Professorship in Ancient Near Eastern Studies

University of Münster



The entire spectrum of ancient Near Eastern studies with specialization in individual areas. His / Her own job is to carry out a total of nine hours of instruction per week (SWS) and administering examinations in the subject-relevant Bachelor's and Master's Degree programs offered jointly by the Institute and the Institute of Egyptology and Coptology. The candidate must provide instruction in both Akkadian and Sumerian studies. Preference is given to students in the central fields of Ancient Near Eastern history, culture and languages, and who possess cultural-historical, philological and social scientific issues. The candidate is expected to actively participate in shaping the existing interdisciplinary institutes and research partnerships along with their corresponding projects. Prior experience in acquisition and implementation of externally funded projects is desired.

The requirements include a degree in ancient Near Eastern Studies, pedagogical aptitude, and competence to produce scientific work, substantiated by the quality of a doctorate. Additional academic achievements may have been completed in the context of an associate professorship, a habilitation, as an academic researcher at a university or non-university institution, or in connection with an academic activity in business, industry, administration or other social area, either in Germany or abroad.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of senior women's academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements would prefer to be considered within the framework of the legal possibilities. We also welcome applications from candidates with severe disabilities. 
Disabled candidates with equivalent qualifications will be preferentially considered.

Please include the customary documents (CV, a publication, transcripts, and teaching statements) and send your application directly to the faculty by email (one PDF document!) No later than 30 September 2019 :

Dean of the Faculty of Philology (FB 9) 
University of Muenster 
Prof. Dr. Eric Achermann

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