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Tenure-Track-Professur für Judaistik

The University of Freiburg has been granted 19 Tenure-Track Professorships from the Tenure-Track-Programme an now invites applications in the context of this programme for the 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. | term for filing application: 21.02.2020
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The University of Freiburg has been granted 19 Tenure-Track Professorships from the Tenure-Track-Programme an now invites applications in the context of this programme for the

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 asset. 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 cooperations and participate in proposals for cooperative research projects. He/she teaches in the B.A. and M.A. programmes of Jewish Studies and contributes to their development, in addition to teaching in the M.A. 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 will 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 here.

Please send in a complete and convincing application and a print version of application form 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:
Albert-Ludwig-Universität Freiburg
Dekanat der Philosophischen Fakultät
Dekan Prof. Dr. Dietmar Neutatz
Werthmannstraße 8
79098 Freiburg

or (preferred)

E-Mail: philosfak@dekanate.uni-freiburg.de
For further information, please contact Bettina Ragen on the phone number +49 761 203-3371 or E-Mail philosfak@dekanate.uni-freiburg.de. Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments.
General and legal remarks:
Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - German General Equal Treatment Act).
Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.
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