Postdoctoral Position

(fulltime, E 13 TV-L)

Reference No.: 2022/201.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The Chair of Modern and Contemporary History (Prof. Dr. Manuel Borutta) in the Department of History, Sociology, Empirical Educational Research and Sport Science advertises a fulltime postdoc position to be filled by 1 January 2023, available for 3 years until 31 December 2025.

The Department of History plans to establish an international English language master’s degree programme across the ages. The transepochal and interdisciplinary research initiative „Re-Narrating the Mediterranean: Mediterranean Platform“ at the humanities section of the University of Konstanz organizes regular research colloquia, conferences, workshops for researchers, teaching staff and students. The successful candidate is expected to closely collaborate on the two projects. There is no obligation to teach but it would be desirable if the candidate could offer courses in English for the master’s degree programme „Mediterranean History“.


  • During the three years of employment the candidate is asked to carry out a second book project on the modern history of the Mediterranean;
  • to coordinate the new English- language master’s degree programme "Mediterranean History";
  • to organize the Konstanz Mediterranean Platform.

Your Profile

  • A very good Ph.D. degree in Modern and Contemporary History;
  • A second book project on the Modern Mediterranean History respective on the Modern History of one of the Mediterranean Islands or regions (Middle East, Northern Africa, Southern Europe);
  • Excellent German and English language skills;
  • Good communication and organization skills.

We offer

  • an highly motivated research team;
  • collaboration in a research group, whose members are devoted to the history of a contact zone between Europe, Africa and Asia where borders have shifted again and again since antiquity;
  • an interdisciplinary research initiative associated to the Chair;
  • a workplace in a very attractive environment.

More detailed information is available from Professor Dr. Manuel Borutta,

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (short letter of motivation that also includes an abstract of your second book project, CV, list of publications, your dissertation and copies of your respective academic degree[s]) in one single pdf-file until 30 September 2022 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in the field advertised ( Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact + 49 7531 88–4016).



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