The Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest universities in Germany with around 48,000 students and with about 5,000 employees. Founded in 1914 by Frankfurt citizens and since 2008 once again proud of its foundation status Goethe University possesses a high degree of autonomy, modernity and professional diversity. As a comprehensive university, the Goethe University offers a total of 16 departments on five campuses and more than 100 degree programs along with an outstanding research reputation.
The Institute of Judaic Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt invites applications for two part-time positions:
Research and Teaching Associate (Wissenschaftliche*r Mitarbeiter*in)
(E13 TV-G-U 50% and 75%-part-time)
to begin October 2022. The employment duration is for three years, with the possibility of extension for another 2 years. The salary grade is based on the job characteristics of the collective agreement applicable to Goethe University (TV-G-U).
Responsibilities: Successful candidates will be expected to: pursue an individual research project (dissertation or postdoc project/Habilitation) and actively contribute to collaborative research and teaching at the Institute of Judaic Studies, including: independent teaching of BA and/or MA classes; technical and editorial support for publications; as well as participation in conference organization and fund raising. Successful candidates will be enrolled at the Institute of Judaic Studies.
Requirements: The position is open at the Ph.D. and postdoc level. Requirements are: Completed university degree (M.A., M.Phil. or Ph.D.) in Jewish Studies or – pending demonstration of expertise in Jewish Studies – a related discipline. Excellent command of Hebrew (in all stages of its historical development). The regular teaching language in the program of Judaic Studies is German, commitment to reaching a level of fluency in German that permits full participation in all activities of the department is expected. Initially, courses may be taught in English.
- The 50% position will be filled in the area of early modern and/or modern Jewish history; language proficiency in Yiddish desired.
- The 75% position will be filled in the area of medieval Judaism and/or rabbinic studies; text-based methodological approaches to the study of Jewish culture are preferred; language proficiency in Aramaic desired.
The Institute of Judaic Studies focuses on intra-Jewish and Jewish-Christian cultural transfer in pre-modern Europe (especially Ashkenaz); related interest and research activity is an advantage.
The Goethe University is committed to a policy of providing equal employment opportunities for both men and women alike, and therefore encourages particularly women to apply for the position/s offered. Individuals with severe disability will be prioritized in case of equal qualification.
Applications including CV, transcripts, short description of scholarly interests and proposed research project as well as a writing sample of at least 10 pages (e.g. MA thesis chapter, dissertation chapter, published article, conference presentation), must be submitted by June 30, 2022 via email to Prof. Rebekka Voß (email@example.com) and Prof. Elisabeth Hollender (firstname.lastname@example.org).