Job: Chair in Intellectual History (Renaissance to the present)

The Department of History and Civilization welcomes applications from candidates with an expertise in intellectual history, broadly understood, both European and global. The contract is for five years, renewable for a further three years. The European University Institute is an equal-opportunity employer. The successful candidate will be expected to provide major input in research, teaching, supervision and management, as follows:


  • To develop and lead research in the fields mentioned in the profile;
  • To promote the integration of his/her research with other research interests within the Department of History and Civilization as well as interdisciplinary research withthe other Departments and Centres of the EUI;
  • To maintain a high international profile of publications in books and in internationally recognised journals;
  • To attract research income on an individual basis and in collaboration with others.

Teaching and supervision:

  • To provide high quality doctoral supervision and attract research students to the EUI;
  • To teach effectively postgraduate students in introductory and research seminars;
  • To act as mentor for Max Weber postdoctoral fellows.


  • To make a significant contribution to the promotion of the EUI in the academic community of EUI member countries and beyond, and to contribute to the insertion of EUI alumni in professional life, especially in academic careers;
  • To make the best use of his/her research budget and try to complement it with outside funding;
  • To provide support for the Head of Department, amongst others by serving on appropriate Committees, and to contribute fully to the general life of the Department and the Institute;
  • To contribute to the promotion of cultural diversity in the Department and the EUI.

Deadline for receipt of applications: 27 February 2020.

Interested applicants should consult

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