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Tenure-Track Professorship (W1) for Jewish Studies
Published(23 days ago)
Deadline for applications(2 days ago)
University of FreiburgFreiburg
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The University of Freiburg's human resources policy is oriented toward the principles
of equal opportunity and diversity. The university is committed to the goal of creating
a family-friendly university.
The University of Freiburg has been granted 19 Tenure-Track Professorships from the
TenureTrack-Programme and now invites applications in the context of this programme
Tenure-Track Professorship for Jewish Studies
at the Faculty of Humanities in the Department of Oriental Studies. This position has to
be filled until November 30th, 2020.
Fulltime position, Start-date: At the earliest possible date.
This is a grade W1-professorship to which performance payments can be offered. This
professorship is suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.
The successful candidate is a specialist in Jewish Studies with a focus on the history of
ideas. Expertise in Talmudic-Rabbinic literature is a requirement. Fluency in Hebrew is
expected. Research interests related to Jewish societies in the Near and Middle East are
a strong assel. Openness for contemporary research topics is welcomed.
We expect the successful candidate to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration within
and beyond the Faculty of Humanities and to establish regional and international cooperation
and participate in proposals for cooperative research projects. He/she teaches
in the BA and MA programmes of Jewish Studies and contributes to their development,
in addition to teaching in the MA Monotheistic Religions.
Prerequisites for the employment are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation
and an excellent publication record.
This position is a fixed term of four years. After a successful interim evaluation, it will be
extended by two years. Furthermore, the tenure procedure towards Full Professorship
W3 be initiated after successful interim evaluation.
The tenure procedures are regulated in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept for
Junior Professorships and Tenure-Track Professorships and agreed upon with the Ministry
of Science (https://www.zuv.uni-freiburg.de/service/tenure). As a prerequisite for
granting tenure and the subsequent conversion into a full professorship (W3) (1) the requirements
defined in the Statutes and Quality Assurance Concept have to be met and
(2) the subject specific criteria determined by the Philosophical Faculty have to be met.
The following application documents are to be submitted: Curriculum vitae, Certificates
of degrees and academic qualifications, Complete list of papers and talks with specification
of the most important publications.
We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised
Please send in a complete and convincing application and a print version of application
form1 with the above-mentioned supporting documents including the reference
number 00000911, by date 21.02.2020 at the latest. Please send your application to the
following address in written or electronic form:
Dekanat der Philosophischen Fakultät
Dekan Prof. Dr. Dietmar Neutatz
For further information, please contact Bettina Ragen on the phone number +49761 203-
3371 or E-Mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Further information on the appointment
procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments3
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