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University Professorship: Study of Religion with a focus on History of Christianity’s Interrelations

The Institute of the Study of Religion and Related Didactics in the department of Cultural Studies at the University of Bremen invites applications for the position:

University Professor with Tenure
salary scale W2/W3

in the field

Study of Religion with a focus on 
History of Christianity’s Interrelations

Ref.: P315/16

The appointee will be responsible for research and teaching in the field of Study of Religions and will be expected to introduce the abovementioned focus into the Institute’s school-based and non-school-based Bachelor and Master study programs.

He/she will introduce a research focus into the area History of Interrelations of Christianity and a non-European religious tradition (Buddhism, Hinduism, African religions, or similar). In this respect the appointee will also bring into his/her teaching both (1) history of Christianity as well as (2) history of interrelations of religions in a global perspective (e.g. colonial and missionary history, globalization, migration, flight) and (3) historical method.

The appointee will be expected to pro-actively support the Institute’s internal networking and internationalization activities as well as the further development of the subject area as part of enhancing the University of Bremen’s profile in research and academic education. He/she will also be expected to have gathered experience in applying for third-party funding of research projects.

The appointee must be capable of addressing issues of gender differences in the context of subject-specific research and education with particular sensitivity.

The appointee should meet the following minimum requirements

Ø successful completion of a full course of university education; a doctoral degree with excellent results; postdoctoral experience of teaching and/or research in the subject Studies of Religion or History, or possibly in a neighbouring discipline, e.g. in connection with a junior professorship or non-university occupation,

Ø relevant experience of teaching and research,

Ø suitable pedagogical aptitude.

Applications from abroad are especially welcome! There will be possibilities for delivering courses in English, and this will be desired for a non-school-based Master. Nevertheless, after two years the appointee will be expected also to deliver some courses in German.
The University of Bremen seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. International applications and applications from academics with a migration Background are explicitly welcome. Applicants with severe disabilities with essentially equal qualifications and personal aptitude will be prioritized.

Closing date for applications is 04.11.2016. Please send your application by surface mail with mention of the above reference number and together with the usual documents to the following address or by email (a combined pdf):

Universität Bremen
Dekanin Fachbereich Kulturwissenschaften (FB 9)
Frau Prof. Dr. Dorle Dracklé
Postfach 33 04 40
28334 Bremen