Postdoc "Jewish Scepticism" (Univ. Hamburg)

Postdoc "Jewish Scepticism" (Univ. Hamburg)

Universität Hamburg
Vom - Bis
01.10.2019 - 30.09.2023
Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies

The Faculty of Humanitieses / Department of Philosophy/ Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies at Universität Hamburg invites applications for a

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE for the project “Maimonides Centre for Advanced Studies -Jewish Scepticism”

-Salary Level 14 TV-L -

The position in accordance with Section28 subsection3 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) commences on October 1, 2019 pending external funding.

This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with Section 2 of the academic fixed-term labor contract act (Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz, WissZeitVG). The term is fixed until September 30, 2023. The position calls for 39 hours per week.

Duties include academic services in the project named above. Research associates may also pursue independent research and further academic qualifications.

Specific Duties
The successful candidate will focus her/his research on scepticism within Hasidism, mysticism, or Kabbalah, or religiosity. In addition to research, the successful candidate will be in charge of the Centre’s "Studies and Texts in Scepticism (STIS)" publication series.

A university degree in a relevant subject (e.g. Jewish studies, philosophy) plus doctorate. The candidate should have a strong background in Jewish philosophy. The applicant's research should be directly connected to a field relevant to the Maimonides Centre's research focus. Furthermore the following skills and work experience are required:
- Very good English language skills
- The knowledge of additional languages relevant for the project, such as Hebrew, Arabic, Latin, Greek, etc.
- Experience in publishing and editing academic publications (monographs, editions, proceedings, etc.

Applicants not proficient in German are expected to acquire proficiency in due time.

The University aims to increase the number of women in research and teaching and explicitly encourages women to apply. Equally qualified female applicants will receive preference in accordance with the Hamburg act on gender equality (Hamburgisches Gleichstellungsgesetz, HmbGleiG).

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.

For further information, please contact Maria Wazinski (, +49-(0)40-42838-8605) or consult our website at

Applications should include:

- A cover letter
- A tabular curriculum vitae
- Copies of degree certificate(s)
- Two letters of recommendation, and
- A research proposal (3–5 pages).

Please send applications by July 19, 2019 to:

Please do not submit original documents as we are not able to return them. Any documents submitted will be destroyed after the application process has concluded.


Maria Wazinski

Schlüterstraße 51
20146 Hamburg

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