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Assistant Professor (W1) of Nordic Philology

The Institute of German Language and Literature at the University of Tübingen invites applications for the position of

Assistant Professor (W1) of Nordic Philology

to commence on 01.10.2021.

The position is initially limited to four years, with the possibility of extension by a further two years af-ter a positive interim evaluation.
The assistant professor will have made a significant contribute to research and teaching in the fields of the medieval literature and culture of Scandinavia. The position has a teaching load of four hours per week prior to the interim evaluation, and six hours thereafter. The holder of this position will be expected to participate in interdisciplinary collaborative projects.

In the course of the contract, the W1 professor is expected to attain the research and teaching achievements that will qualify him or her for an appointment as a tenured professor at any university or equivalent institution (Habilitation).

Required qualifications include an outstanding doctorate in a pertinent field, recognizable potential for internationally acclaimed publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals and third-party funding, as well as teaching experience.  

Detailed information on the criteria underlying the interim and final evaluations may be found in our guidelines (in German) for review under this link.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. In line with its interna-tionalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Appli-cations from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications (including a curriculum vitae and description of academic career, scanned copies of de-gree certificates, list of publications, list of classes taught) along with a personally authored mono-graphs and up to 5 relevant papers) are to be sent in electronic form to the Dean of the Faculty of the Humanities (bewerbung@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de) by June 06, 2021.

Enquiries may also be sent to this address.


Here you can find the general quality assurance plan for assistant professorships with tenure track of the University of Tübingen.

The individual evaluation criteria for each of the positions can be found right after the respective tender offer.

As of spring 2018, the new Baden-Württemberg State Higher Education Act will include the category of Tenure Track Professorship in § 51b. Until then, the term used is "assistant professor with tenure track." Therefore it is possible for people who hold such a W1 positions to call themselves and be called tenure-track professors. The calls for applications published on this part of the website are to fill such Tenure Track Professorships. It is possible to receive supplements to the basic salary for W1 positions and, thus, also for Tenure Track professors.

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