Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor/in) (m/f/d) of Jewish History (W1 with tenure-track to a W 2 position, LBesG)
The Faculty of Antiquity Studies, History, Politics, and Art History (FB III) of Trier University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of
Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessorin/Juniorprofessor) of Jewish History and the History of Interreligious Encounter in the Middle Ages (W1 with tenure-track to a W2 position, LBesG) (m/f/d)
starting April 1st 2022.
This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States. It is aimed at junior researchers in an early career phase and with extraordinary potential for a further academic career.
We are seeking candidates whose research and teaching profile contributes to sharpen the profile of the history department and the University of Trier in the fields of Jewish History and the history of interreligious encounters in Europe and the Mediterranean during the medieval period. Candidates should be able to read and analyse historical source material in Hebrew and Latin/vernacular languages, in dialogue with international research in Jewish Studies. Sufficient knowledge of Hebrew is required.
We expect candidates to teach Medieval History in its entire breadth and to participate in collaborative research projects of the History Department and the Trier School for Medieval and Early Modern Studies (Trierer Kolleg für Mittelalter und Frühe Neuzeit). The professorship is linked to a leading role in Trier University’s Arye Maimon Institute of Jewish History. Trier University expects its academic staff to participate in academic self-administration.
Applicants must meet the general requirements according to public services law and the Higher Education Act of Rhineland-Palatinate (§ 54 HochSchG – Higher Education Act). We expect the ability to teach in German within three years after recruitment.