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Job opening: two teaching assistants (tutors) for history department in Understanding North America (UNA)

News from Jul 26, 2023

The Department of History is looking for two teaching assistants* (tutors*) (m/f/d) from October 1st, 2023 – March 31st, 2024.

Deadline: August 14th, 2023.

Area of Responsibility:

  • Supervision of the tutorial accompanying the basic course "Understanding North America A" with a focus on history. The tutorial requires a comprehensive basic knowledge of North American history and the ability to teach it in English.
  • Assistance with the blackboard supervision of the course
  • Assistance in preparing the course: research and procurement of literature; preliminary correction of the essays and tasks submitted (all submitted work is in English and partly also handwritten)
  • Coordination and preparation of the e-examination


Additional Qualifications may include:

  • MA North American Studies (with BA North American Studies) or BA students who have completed UNA, the orientation module, and the mandatory study abroad. Basic knowledge of North American history is a must.
  • Excellent English language skills (equivalent to C1 of the European Framework of Reference), including very good English language and phrasing skills for the tutorials
  • Strong organizational skills for coordinating the different subject tutorials and communicating with students and teachers
  • Team skills for cooperating with the tutors* from other departments
  • Very good research and library skills.


Applications must be sent to Prof. Dr. Jessica Gienow-Hecht by e-mail in PDF format: history@jfki.fu-berlin.de.


In your email please include: University ID number, CV, letter of interest, transcripts and certificates.


More information can be found here (in German).

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