TV-L 13, 100%, limited until August 31, 2022)


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 a cover letter including names and contact information of two referees, curriculum vitae including a list of publications, an abstract of  the PhD thesis (two pages), a research proposal (two pages) including a brief explanation of how your project fits in the framework of the Graduate School), no later than 15th June and quoting the reference number DR/058/21 to Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Department of Asian and African Studies, Prof. Dr. Andreas Eckert, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably by e-mail as one PDF-file to

The Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only. 

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Date de candidature
3 ans
Humanités : Histoire