Professorship in Medieval German Literature with a special focus on Old Yiddish Literature FU Berlin

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures

invites applications for a

Professorship in Medieval German Literature with a special focus on Old Yiddish Literature 
(salary grade W 2; 5 years)

The successful candidate’s duties will cover both teaching and research in the areas named above.

Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).

The successful candidate will have an international teaching profile as well as an excellent research profile demonstrated through high-level publications in the field of medieval and early modern German literature with a special focus on Old Yiddish literature and Judaeo-Christian literary and cultural contacts. She or he should have experience in acquiring funding for and conducting sponsored research.

The appointee will be responsible for conducting courses in the bachelor’s degree program German Philology and in the master’s degree program German Literatures. She or he will be willing to collaborate with colleagues of the Zentrum für Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg and contribute to the development of future research associations.

Applications quoting the reference code 12-85/2013 should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification, a list of publications, evidence of teaching competence (such as courses previously taught) as well as of involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects. If applicable, applications should also include information on industrial cooperations, inventions/patents and spin-offs.

All materials, including a private postal and/or e-mail address must be received no later thanApril 3rd, 2014 at

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften
z. Hd. Frau Böttcher
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin (Dahlem)

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