The University of Münster (Germany) wishes to appoint a Research Fellow (Doctoral or Post-Doctoral Position) within the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics in Modern and Pre-Modern Cultures”, research project C2-24 “Integration and Diversification in the Judaism of Palestine during the Hellenistic-Roman Period (300 BCE–135 CE)” under the direction of Prof. Dr. Lutz Doering.

This three-year temporary position is scheduled to start on October 1st, 2014, and will run until September 30th, 2017. According to the German collective labour agreement for public sector employees (TV-L E 13), the gross salary for the position starts at approximately 1680 € per month (doctoral position, 50%) or 3360 € (post-doctoral position, 100%) during the first year. The regular working hours amount to 19 hours and 55 minutes (doctoral position) or 39 hours and 50 minutes (post-doctoral position) per week.

The Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics in Modern and Pre-Modern Cultures” was established at the University of Münster in 2007 and has been awarded funding through the German Excellence Initiative until 2017. Some 200 academics from 20 disciplines within the humanities and the social sciences examine the sensitive relationship between religion and politics, which has shaped all ages and cultures. Research projects are divided into the fields of research normativity, mediality, integrative procedures, and violence. For more information on the structures and research outline of the Cluster, please refer to http://www.uni-muenster.de/Religion-und-Politik/en/forschung/.

Standard duties:

  • Participation in the research project C2-24 “Integration and Diversification in the Judaism of Palestine during the Hellenistic-Roman Period (300 BCE–135 CE)”.

Research Fellows are expected to pursue their academic career (doctoral thesis, post-doctoral publications) in conjunction with the duties pertaining to the position.

Qualifications, knowledge and experiences:

  • Above-average MA or equivalent (doctoral position) or PhD or equivalent (post-doctoral position; completed or near completion) in Theology (especially Biblical Studies), Jewish Studies, Ancient History or related disciplines
  • Profound knowledge of Ancient (especially Koine) Greek and Post-Biblical Hebrew (Qumran, Rabbinic literature); desirable: reading proficiency in Modern Hebrew
  • Interest in work on a topic in the area of Ancient Judaism leading to a doctoral thesis or to post-doctoral publications, respectively.

The University of Münster is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the proportion of women academics. Consequently, we actively encourage applications by women. Female candidates with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered within the framework of the legal possibilities.

Among applicants of equal qualifications and equal position-relevant skills, disabled candidates will be given preference unless other candidate-related reasons prevail.

Applications should include a cover letter, CV, degree transcripts, statement of research interests, and names/addresses of two referees within a single PDF document, and to be submitted by August 15th, 2014 to:

Prof. Dr. Lutz Doering
Institutum Judaicum
Wilmergasse 1
D-48163 Münster
Germany
lutz.doering@uni-muenster.de

Enquiries regarding this position may be directed by email to Prof. Doering.

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