Postdoctoral position (research associate) in Early Modern European History (m/f/d)

Leibniz Institute of European History Mainz (IEG)

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) in Mainz is an independent research institute within the Leibniz Association. It conducts and facilitates research on the religious, political, social and cultural foundations of Europe in the modern period and deals with current developments in the digital humanities (https://www.ieg-mainz.de/en).

The IEG (History Department) invites applications for a full-time

postdoctoral position (research associate) in Early Modern European History (m/f/d)

for the duration of five years from 1 January 2022. The salary accords to German pay grade TV-L EG 13.

Job profile

You pursue an individual research project within the frame of the IEG ongoing research programme on »Negotiating differences in Modern Europe« (duration until 2023) and will contribute to its future development (https://www.ieg-mainz.de/en/research/research-programme_2018-2023). With your research and publication activities, you will engage in the overarching working and discussion contexts of the institute and participate in elaborating its research profile. In addition, you will advise international (doctoral) research fellows, organise academic events and work towards consolidating the IEG's international network.

A further academic qualification including teaching at a university is compatible with the research position at the IEG.


  • completed university degree in history
  • outstanding PhD
  • relevant academic publications on the history of the early modern period
  • internationally oriented academic track
  • excellent command of both German and English

We would also like to see you interested in applying digital tools and methods as well as in transferring research results to a wider public. We assume you are willing to cooperate with the History of Religion Department at the IEG.

The IEG promotes professional equality between women and men and is committed to reconciling work and family life. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Severely challenged persons at equal qualifications will be given preferential consideration. For any questions, please contact the research coordinator of the IEG, Dr Joachim Berger (berger(at)ieg-mainz.de).

Please send your application via email to the Leibniz Institute of European History by 3 October2021 (bewerbung(at)ieg-mainz.de), stating reference number Ref-WM-UG-FNZ-2021; all documents should be submitted in a single file (PDF).