Tenured Professorship in Islamic Studies with Special Focus on the Modern and Contemporary Periods Freie Universität Berlin, Department of History and Cultural Studies Institute of Islamic Studies Germany

Tenured Professorship in Islamic Studies with special focus on the modern and contemporary periods

salary grade: W 3

reference code: W3 IslamWiss

The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching.


Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).


Successful candidates will have a focus on modern and contemporary developments in the history, culture and religion of the Arab world and are experienced in historical, cultural or social sciences. They will have study and/or research experience in Arab countries or other countries of the Islamic world. A second regional research focus besides the Arab world is desirable. Applicants should have a strong scholarly record of peer-reviewed publications with evidence of excellent international research activities and experience in university teaching, ideally in an international environment. We are looking for someone with very good language skills in one or two of the languages in the research region. The applicant should be able to teach in German and English. Additionally, she or he is expected to have experience in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects.


Apart from the official duties of the appointee in accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the applicant to engage in the following activities:


The appointee is expected to address relevant gender and diversity issues. She or he will actively engage in collaborative research activities of Freie Universität Berlin, especially in the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies. We expect the new professor to participate in the further development of our Institute’s Bachelor and Master Programs (including study programs offered in English) as well as in the development of interdisciplinary research projects, including international collaborations. Additionally, she or he should be willing to engage in knowledge transfer to a wider audience outside university.


Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; if applicable the letter of appointment (please add translations if needed), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching competence. Furthermore, please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavours, joint research projects and externally funded projects, and if necessary language certificates.


All materials including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), quoting the reference code no later than October 18th, 2018 at


Freie Universität Berlin
Department of History and Cultural Studies
Frau Emmrich-Willingham
Fabeckstr. 23/25
14195 Berlin

E-Mail: emmrichh@zedat.fu-berlin.de


Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and regulations of the Berlin Higher Education Act which are relevant for professorships (Articles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102c BerlHG) can be found online: www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt. For additional details, please visit www.fu-berlin.de and http://www.geschkult.fu-berlin.de/en/index.html.


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