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Postdoctoral Researcher Position (m/f/d) at the Seminar for Art History and Film Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy

Reg. Nr. 261/2020

Fristende: 09.10.2020

The Friedrich Schiller University Jena connects people and ideas, science and economy, institutions of higher education and external research organizations. Being rooted in the heart of Germany and having worldwide bonds, it characterizes the city of Jena as a future-oriented and cosmopolitan location.

At the Seminar for Art History and Film Studies at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena we offer a

Postdoctoral Researcher Position (m/f/d)


starting 1 January 2021.

The position is assigned to the Research Unit "European Romanticism", where a research group funded by the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize 2020 starts working on the topic "European Romanticism or Romantics in Europe? Questioning the unity of Romanticism in the visual arts and the aesthetics of the early 19th century". The research group will use case studies in the field of the visual arts from different countries and regions to explore the European dimension of Romanticism. The doctoral projects, which will be worked on within the framework of the advertised positions, are intended to focus on case studies that contribute to the research group by dealing with questions concerning Romanticism in France, England, Germany, Italy, Scandinavia or Eastern Europe.


Your responsibilities:

  • One focus will be on independent work on a larger research project on art history, art theory or aesthetics in the context of European Romanticism (postdoc project or habilitation project).
  • Another task is the coordination of the Research Centre "European Romanticism" (events, publications, financial planning, internal organisation, scientific communication, etc.)



  • You are expected to have a university degree and a particularly qualified doctorate in art history (or in a related discipline with a high affinity to questions of aesthetics, art or image theory).
  • It is also expected that one of the fields of research is or will be devoted to art, art theory or aesthetics of the Romantic period or the period around 1800.
  • A deepened interest in theoretical issues would be advantageous.


We offer:

  • an exciting line of work with considerable scope for creativity,
  • university health promotion and a family-friendly working environment with flexible working hours,
  • salary in accordance with the terms of the collective agreement for the public sector of the Federal States (TV-L) in accordance with personal qualifications up to salary scale E13,
  • attractive fringe benefits, e.g. Job Ticket (benefits for public transport) and occupational pensions (VBL).


The position is based on a fixed-term contract (3 years), provided that the maximum permissible duration of a fixed-term employment is not exceeded. This position is a full-time position (40 hours per week).

Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude are given preferential consideration.

Applications should include a CV, copies of certificates, a list of publications, list of courses held so far, an up to five-page exposé of the planned research project on Romanticism as well as an writing sample (article or chapter), referring to the registration number 261/2020, by 09.10.2020, preferably by e-mail (in one pdf file), to:


Prof. Dr. Johannes Grave
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Philosophische Fakultät
Seminar für Kunstgeschichte und Filmwissenschaft
Professur für Neuere Kunstgeschichte
Fürstengraben 18
07743 Jena


Please submit your documents only as copies, as they will be properly destroyed at the end of the application procedure.

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Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Professur für Neuere Kunstgeschichte
Fürstengraben 18
07743 - Jena


Prof. Dr. Johannes Grave


Ausschreibung vom: 03.09.2020
Bewerbungsende: 09.10.2020
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