Research Assist­ant in History of Technology

Technical University of Berlin Institute for Philosophy


Tech­ni­sche Uni­ver­sität Ber­lin - Fak­ultät I – Insti­tut für Philo­sophie, Lit­er­atur-, Wis­senschafts- und Tech­nikgeschichte / FG Tech­nikgeschichte

Research Assist­ant (PostDoc) - salary grade E13 TV-L Ber­liner Hoch­schu­len - 2nd qual­i­fic­a­tion
period (Habil­it­a­tion)

part-time employ­ment may be pos­sible

Work­ing field:

  • Cooper­a­tion in the organ­isa­tion, pre­par­a­tion and imple­ment­a­tion of teach­ing and research in the “his­tory of tech­no­logy” depart­ment; par­ti­cip­a­tion in aca­demic self-admin­is­tra­tion
  • Teach­ing accord­ing to LVVO
  • Com­mit­ment to the fur­ther stra­tegic devel­op­ment of the “his­tory of tech­no­logy” depart­ment, its research pro­jects and activ­it­ies
  • Sci­entific qual­i­fic­a­tion towards a “Habil­it­a­tion”, with a research pro­ject which sup­ple­ments the depart­ment’s key top­ics in a reas­on­able way
  • A focus of your interests and expert­ise in the his­tory of digit­iz­a­tion or in envir­on­mental his­tory (e.g. pol­lu­tion legacies) is desire­able.
We are a dynamic team and offer a pleas­ant work­ing atmo­sphere. Inquir­ies con­cern­ing the pos­i­tion may be dir­ec­ted to Prof. Dr. Heike Weber (


  • Can­did­ates must hold an aca­demic degree (Mas­ter, Dip­lom or equi­val­ent) and have com­pleted, or are soon to com­plete, a PhD in his­tory of tech­no­logy or related fields
  • Appro­pri­ate research pro­ject in the field of the his­tory of tech­no­logy
  • Excel­lent know­ledge of mod­ern for­eign lan­guages
  • A struc­tured, respons­ible as well as team-ori­ented way of work­ing
  • Will­ing­ness and skills for inter­dis­cip­lin­ary research and teach­ing pro­jects with human­it­ies and engin­eer­ing; interest in tech­nical dis­cip­lines
  • Abil­ity to teach (in Eng­lish, later also in Ger­man); teach­ing is placed inside the Bach­elor pro­gram “Cul­ture and Tech­no­logy” and the Mas­ter pro­gram “The­ory and His­tory of Sci­ence and Tech­no­logy”

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion indic­at­ing the job ref­er­ence num­ber includ­ing the appro­pri­ate doc­u­ment­a­tion (let­ter of applic­a­tion, CV, exposé on your aca­demic com­pat­ib­il­ity, research plan (ca. 2 pages)) digital (in the form of a PDF file) exclus­ively by E-mail to

By sub­mit­ting your applic­a­tion via email you con­sent to hav­ing your data elec­tron­ic­ally pro­cessed and saved. Please note that we do not provide a guar­anty for the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data when sub­mit­ted as unpro­tec­ted file. Please find our data pro­tec­tion notice acc. DSGVO (Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion) at the TU staff depart­ment homepage: or quick access 214041.

To ensure equal oppor­tun­it­ies between women and men, applic­a­tions by women with the required qual­i­fic­a­tions are expli­citly desired. Qual­i­fied indi­vidu­als with dis­ab­il­it­ies will be favored. The TU Ber­lin val­ues the diversity of its mem­bers and is com­mit­ted to the goals of equal oppor­tun­it­ies.

Der Präsid­ent - Fak­ultät I, Insti­tut für Philo­sophie, Lit­er­atur-, Wis­senschafts- und Tech­nikgeschichte, FG Tech­nikgeschichte, Prof Dr. Heike Weber, Sekr. H 67, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Ber­lin.
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Num. of em­ploy­ees:
ca. 8300
  • Charlottenburg, Berlin (Berlin, Germany)
  • gradu­ate pos­i­tion
  • research assist­ant
Cat­egory (TU Ber­lin):
  • PostDoc
for max. 5 years
full-time, part-time employment may be possible
Start­ing date (earli­est):
Salary grade E13
  • research
  • teach­ing
Field of stud­ies:
  • hu­man­it­ies and so­ci­al sci­ences
Level of edu­c­a­tion:
Master, Diplom or equivalent and PhD
Lan­guage skills:
  • German (excellent knowledge of language)
  • English (excellent knowledge of language)

Make an Ap­plic­a­tion

Clos­ing date:
Re­ference num­ber:
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Technische Universität Berlin
- Der Präsident -
Fakultät I, Institut für Philosophie, Literatur-, Wissenschafts- und Technikgeschichte, FG Technikgeschichte, Prof Dr. Heike Weber, Sekr. H 67, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin
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