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The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a W3 Professorship for Politics and Society in the Middle East at the Institute of Political Science at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research with a focus on political science. To qualify, applicants must have advanced knowledge of Arabic and proficiency in a further Middle Eastern language (Turkish or Persian) is desirable. The professorship includes teaching and developing the degree programme MA Middle Eastern Studies. The successful candidate is expected to work closely with the Near and Middle East section of the Center for Area Studies in Erlangen and to incorporate key contemporary historical, cultural, linguistic and religious aspects of Middle East research from a political and social perspective.

Important research focus areas include the comparison of political systems in the Middle East, international relations of the Middle East, and the political culture and intellectual history of the Middle East.

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W3 Professorship for Economy and Society of the Middle East at the Institute of Economics (Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy) to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

The successful candidate is expected to represent the field adequately in teaching and research with a focus on economics. Applicants must have at least fundamental knowledge of Arabic and an additional Middle Eastern language (Turkish or Persian) is desirable. In addition to teaching undergraduates, the professorship involves teaching the MA degree programmes in Middle Eastern Studies and in Development Economics & International Studies and directing the Centre for Iraq Studies. The successful candidate is also expected to work with the Middle East section of the Center for Area Studies in Erlangen.

Prerequisites for both positions are a university degree, university level teaching experience, a doctoral degree, and additional academic qualifications. These should be in the form of a Habilitation (post-doctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. The necessary qualifications may also have been acquired in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (e.g. W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in the administration of academic affairs and welcomes experience in managing research projects and raising third-party funding.

The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU is an equal opportunities and family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. In order to increase the number of women in leading positions, we specifically encourage women to apply.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) to the dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology: FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek, Hindenburgstr. 34, 91054 Erlangen, by July 4, 2014. Please also send an electronic version to phil-dekanat@fau.de.

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