Tenure-Track Professorship for Jewish Religion
Application Deadline: 30 July 2020
As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.
As a University for sustainability, we put human resources development and especially the development and advancement of our early career researchers at the fore of our strategic endeavors. By strengthening the tenure-track professorship, Universität Hamburg has introduced a specific career opportunity for early career researchers. Junior professorships are aimed at researchers in the early stages of their career, within four years after completion of doctoral studies.
Due to the success of the tenure-track program run by the Ministry for Education and Research and to strengthen the emerging field “The Early Modern World” and the profile initiative “Thoughts and Religions”, Universität Hamburg invites applications for the following tenure-track professorship:
The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a TENURE-TRACK PROFESSORSHIP (W1 TENURE TRACK LEADING TO A W2) FOR JEWISH RELIGION commencing on 1 October 2020, ref. no. JP 318.
The successful candidate is expected to teach and conduct research in the field of Jewish religion.
The successful candidate is further expected to participate actively in the instruction of students pursuing a teaching degree in religion.
In their application, applicants are expected to indicate to which of the University’s core research areas, emerging fields, or profile initiatives (https://www.uni-hamburg.de/en/forschung/forschungsprofil/forschungsschwerpunkte.html) their research can best be assigned.
Section 12 subsection 7 sentence 2 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) applies.
Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 18 HmbHG.
Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience (preferably in German) and objectives.
Non-German-speaking post holders are expected to possess the language skills necessary to teach in German (Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages). Good to very good knowledge of Hebrew is also a prerequisite.
Junior professors have academic autonomy in their research and teaching. Applicants’ subject interests are expected to relate to topics in the emerging field “The Early Modern World” and the profile initiative “Thought and Religions”. A focus on the Jewish religion in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is also desired.
A tenure-track evaluation will be conducted during the second phase of the junior professorship in order to determine whether requirements for appointment to a W2 professorship have been met. Section 15 HmbHG applies. If the evaluation is positive, the candidate will be offered a tenured W2 professorship. The regulations prohibiting internal appointments also apply to this junior professorship.
In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 HmbHG, Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to apply.
Suitable disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status with comparable qualifications, abilities, and experience receive preference in the application process.
The application deadline is 30 July 2020. Please submit your application with your CV, list of publications, teaching experience, successful external funding record, copies of certification and documents, teaching and research plans, additional evidence of skills and experience, such as presentations, posters, significant roles held in organizations, etc. where available, and the reference number JP 318, preferably by email in a single PDF file, to email@example.com or via post to: An den, Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg Stellenausschreibungen, Mittelweg 177, 20148 Hamburg
Representative publications will be requested during the evaluation process.
Due to the current coronavirus pandemic, the application process will be conducted digitally. More information is available from the chair of the search committee.
Please submit a completed application form alongside your application documents. Link to application form: www.uni-hamburg.de/form-prof-w1tt-gw-en