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Call for Applications: Bern University: Professor, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies
November 30, 2018
The Institute seeks a scholar with a very good knowledge of the field as a whole and excellent proficiency in at least one language of the MENA region. In their own research, applicants should have historical expertise (preferably in political, social or economic history) oriented towards questions of the present, as well as a high degree of theoretical competence that also informs their teaching.
Depending on his or her formal qualifications, the successful applicant will be employed as assistant professor with tenure track, as associate professor or as full professor. An assistant professorship requires an outstanding PhD and a second, advanced research project. Candidates for an associate or full professorship are required to have a habilitation thesis or equivalent qualifications.
The language of instruction and administration at the University of Bern is German. Applicants are expected to acquire a good working knowledge of German within two years.
The University of Bern is committed to equal opportunities in employment, in particular to increasing the number of women in senior academic positions. Women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. Dual applications for job-sharing are possible.
Applications include an online questionnaire and a PDF (cover letter, curriculum vitae, list of publications, information on teaching experience, teaching philosophy, course evaluations, list of external funding and list of conferences organised to date).