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The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a W3 Professorship for Economics: 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. The readiness to cooperate with social scientists in the context of Middle East is expected. In addition to teaching undergraduates, the professorship involves teaching the MA degree programmes in Middle Eastern Studies and Development Economics & International Studies and directing the Centre for Iraq Studies. The successful candidate is also expected to collaborate on interdisciplinary research on the Middle East at FAU. Basic knowledge of Arabic and one other Middle Eastern language (Turkish or Persian) is desirable.
Prerequisites for the position 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 at FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg: Prof. Dr. Rainer Trinczek, Hindenburgstr. 34, 91054 Erlangen, by 18.03.2016. Please also send an electronic version to

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