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As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on its more than 500-year-long tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge within its 18 faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Cultural Studies invites applications for a Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track) of Judaic Studies commencing on October 1st, 2015.

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research and publication record either in the Talmudic Late Antiquity or in the Islamic Period. He or she will be expected to undertake research and teaching as far as possible both fields in close cooperation with his or her colleagues at the Institute of Near and Middle Eastern Studies. The successful candidate will teach the pertinent courses of the bachelor and master programs in “Near and Middle Eastern Studies” and will supervise corresponding theses. He or she is also expected to participate in the planned interfacultary master program in “Judaic Studies” as well as in the pertinent Ph.D. programs.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore, especially encourages early-career scholars to apply.

Prerequisites for this position are a university and a doctoral degree. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a W3 Full Professorship at a later date.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please email us your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications, combined into a single PDF file by November 18th, 2013, to

Please do not send any publications.

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