Job: Junior Professor ‘Economic History of the Middle Ages’, University of Mannheim – Deadline: 30th April 2021

The School of Humanities at the University of Mannheim offers a position as Junior Professor (W1) “Economic History of the Middle Ages”

The future holder of the position is expected to cover Economic History of the Pre-Modern Period at the University of Mannheim in both research and teaching.

The duties of the professorship will include:

* conducting courses (4 / 6 teaching hours (LVS); as German and English are both languages of instruction, proficiency in both languages is required) and examinations and supervising bachelor’s and master’s theses as well as doctoral dissertations.

* raising funds for and managing a research and/or collaborative project in Economic History of the Middle Ages.

The School of Humanities offers:

*international cooperation opportunities in the context of existing networks, a working group on Economic History of the Pre-Modern Period, interdisciplinary university-wide co- operation in research and teaching as well as collaboration with regional and international archives. The currently running DFG project “Microfinance and market participation” is to be continued in the next phase with a focus on historical sustainability research (in social, eco- logical, and economic terms).

*a well-functioning team, digital infrastructures for economic and social data, support from the research department as well as assistance in the promotion of early-stage researchers at the University of Mannheim.We are looking for a dynamic personality exhibiting the qualifications and potential for a research-oriented career in academia. A qualified doctoral dissertation in the field of medie- val history or economic history is required. Experience in teaching and/or raising third-party funds (collaboration in relevant research projects or proposal writing) and/or in the organi- zation of conferences, workshops, summer schools etc. is highly desired.

The eligibility criteria are stipulated in section 51 (2) and (3) of the act on the higher educa- tion institutions in the Land of Baden-Württemberg (Landeshochschulgesetz, LHG). In addi- tion to a completed higher education degree and proof of an outstanding doctorate, peda- gogical aptitude as well as the qualification for assuming the position of junior professor, which is to be proven by additional scientific achievements, are expected. Provided that the general professional requirements are met, the successful applicant will be appointed as junior professor with civil servant status for a fixed term of three years. Following a positive interim evaluation in accordance with the statutory provisions (see section 51 (7) and (8) LHG), the appointment can be extended to a total of six years.

The University of Mannheim places great importance on comprehensive guidance of its stu- dents and therefore expects professors to be present at the university for their students. Moreover, the University of Mannheim expects the successful applicant to relocate to Mannheim or the greater area in order to become an active member of the university com- munity. The University of Mannheim is committed to increasing the quota of women in re- search and teaching and thus encourages women with adequate qualifications to apply. Ap- plications of disabled applicants are given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification.

Please submit your application online at (reference “Bewerbung W1-Wirtschaftsgeschichte Mittelalter”) as one pdf file (file size: max. 2 MB). Your application should include the following documents: cover letter, CV, list of publica- tions, certificates and records, teaching evaluation, brief description of your future research project.

If you cannot submit your application online, please send the above-mentioned documents to:

University of Mannheim
Dean of the School of Humanities Prof. Dr. Philipp Gassert
, 68131 Mannheim
E-mail address:

For more information, please contact
All applications received before 30 April 2021 will be given full consideration.

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Published by Ellie Wilson

Ellie Wilson holds a First Class Honours in the History of Art from the University of Bristol, with a particular focus on Medieval Florence. In 2020 she achieved a Distinction in her MA at The Courtauld Institute of Art, where she specialised in the art and architecture of Medieval England under the supervision of Dr Tom Nickson. Her dissertation focussed on an alabaster altarpiece, and its relationship with the cult of St Thomas Becket in France and the Chartreuse de Vauvert. Her current research focusses on the artistic patronage of London’s Livery Companies immediately pre and post-Reformation. Ellie will begin a PhD at the University of York in Autumn 2021 with a WRoCAH studentship, under the supervision of Professor Tim Ayers and Dr Jeanne Nuechterlein.

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