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W3 Professor for Assyriology (Ancient Near Eastern Studies) (f/m/d). Deadline: 30.09.2019

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tübingen invites applications for a position at the Institute for Ancient Near Eastern Studies (IANES) as a

W3 Professor for Assyriology (Ancient Near Eastern Studies) (f/m/d)

to commence on 1 October 2020.

Applicants will be expected to represent the languages and literatures of the Ancient Near East in research and teaching. Expertise in Akkadian is required, and further core research areas in other languages of the Ancient Near East would be an advantage. Furthermore the successful applicant will be willing to conduct interdisciplinary research and to build and maintain research networks in areas closely related to his/her subject as well as in areas farther afield.

Required qualifications include a PhD or equivalent international degree, postdoctoral qualifications equivalent to the requirements for tenure and internationally visible publications. This includes evidence of teaching effectiveness.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the share of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply.

In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Applications (including a curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificates, list of publications, list of classes taught) along with a selection of personally authored works  (all monographs and up to 5 published papers) are to be sent by 30.09.2019, if possible in electronic form, to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Keplerstr. 2, 72074 Tübingen, Germany (bewerbungenspam prevention@philosophie.uni-tuebingen.de) Please direct your enquiries to the Dean.


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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