Job: Junior Professorship in History of Technology and Environmental History (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – The Research University in the Helmholtz Association creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is our goal to make significant contributions to mastering the global challenges of mankind in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9300 employees of KIT cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in research, academic education, and innovation.

The Institute of Technology Futures (ITZ) of the KIT-Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences within Division II – Informatics, Economics, and Society of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology invites, as soon as possible, applications for a fixed-term (4 years + 2 years after positive evaluation)

W1-Junior Professorship in History of Technology and Environmental History

(without Tenure Track Option)

We seek a historian with a well-grounded knowledge of the concepts and methods of the history of technology as well as expertise in environmental history, particularly within the fields of the history of materials, resources or energy.

The successful candidate is expected to participate in the research and teaching of the Institute of History, which is part of the ITZ, and the further development of teaching programs. Besides, she or he will contribute to the further institutionalisation of the (newly founded) ITZ.

To apply, a PhD with excellent quality and pedagogic qualifications are essential. Additionally, the candidate shall be able and willing to collaborate in acquiring external funding. She or he shall have an interest in combining historical perspectives with concepts and subjects from STS, from engineering sciences or Environmental Humanities.

Hiring requirements according to § 51 LHG apply.

The KIT aims to increase the proportion of female professors and therefore welcomes the application of suitably qualified women. Handicapped applicants will be given preference when accordingly qualified.

Applications including the usual documents (Curriculum Vitae, certificates, list of publications and teaching) in written and electronic form (pdf document) are requested by April 25th, 2018 sent to the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Kaiserstr. 12, 76131 Karlsruhe, Germany, E-Mail: Further information on the position may be obtained from Prof. Dr. Heike Weber, email

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