Junior Professorship (W1 with Tenure-Track to W2) History of Christianity with Specialization in Orthodoxy
Halle (Saale), Wittenberg
The Faculty of Theology at Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg seeks to fill the following
position by 1 October 2021:
Junior Professor (W1 with Tenure-Track to W2)
“History of Christianity
with Specialization in Orthodoxy” (d-m-f)
This Junior Professorship (W1) with tenure-track to W2 is funded by the federal-state program
to promote young academics (tenure-track program) and particularly aims to support young
researchers in their early career phase (up to four years after the doctorate).
The teaching and research profile of the applicant shows a strong focus on the History of
Global Christianity and the applicant will be expected to demonstrate expertise in the entire
field at the time of tenure. He/she is especially qualified in the study of the history and the
present state of Global Orthodoxy and the Eastern Churches and is proficient in the relevant
languages. He/she is capable of building interdisciplinary and international connections in
the research area that is vital to the Theological Faculty in Halle and is qualified to participate
in the courses of study and examinations offered at the Faculty of Theology. The ability to teach
in the German language is expected at the time of the evaluation of the Junior Professorship
at the latest after three years. Additional duties to be carried out derive from § 34 of the Higher
Education Act of Saxony-Anhalt (HSG-LSA – Hochschulgesetz des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt).
Persons who apply must meet the employment requirements pursuant to §40 HSG LSA.
The main job requirements include a relevant and outstanding doctorate and demonstrated
teaching abilities. Generally, not more than six years should have elapsed between the last
doctoral examination and the date of the application for a junior professorship in accordance
with §40 HSG-LSA.
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg strives to increase the percentage of women in
academic positions and specifically urges qualified women to apply. Since 2009, Martin Luther
University Halle-Wittenberg is a certified "family-friendly” university. As a familyfriendly university,
it actively supports work and family-life balance. Applicants with severe disability shall be
given preference where the ability and qualifications are equal.
Electronic submission of the application with curriculum vitae, certificates, academic employment
description, list of publications, scope of previous third-party funding and proof of
former teaching positions must include the official and private address and is requested to
be made by 22 January 2021 as a pdf file to the following address:
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Dean of the Faculty of Theology
06099 Halle / Saale firstname.lastname@example.org
For all questions please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Theology by
phone at +49 (0) 345/5523000 or via email.
The job announcement is subject to possible budget constraints. Travel
and accomodation expenses shall not be reimbursed by Martin Luther