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Tenured Professorship (W3) in Islamic Studies with special focus on the modern and contemporary periods
Published(336 days ago)
Deadline for applications(306 days ago)
Freie Universität BerlinBerlin
Department of History and Cultural Studies - Institute of Islamic Studies
Tenured Professorship in Islamic Studies
with special focus on the modern and
salary grade: W 3 reference code: W3 IslamWiss
The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching.
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act
(Berliner Hochschulgesetz). Successful candidates will have a focus on modern and
contemporary developments in the history, culture and religion of the Arab world and are
experienced in historical, cultural or social sciences. They will have study and/or research
experience in Arab countries or other countries of the Islamic world. A second regional
research focus besides the Arab world is desirable. Applicants should have a strong
scholarly record of peer-reviewed publications with evidence of excellent international
research activities and experience in university teaching, ideally in an international
environment. We are looking for someone with very good language skills in one or two of the
languages in the research region. The applicant should be able to teach in German and
English. Additionally, she or he is expected to have experience in acquiring and leading
externally funded research projects.
Apart from the official duties of the appointee in accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin
Higher Education Act, we expect the applicant to engage in the following activities: The
appointee is expected to address relevant gender and diversity issues. She or he will
actively engage in collaborative research activities of Freie Universität Berlin, especially in
the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies. We expect the new professor to
participate in the further development of our Institute's Bachelor and Master Programs
(including study programs offered in English) as well as in the development of interdisciplinary
research projects, including international collaborations. Additionally, she or he
should be willing to engage in knowledge transfer to a wider audience outside university.
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in
German or English; if applicable the letter of appointment (please add translations if
needed), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching
competence. Furthermore, please include information on involvement in ongoing and future
research endeavours, joint research projects and externally funded projects, and if
necessary language certificates.
All materials including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably
electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), quoting the reference code no later than
October 18th, 2018 at
Freie Universität Berlin
Department of History and Cultural Studies
Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment
requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and regulations of the Berlin
Higher Education Act which are relevant for professorships (Articles 99, 100, 101, 102
a,102c BerlHG) can be found online: www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt. For additional details,
please visit www.fu-berlin.de and
Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.
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