Bergische Univesität Wuppertal (BUW)

Professorship (§ 36 HG NRW) in “Early Modern History”

2023-07-10 (Europe/Berlin)
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"Research and Study with a Prospect"

The University of Wuppertal is a modern, dynamic and research-oriented campus university with an interdisciplinary profile in research and teaching. Collectively, more than 26,000 researchers, academic staff and students face the challenges of society, culture, education, economics, technology, nature and the environment.

The University of Wuppertal invites applications for a

Professorship (§ 36 HG NRW) in “Early Modern History” 

(legal basis: W 3 LBesG NRW). 

The position will be based in the Department of History within the School of Humanities.

The position is to be taken up as soon as possible.


The prospective holder of the post should represent the field in its entire breadth in research and teaching. A focus on Western European/Latin cultural history (15th - 17th centuries) is expected. Experience in acquiring and managing third-party funded projects and an international research profile are most welcome.

The prospective holder of the post is expected to have a high commitment to research as shown by publications and research projects. Furthermore, the prospective holder of the post is expected to actively engage in the school’s initiatives with respect to interdisciplinary research on premodern themes and cultural history.

The prospective holder of the post will be expected to teach in all Bachelor's and Master's programmes of the History Department and to contribute to the further development of degree programmes of the History Department.


Besides pedagogical suitability, which has to be proven by appropriate previous experience or, in exceptional cases, demonstrated by excellent performance during the appointment procedure, the applicant is expected to have a particular aptitude for scientific work substantiated by the outstanding quality of a doctorate. Further scientific achievements must be demonstrated additionally and will be evaluated exclusively and comprehensively during the appointment procedure. The requirements for appointment to a first professorship include junior professorships, habilitations, employment as a research assistant at a university or at a non-university research institution and scientific positions in business, in administration or another social field in Germany or abroad.

The successful candidate is expected to actively support academic autonomy at the university.

The University considers gender equality as an important task, and the successful candidate will contribute to its implementation.

Reference code: P23001

Applications, including a CV, copies of certificates, a list of publications and a list of previous teaching experiences, should be addressed to the Dean Prof. Dr. Ursula Kocher 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: 2023-07-10


Professorship (§ 36 HG NRW) in “Early Modern History”
Bergische Universität Wuppertal Wuppertal, Deutschland
2023-07-10 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2023-07-10 23:59 (CET)
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