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Professor (W3) in Assyriology

Friedrich Schiller University Jena is seeking to fill a position as

Professor (W3) in Assyriology

starting on October 1st, 2021.

The successful candidate (m/f/o) will be expected to represent the field of Assyriology in both research and teaching. Furthermore, she/he will be expected to maintain and develop the university's Frau Professor Hilprecht Collection of Babylonian Antiquities and have expertise in dealing with cuneiform original documents.

The successful candidate will be expected to teach at undergraduate and graduate level, and to develop a research program with international visibility. Furthermore, he/she must have a proven track record concerning the successful application for external research funding, a scientific visibility at a national and international level, leadership competencies and the capacity to contribute to the development of interdisciplinary research projects.

Applicants must hold a PhD and habilitation in the field of Assyriology and / or Ancient Near Eastern Studies or equivalent academic merits as well as pedagogical qualifications through prior teaching experience.

The Friedrich Schiller University is an equal opportunity employer, striving to increase the share of women at the university. Therefore, we strongly encourage women to apply. In case of equal qualifications, applications from challenged persons are favoured.

Please submit your application including documentation (cover letter, curriculum vitae, certificates, list of publications, list of university courses given, list of third party funding applied for solicited, research statement) wrapped in one pdf-file electronically to .

All applications must include the application form in *.doc-format. Please downloaded the form here.

Should you have any queries regarding the position or the selection procedure, please do not hesitate to contact Professor Dr. Tilman Seidensticker, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, on +49 3641 944000 or on email .

Closing date: 20.01.2020


Announcing Faculty
Philosophische Fakultät


Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Philosophische Fakultät
Fürstengraben 27
07743 - Jena


Contact Person
Prof. Dr. Tilman Seidensticker
Telefon: 03641/944000
Fax: 03641/944002


Application Start: Dec 5, 2019
Application End: Jan 20, 2020
Stelle zu besetzen ab: 01.10.2021
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