At the Department of Medieval History at the University of Tübingen, the position of an academic staff member (f/m/d; E 13 TV-L, 0.65 percent, doctoral position) is limited to four years from October 1st, 2022 to occupy. The position is based at the Chair of Medieval History with a focus on the Mediterranean and the Middle East.
The position is based at the Chair of Medieval History with a focus on the Mediterranean and the Middle East, which is particularly focused on the diverse connections between the Latin-Christian, Arabic-Islamic and Greek-Christian spheres, as well as on Judeo-Christian-Muslim interaction.
Your area of responsibility will include research and teaching as well as working at the professorship. You are expected to do independent research in order to write a dissertation in German or English in the subject of medieval history at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Tübingen. In addition, you will conduct courses amounting to 2 SWS and participate in the activities of the professorship or the seminar, e.g. by working on the ongoing projects of the professorship or participating in colloquia or similar. There are two international projects at the professorship settled one on Interreligious Communication, funded by the AHRC and the DFG (with a postdoc position); the other to Society, Science and Environmental Change is funded by an ERC Consolidator Grant (with PhD position). Both projects are carried out in close cooperation with partners at the Universities of Durham (UK) and Konstanz. Also in cooperation with Konstanz, an anthology of Arabic and Latin sources on the trans-Mediterranean history of the Middle Ages will be published with commentary.
In addition, you will benefit from the stimulating atmosphere of a research-intensive university with a wide range of disciplines, which also offers you the opportunity for further training, for example at the Central Graduate Academy.
When you start your job, you can show that you have completed an above-average academic degree (MA or equivalent) in history or in a closely related discipline. Very good knowledge of English and other language skills as required for the respective research project are also required. Please state your position on this in your application. Projects that work with several source languages relevant to the medieval Mediterranean region (particularly Arabic, Hebrew, Latin and/or Greek) and that include historical interdependence are particularly desirable.
For your application, please submit a cover letter that briefly outlines your career, motivation and, if applicable, initial experience in the scientific field; also a CV with details of two reference persons; Degree certificates or transcript of records; an abstract of the MA thesis (max. 500 words); a reading excerpt of around 15 pages (e.g. a publication, scientific term paper or a chapter of the MA thesis); a preliminary outline of a possible dissertation project of max. two pages with max. one-page bibliography.
Severely disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified. The University of Tübingen strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore encourages suitably qualified female scientists to apply.
Please send your application documents in a PDF document by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by May 31, 2022. The selection interviews are scheduled to take place towards the end of June. The setting is made by the central administration.
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