Professorship (W1 with Tenure Track) for Islamic Archaeology and Art History

The Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Dept. I: Near Eastern and Classical Archaeology, at the Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures and Arts of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main invites applications for the following position as civil servant or public employee starting at the earliest possible date:

Professorship (W1 with Tenure Track) for Islamic Archaeology and Art History

The initial tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor civil servant is for six years (§ 64 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Hessen (HHG)). Upon positive evaluation, the incumbent will be promoted to a permanent position at a higher level (W2). According to § 64 (3) HHG candidates should not have obtained their PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt or should have worked as a researcher at an external institution for at least two years after their PhD. The doctorate should not date back to more than four years.

The establishment of this professorship has been made possible by a grant of the VolkswagenFoundation (Program “World Knowledge – Structural Support for Rare Subjects“). The successful candidate will work to realize the approved research- and teaching-strategy. This includes above all the development of independent research projects, the consolidation and aggrandizement of the subject and the implementation of an international exchange program in cooperation with the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften / Institute for Advanced Studies.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of Islamic Archaeology and Art History in research and teaching in its full extent and participate in the establishment of a corresponding BA/MA-curriculum within the archaeological paths of study. The position holder should actively participate in interdisciplinary cooperations of the faculty or the university and the Rhine-Main-University association and in relevant research network initiatives in fields such as History, Art-History, Cultural Anthropology, Byzantine Studies or Islamic Studies. The professorship ought to make intensive efforts to attract third-party funds. Research activities and field-work on an international scale in the relevant areas of the subject are required.

Prerequisites for admission is a doctoral degree in one of the following fields: Archaeology (focus on Islamic Archaeology) or Architectural History / Building History or Art History (focus on Islamic Art History) or Islamic Studies (focus on the material culture of Islam). Besides pedagogic aptitude, knowledge in German language is welcomed; the candidate is expected to be able to hold classes in German after three years. Goethe University emphasis an intensive supervision of students and expects a high presence of its staff at university.
The designated salary for the position is based on the German university pay scale or equivalent. Goethe University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity and inclusion. In particular, we are welcoming applications by qualified women and people with a migrant background. At Goethe University, a special emphasis is placed on creating and sustaining a family-friendly work and research environment. Where applicants are otherwise equally qualified, preference is given to candidates with disabilities or equivalent. The same applies to women in fields in which they are under-represented. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments, please see: www.vakante-professuren.uni-frankfurt.de.

Scientists who are excellently qualified in research and teaching and can prove internationally visible research achievements are invited to submit their applications with curriculum vitae, credentials and certificates, list of publication, list of courses taught independently, teaching evaluations, list of previous and current third party funding, concept of research strategy and future research projects until 10.12.2021 via email to the Dean of the Faculty of Linguistics, Cultures and Arts of the Goethe University: berufungen-fb09@dlist.uni-frankfurt.de.

For further information please contact Prof. Dr. Dirk Wicke: wicke@em.uni-frankfurt.de.


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