Required qualifications include an internationally visible record of research within the broad scope of Jewish philosophy and intellectual history, as well as teaching experience. The profile for this position comprises a research concentration in some subfield of Jewish philosophy and intellectual history (e.g. classical or medieval Jewish philosophy or mysticism, Kabbalah, Haskalah, Musar, modern Jewish thought) together with the needed proficiency in Hebrew and other relevant languages. The successful candidate will be able to teach a range of courses providing broad thematic and historic coverage of the field. In addition to the candidate’s own innovative research initiatives, collaboration in research and teaching with the other professors’ chairs at the Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies is expected. Beyond this, Heidelberg constitutes a rich environment within the higher-education landscape in terms of both research and teaching, and therefore, active scholarly exchange and/or collaboration with the professors’ chairs and research centers of Heidelberg University, in particular, are expressly desired.
The successful candidate will be employed under the terms of private law.
In addition to the general employment regulations of paragraph 47 of the LHG (state higher education law of Baden-Württemberg), required qualifications for the W2 professorship include a completed program of university studies in the field, pedagogical aptitude and an exceptional capacity for academic research as demonstrated by an outstanding PhD dissertation in a qualifying area, as well as additional academic publications of proven excellence.
In accordance with paragraph 51, par. 2 of the LHG (state higher education law of Baden-Württemberg), required qualifications for the W1 professorship include a completed program of university studies, pedagogical aptitude, which is, as a rule, to be demonstrated by experience in teaching or training, and an exceptional capacity for academic research, which, as a rule, should be demonstrated by a PhD dissertation of outstanding quality. This junior professorship is intended as a tenure-track position. The attainment of suitable achievements in research and teaching will be reviewed as part of the tenure process. After a successfully completed trial period, it will be possible to advance a W2 professorship with tenure. For additional information on the tenure-track process, see our website at:
http://www.hfjs.eu/md/hfjs/hochschule/leitungsorgane/satzung_uber_die_evaluation_von_juniorprofessoren_und_tenure_track__stand_29.01.2020.pdf [German only].
A willingness to procure outside funding, to participate in academic self-governance, and to seek collaboration with Heidelberg University are prerequisites. The languages of instruction are German and English. The administrative language of the Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies is German, and therefore, the acquisition of sufficient German language skills is expected within the first three years of employment.
The Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies is committed to equal opportunity and diversity. Applicants with severe disabilities will be given preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.
We ask for your application no later than July 31, 2023 in digital form, combined into a single PDF file including the usual documents. Please send your application materials to the chairman of the hiring committee: Prof. Werner Arnold, Rector of the Heidelberg University of Jewish Studies, E-mail: email@example.com.