Chairholder of the “EP-Geremek European Civilisation Chair”

The College of Europe is seeking candidates for the “EP-Geremek European Civilisation Chair” created by the European Parliament in honour of the late Professor Bronisław Geremek. The Chair consists of a part-time professorship for the period of 2014 – 2017, with a starting date of 1 June or 1 July 2014.  The Chair is based at the Natolin campus of the College of Europe in Warsaw.

Interviews will be conducted at the beginning of March 2014.


The Chair will focus on European history envisaged from a pan-European perspective,  with a special emphasis on the 19th and 20th centuries.


  • A PhD in history.
  • A proven track record of research and publications in the area of recent European history.
  • A significant experience in teaching at postgraduate level and in the supervision of Master’s theses.
  • A very good command of English and French.
  • A demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary environment.


  • The Chairholder is expected to be present on the Natolin campus during the academic year according to his/her contract.
  • The Chairholder is expected  to teach a course on recent European history.
  • The Chairholder will be responsible for the supervision of Master’s theses dealing with recent European history.
  • The Chairholder will engage in research focusing on recent European history and leading to academic publications.
  • The Chairholder will be involved in the selection of students benefitting from scholarships offered by the Chair.
  • The Chairholder is expected to organise conferences, seminars and guest lectures in the field covered by the Chair.
  • The Chairholder will be a member of the European Interdisciplinary Faculty (Natolin Campus) and will work under the authority of the Rector of the College of Europe and in cooperation with the director of the European Interdisciplinary Studies Programme.


  • The initial contract will be of a three-year duration.
  • Competitive salary.
  • The Chair will benefit from a secretariat and research assistance.
  • The College will provide accommodation during the period the Chairholder is required to stay in Natolin and will support the cost of roundtrip travels between the European country of residence and Natolin.



Applications comprising a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae (including a detailed list of publications and academic activities) and names of two referees should be submitted by 20 February 2014 via e-mail to Professor Jörg Monar, Rector of the College of Europe:, with copy to Mrs Ewa Stolarczyk-Makowska (