W3-Professorship for Islamic Religious Studies, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

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*Appointment Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg*
> The Faculty of Humanity, Social Sciences and School of Theology invites applications for the following
> *W3-Professorship for Islamic Religious Studies *
> *with a Focus on the Basic Texts of the Islamic Tradition*
> at the planned Department of Islamic Religious Studies, to be occupied
> as soon as possible. This post is initially limited to a period of five
> years, after which the positions can be tenured.
> The Professor will be expected to adequately represent the foundations
> and methods of Quran Studies, Quran Commentary and Quran Exegesis, as
> well as Hadith Studies.
> The duties include the adequate representation of the field of research
> and teaching. At the same time, we expect the candidate to take over
> administrative duties, attract external funding, and actively help to
> set up an effective body of research.
> We also expect a contribution in consolidating and designating new
> Islamic religion-based Bachelors and Masters courses as well as the
> promotion of young talents in the field of Islamic Studies. The
> candidate will be expected to cooperate with existing university bodies,
> in particular with the Centre of Anthropology of Religion(s), or ZAR,
> and further promote national and international contacts. A good
> knowledge of Arabic is required. The applicant is expected to acquire
> sufficient knowledge of the German language within an acceptable time
> period. Lectures have to be held in German. In addition, we expect
> applicants to be thoroughly familiar with Muslim positions and inward
> perspectives.
> Qualifications include a university degree, teaching skills, a PhD, and
> additional academic achievements. The latter may consist of a
> /Habilitation /or equivalent sundry qualification, which may include
> skills gained outside of university.
> At the time of appointment the candidate must not be older than 52 years
> of age. The Ministry of Science, Research and Art may allow exceptions
> in special cases, which have to be approved by the Ministry of Finance.
> This appointment will be made by the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.
> The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg is committed to a pro-family policy,
> and as an equal opportunity employer supports dual-career couples. We
> strongly encourage women to apply in an effort to increase a female
> representation in research and teaching.
> Handicapped applicants will be given priority as long as all other
> qualifications are essentially met.
> The Executive Board of the University will ask the University’s Council
> of Islamic Religious Studies for advise when professorships are filled.
> If need be, the application forms are presented to the members of the
> Council.
> The University of Erlangen-Nürnberg pursues a policy of intensive study
> support of its students, and therefore expects that its teaching staff
> maintain substantial student contact time by being regularly present at
> the university.
> The application documents (curriculum vitae, photograph, list of
> publications, lectures and teaching activities, copies of degrees, etc.)
> must be sent not later than *19.10.2012* to:
> Dekanin der Philosophischen Fakultät und Fachbereich Theologie, Frau
> Prof. Dr. Heidrun Stein-Kecks, Hindenburgstr. 34, 91054 Erlangen
> Please additionally email the aforementioned documents in digital format to:
> dekanat.phil-fak@zuv.uni-erlangen.de

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