Acting Professorship for Islamic Studies (History and Culture of the pre–Modern Middle East), Universität Hamburg — LIMITE : 13/07/2023

Institution Faculty of Humanities, Asia Africa Institute, Middle East Department
Salary level fixed rate based on W2
Start date 01.10.2023, fixed to 31.03.2024. This is a fixed-term contract in accordance with the German part-time and fixed-term contract act (Gesetz über Teilzeitarbeit und befristete Arbeitsverträge, TzBfG)
Application deadline 13.07.2023
Scope of work part-time
Weekly hours 50 % of standard work hours per week


Specific Duties

The successful candidate is expected to teach and conduct research in the field named above.

The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate research experience on an international level as well as a trackrecord in teaching. The successful candidate is expected to research and teach in the area of history and culture of the pre-modern Middle East (Arab lands), with a focus on the early and middle Islamic period.

The successful candidate will be expected to actively participate in the instruction of training students in their discipline. The teaching load and other responsibilities such as academic administration will be 50 % of a fulltime professor according to §15 of the Hamburger Hochschulgesetz (Higher Education Law), which equals 4,5 teaching hours per week during the academic year (2 to 3 classes at 90 minutes).

Foreign applicants are expected to be proficient in either German or English.


Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 15 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) apply.

Additional criteria

The successful applicant is expected to have international research experience.The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests applicants to provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

As a University of Excellence, Universität Hamburg is one of the strongest research universities in Germany. As a flagship university in the greater Hamburg region, it nurtures innovative, cooperative contacts to partners within and outside academia. It also provides and promotes sustainable education, knowledge, and knowledge exchange locally, nationally, and internationally.

In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 HmbHG, Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to apply.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

The position confers employee status. For more information see This will also provide salary information.

Interviews are planned for 28.07.2023.

Instructions for applying
Prof. Dr. Stefan Heidemann stefan.heidemann[at] +49 40 42838-3181
Katharina Mewes, M.A. katharina.mewes[at] +49 40 42838-2994

Reference number 253

Edmund-Siemers-Allee 1
20146 Hamburg
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Application deadline 13.07.2023

Send us your complete application documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of degree certificate[s] and if necessary ID attesting to your disability or proof of equivalent status) via the online application form only.
If you experience technical problems, send an email to bewerbungen[at]
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Chargé de diffusion scientifique (2023, 21 juin). Acting Professorship for Islamic Studies (History and Culture of the pre–Modern Middle East), Universität Hamburg — LIMITE : 13/07/2023. IISMM. Consulté le 5 mars 2024, à l’adresse

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