Ausschreibung: Post-doctoral Researcher (w/m/d) (DHI London)

Bewerbungsschluss: 2. Dezember 2020

The German Historical Institute London is looking to appoint
One Post-doctoral Researcher,
full time (40 hours per week), to a fixed-term post for three years, based in London WC1, starting on 1 April 2021.

The position forms part of the international research project ‘Resistance to Europe, Europe in Resistance: Eurosceptic Interdependencies from the Beginnings of European Integration until Today’ which is forthcoming, subject to final approval, and funded by the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF). The researcher will work on a book analysing Eurosceptical strands in the mindsets and networks of the British financial, media, civil service, or economic elites from the 1970s onwards.

The post-doctoral researcher will:

  • conduct and publish their own research within the above project;
  • carry out archival research and oral history interviews throughout the UK;
  • write research reports and blogs, and enhance the international visibility of the institute;
  • be resident in London and travel to some events in Europe.

We are looking for candidates who:

  • have a PhD degree in history or a related field;
  • can provide evidence of, or potential for, international excellence in published research;
  • have an excellent command of written and spoken English, and ideally ability to read German;
  • are team-players and willing to contribute proactively to the GHIL research team;
  • have good organisational skills.

The salary, which is based on the German Embassy´s pay scheme, is £4052 per month (£4214 after a six-month probation period). Andre Tummernicht ( can answer any questions relating to salary and work environment.

The Max Weber Foundation is a family friendly employer and promotes a good work-life balance. We also work towards achieving gender equality among our staff and attempt to compensate for existing imbalances. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. Candidates with a severe disability who are equally qualified (in terms of aptitude, ability, and achievement) will be given preference, and equally qualified women will be given preference over men.

To apply, please send a full CV, university examination grades, a covering letter explaining your motivation and what makes you suitable for the role, a two to five page outline of your proposed approach to the book project, the addresses of two referees, and any other documents that might support your application in a single pdf file only (reference: Euroscepticism Project) to reach by 5pm GMT, December 2 2020.

For questions about this role please contact

Deutsches Historisches Institut London
Frau Prof. Dr. Christina von Hodenberg

Interviews will be held in London or via video conference in January 2020.

Applicants must be able to demonstrate their legal right to work in the UK. The salary will be taxable in Germany unless you are a British citizen and do not also hold German citizenship.

By submitting your application you agree that your application will be forwarded to external selection committee members in the course of the selection process. Applications will be used exclusively for the purpose of the selection procedure and will be deleted after completion of the procedure in compliance with data protection regulations.