Postdoc “Oberassistenz” in Islamic Studies

Postdoc “Oberassistenz” in Islamic Studies

About The Event

Postdoc “Oberassistenz” in Islamic Studies

Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies, University of Zurich, Switzerland

Call for Applications

Start of Employment: July 1, 2024

Application Deadline: March 15, 2024

The Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies (IAOS) is the center of research and teaching on Asia and the Orient at the University of Zurich (UZH). It aims to position itself nationally and internationally as one of the leading institutions in the field. The position of Postdoc “Oberassistenz” in Islamic Studies is temporary (two years), with the option to be extended to nine years in total. The Postdoc will be working for the Chair of Islamic Studies (Prof. Dr. Rebecca Sauer).

General requirements:

  • PhD in Islamic Studies or adjacent fields (history, religious studies, anthropology)
  • Excellent knowledge of Arabic required; knowledge of another language relevant to the field (Persian, Ottoman Turkish, Urdu) appreciated
  • Teaching experience
  • Administrative skills
  • Interdisciplinary research agenda focusing on dis/continuities between the pre-modern and the modern world
  • Motivation to further advance on the academic career path according to the standards of the German-speaking university system (“Habilitation”)


More information on: University of Zurich

  • Cost: Free
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Institute of Asian and Oriental Studies

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