Fulltime Post-Doc Researcher Position

The Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany) invites applications for a fulltime Post-Doc researcher position in the externally funded project Imre Kertész Kolleg beginning on 1 October 2019.

The Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena is an institute for advanced studies (Käte Hamburger Kolleg) initiated by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research as part of their programme "Freedom for the Humanities". The Kolleg is devoted to comparative research in the history of 20th century Central and Eastern Europe and offers up to ten fellowships per year for international guest scholars. The Kolleg's directors are Professor Joachim von Puttkamer and Dr Michal Kopeček. Working languages at the Kolleg are German and English.

Further information on the Imre Kertész Kolleg is provided on our website: www.imre-kertész-kolleg.uni-jena.de.


In addition to contributing to the general tasks at the Kolleg, you will develop and pursue your own research project. This project should belong to one of two thematic fields: either "Holocaust Aftermath History" or "The Long Transformation of 1989" with a focus on their relevance for the history of Central and Eastern Europe.

You will also take part in the preparation of applications for further funding in your research area, the organisation of relevant workshops and conferences, and in preparing the corresponding publications.


- PhD in the humanities or social sciences on Eastern Europe
- relevant publications in your research field

Additional experience in external funding applications and project implementation would be very welcome. Place of work is Jena (Germany). It is expected that you will be prepared to travel within Germany and abroad on Kolleg business.


Funding of the position is limited to 3 years. Salary will be based on 100 % of TV-L 13. Severly handicapped people are given preference for equal qualifications, aptitude and proffesional qualifications. Applications should consist of a single .pdf file including: (i) a letter of interest and (ii) a brief CV. Please submit your application per email with the registration number in the subject until July 31st, 2019 to the contact person given below:

Dr. Raphael Utz
Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena
Leutragraben 1
07743 Jena
E-mail: raphael.utz[at]uni-jena.de

Please refer to the notes on: www.uni-jena.de/stellenmarkt_hinweis.html


Dr. Raphael Utz
Imre Kertész Kolleg Jena, Leutragraben 1, 07743 Jena, Germany