Research Associate / Postdoc / Doctoral student (m/f/d) in the field of South-Eastern European History


Founded in 1607, Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) is a research university rich in tradition. Inspired by curiosity about the unknown, we enable around 26,500 students and 5,700 employees to advance science for society. Join us in breaking new ground and writing success stories - your own and those of our university.

Support us as in part-time (50 %) at the earliest date possible as 

Research Associate / Postdoc / Doctoral student (m/f/d) in the field of South-Eastern European History

In accordance with § 2 WissZeitVG and § 72 HessHG, the position is to be filled on a fixed-term basis at the Chair of South-Eastern European History, Department of History at the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies with the opportunity for own academic qualification. The salary is in accordance with the collective labour agreement of the State of Hessen (E 13 TV-H).

As long as the maximum permissible duration of a fixed-term contract is not exceeded, you will be employed for an initial period of 3 years. An extension for up to another 2 years (or 3 years if a doctorate has been completed at the time of employment) is possible under the above-mentioned condition.

Your tasks at a glance

  • Opportunity for own academic and didactic qualification, activities in research and teaching according to § 72 HessHG in the field of South-Eastern European History
  • Taking on teaching duties according to the teaching obligation ordinance of the state of Hessen, the teaching load is one undergraduate course per semester
  • Participation in the public activities of the chair of South-Eastern European Studies

Your qualifications and competences

  • Completed Master‘s or equivalent university degree in History, Balkan, Mediterranean or Ottoman History or any related discipline including Anthropology, Ethnology, Cultural Studies
  • Completed doctoral degree is desirable
  • Knowledge of at least one South-Eastern European language, knowledge of Ottoman is very welcomed
  • Candidates should demonstrate a strong record of research and training related to the History of South-Eastern European/Balkan History and have an interest in transdisciplinary and cross-epochal research questions 
  • Candidates who can contribute in the field of digital humanities and and public history are particularly encouraged to apply
  • A basic knowledge of German at the level of B2 is required and should be extended to C1 level at least one year after your appointment.

Our offer to you

  • An inspiring and highly engaged working environment at the chair of South-Eastern History within an international team
  • A varied job with flexible working hours
  • Free use of local public transport (LandesTicket Hessen)
  • More than 100 training seminars, workshops and e-learning opportunities per year for personal development, as well as a wide range of health and sports activities.
  • Remuneration according to TV-H, company pension scheme, child allowance and special payments
  • Good compatibility of family and career (certificate "audit familiengerechte hochschule")

JLU aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. Due to the women's support plan, there is an obligation to increase the proportion of women. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

You want to break new ground with us?

Apply via our online form by October 15th, 2023, indicating reference number 546/04. We look forward to receiving your application.


Date de candidature
3 ans (renouvelable)
Humanités : Anthropologie & Ethnologie, Histoire