jeudi 28 septembre 2023

Poste de professeur en histoire des sciences et de la tehcnologie

Assistant Professorship (W 1) for “History of Science and Technology”

Call for applications

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Science and Technology Studies (IZWT), University of Wuppertal (Germany) invites applications for a

(legal basis: W 1 LBesG NRW; § 36 HG NRW).

Application deadline: 23 Oct. 2023

The position should be filled at 1st of April, 2024.


We expect you to be familiar with the concepts and methods of current history and technology of science. In addition, preference will be given to candidates with a specialisation in the history of technology or environmental history as well as in the history of technological knowledge and material culture with a special focus on gender aspects. The position will be based in the history department and teaching will take place as part of the curriculum of the history department.
The successful candidate is expected to actively contribute to the Research Training Group 2696 “Transformations of Science and Technology since 1800”, and to the work of the IZWT. In particular, we expect the capability to combine historical, philosophical and sociological perspectives and the willingness to actively cooperate with the social sciences as well as with the departments of science and engineering at Wuppertal University.

Requirements: A university degree, e.g. in history of science and/or technology, history
A particular aptitude for scientific work, usually demonstrated by the outstanding quality of a respective doctorate
Suitability for teaching, which is proven by appropriate previous experience or demonstrated by excellent performance during the appointment procedure
A record of relevant empirical research and publication activities (in particular articles in peer-reviewed journals)
Experience in attracting external funding to support research projects as well as active participation in research programmes
International orientation (e.g. stays abroad, international contacts, international lectures or publications)

The successful candidate helps to realise the equality of men and women at the University.

Reference code: P23009

Applications, including a CV, copies of certificates, a list of publications and a list of previous teaching experiences, should be addressed to Prof. Dr. Volker Remmert and solely submitted via the online portal of the University of Wuppertal:

Kindly note that incomplete applications will not be considered.

The University of Wuppertal is an equal opportunity employer. Applications from persons of any gender are highly welcome. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia women will be given preferential consideration unless there are compelling reasons in favour of an applicant who is not female. The same applies to applications from disabled persons, who will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Application deadline: 2023-10-23

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