Professorship (W3 or W2 with Tenure Track to W3) in Islamic Studies


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Professorship (W3 or W2 with Tenure Track to W3) in Islamic Studies

Faculty of Arts, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Jena, Germany

Application Deadline: November 24, 2023

Friedrich Schiller University is a traditional university with a strong research profile rooted in the heart of Germany. As a university covering all disciplines, it offers a wide range of subjects. Its research is focused on the areas Light – Life – Liberty. It is closely networked with non-research institutions, research companies and renowned cultural institutions. With around 18,000 students and more than 8,600 employees, the university plays a major role in shaping Jena’s character as a cosmopolitan and future-oriented city.

The successful candidate (m/f/d) will be expected to represent the field of Islamic Studies in both research and teaching in an appropriate breadth, and to have excellent national and inter-national credentials. His / her research can focus on contemporary as well as historical topics of the Arab-Islamic world and should include work with Arabic as a source language. Teaching is expected to cover at least one area of specialization in the field of modern Islam. The successful candidate will be expected to teach at undergraduate and graduate level in the Bachelor and Master programs Arabistik (Arabic Studies). Course language is German. Further­more, he / she must have a proven track record concerning the successful application for external research funding, a scientific visibility at a national and international level, leader­ship competencies, and the capacity to contribute to the development of inter­disciplinary research projects within the Faculty of Arts and to collaborative teaching and research projects within the university network Halle-Jena-Leipzig.

Applicants must hold a PhD and postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation) or equivalent academic merits in the field of Islamic Studies (“Islamwissenschaft”) as well as pedagogical qualifications through prior teaching experience. In case of a candidate’s first professorial appointment, the appointment is intended to be initially on the W2 level and limited to six years; the transition to a W3 professorship without renewed job announcement is based on a positive tenure evaluation, at the latest after six years.

Applications with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and diplomas, list of publications, documentation of teaching activities and evaluations, talks and third-party funding activities) should be sent no later than 24.11.2022 via the online application portal of the University of Jena,

For questions about the position and the procedure, please contact Prof. Dr. Christoph Demmerling (


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Faculty of Arts, Friedrich Schiller University Jena

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