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Call for Applications: Humboldt University, Berlin: Professor, Islamic Text Studies
September 27, 2018
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites applications for a full professorship in Islamic Text Studies, starting 1 October 2019.
The teaching and research focus of this professorship is on the Koran, as well as on the traditions of the Prophet’s teachings and life (Hadith and Sira). Both the historical contexts of the texts and their traditions of interpretation, as well as their conveyance and interpretation with respect to the present-day realities of Muslims’ lives, are to be the subject of research. The inclusion of different doctrinal currents (in particular Sunna and Shia) and the consideration of gender aspects in exegesis are desirable. Furthermore, a willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation is expected both within the Humboldt-Universität, as well as with other research institutions in the Berlin area.
With respect to teaching, the successful candidate is expected to contribute to the establishment of the undergraduate Bachelor’s programmes, the Master’s programmes in Islamic Theology and “Islam und Gesellschaft,” as well as to the envisaged doctoral programme.
The successful candidate will also be required to support the establishment and self-administration of the Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology.
The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the ‘Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.
HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.
Please send your application by September 27, 2018, and quoting the reference number PR/019/18 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Prof. Dr. Gabriele Metzler, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably in electronic form in one pdf file to: [email protected] The application should include a sample of fife scholarly publications by the applicant. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.