Professorship (W2) for the History of Brandenburg and Prussia
University of Potsdam
Young, modern and
The University of Potsdam was founded
in 1991 and has firmly established itself in
the landscape of scholarship and science.
It has also become an out-standing factor
in regional economics and development.
The University is highly successful in the
acquisition of external funding, has received
multiple awards for its teaching, and offers
a service-oriented administration. About
21,000 students and 3,000 employees
work at three locations – Am Neuen
Palais, Griebnitzsee and Golm – at one
of Germany‘s most beautiful academic
Please submit your application
(including documentation of your
research interests, curriculum
vitae, copies of academic
certificates and documents,
list of publications, list of courses
taught, teaching evaluation, list
of externally funded projects)
via e-mail to the University of
Potsdam at firstname.lastname@example.org(in a single
PDF-file) within four weeks
after the publication of this
The University of Potsdam (UP), Faculty of Arts, Department of
History, jointly with the Prussian Palaces and Gardens Foundation
Berlin-Brandenburg (SPSG) and the European University Viadrina
(EUV), invites applications for the following position to be filled as
soon as possible:
Professorship (W 2) for the History
of Brandenburg and Prussia
The job advertisement is subject to the signing of a cooperation agreement.
The successful candidate will chair the three-member directorate of the "Research Center
Sanssouci" (RECS), an institution focusing on research, teaching and outreach activities
related to the history of Brandenburg and Prussia and their cultural heritage, jointly run by
the SPSG, the UP and the EUV.
Essential criteria for an appointment include a proven expertise in one or more periods in
the history of Brandenburg and Prussia from the Reformation to the official abolition of
the state of Prussia in 1947, evidenced by a Ph.D., a Habilitation or equivalent scholarly
qualifications as well as by relevant teaching experience, which enable the future holder of
this position to independently represent this discipline in research and teaching. One of
the areas of specialization must lie in the history of the Prussian monarchy or court culture.
Experience with exhibitions and cooperation with non-university cultural institutions as well
as a readiness to engage with current challenges to the preservation of cultural heritage are
The successful candidate should also have a wide range of international contacts and
experience in attracting external funding.
Teaching requirements: 6 hours weekly per semester.
The hiring process is subject to the requirements set forth in Section 41
of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG).
The appointment procedure will be conducted in accordance with Section 40 BbgHG.