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The bilingual Master’s Programme Kulturwissenschaften des Vorderen Orients/Cultural Studies of the Middle East offered by the Universities of Bamberg and Erlangen-Nuremberg welcomes applications for the position of the


One-Year Visiting professor for Cultural Studies of the Middle East (01.10.2021-15.08.2022), appointed equivalent to the W2-rank of the German system


Cultural diversity and deep historic ties have shaped the societies of the Middle East to the present day. This Master’s programme adopts an interdisciplinary and transcultural approach that considers the Kulturraum of the Middle Eastern in its entirety, including both its Islamic mainstream but also more peripheral groups.


This is the first MA programme in the realm of Middle Eastern studies that is supported by the Elite Network of Bavaria, a funding body of the Bavarian Ministry for Science and Education; see


The appointee will be expected to actively contribute to the academic and intellectual life of the Master’s programme. The Visiting professor is required to teach nine hours a week during the semester. The relevant qualifications consist of a doctorate in a relevant discipline, demonstrated ability in teaching, and an excellent track record in publications and related academic achievements.The position presupposes the ability and willingness to teach in English.


Applicants are asked to submit:


(a) a brief (maximum 1000 words) statement describing your research and the reasons why our Master’s programme would be a fitting setting for you to conduct your research and teaching;


(b) a Curriculum Vitae including list of publications and teaching experience, and


(c) a short proposal on a selected interdisciplinary topic for the English language module ‘Theory and Methods in Oriental Studies’ (course in the winter term with final workshop to be held in the summer term).


The Faculty is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from female candidates. Where candidates are otherwise equally qualified, preference will be given to candidates with disabilities.

The University of Bamberg has been certified by the Hertie Foundation as a family-friendly university and is committed to taking measures to help reconcile work and family life. The university is committed to promoting gender equality in the workplace.

Applications from abroad are particularly welcome.

Applications should be addressed (email preferred) to the director of the study programme:

Prof. Dr. Lorenz Korn

University of Bamberg

Schillerplatz 17

96047 Bamberg


For further information on our master’s programme, please visit our website

Closing date for applications: 07 January, 2021

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