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W3-Professorship in Oriental Studies (Arabic and Islamic Studies)

The Oriental and Islamic Studies Institute at the Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany, announces a vacancy for a W3 Professorship of Oriental Studies (Arabic and Islamic Studies). The appointment begins April 1, 2016.


The successful candidate will be expected to have research and teaching expertise in the discipline of Oriental Studies, especially the fields of Arabic and Islamic Studies and mainly for the early modern and modern periods. The expected focus of research and teaching activities is the early modern and modern developments of the culture, history, and religion of the Arab and Islamic worlds, combined with experience in working with sociological and anthropological approaches to these fields. Several years of study and research experience in Arab countries and/or other countries of the Islamic world, as well as a second regional field of specialization, are equally desirable. Candidates should be familiar with German to the extent that they are be able to teach in that language within a year’s time.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Cultural studies – Oriental studies

Career Stage

More Experienced researcher or >10 yrs (Senior)

Research Profiles

Leading Researcher (R4)

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Positively assessed junior professorships, post-doc lecturing and research qualifications (in the form of a Habilitation) or equivalent academic achievements and evidence of special aptitude are just as much required as the candidate’s willingness to take part in the university’s academic self-administration.

Additional requirements include:
– a high level of commitment in teaching
– readiness to participate in interdisciplinary academic work
– willingness and ability to attract third-party funding

Ruhr-Universität Bochum is an equal opportunity employer.
Complete applications with CV, list of publications, of courses taught and of projects funded should be sent to the Dekan der Fakultät für Philologie der Ruhr-Universität Bochum, D-44780 Bochum, no later than 2. January 2016.

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