Professorship of Egyptian Archaeology and Art History


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Wednesday, June 20, 2103

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians‐University Munich (LMU) is
committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. Building on
its more than 500‐year-ong tradition, it offers a broad spectrum that covers all areas of knowledge
within its 18 faculties, ranging from the humanities, law, economics and social sciences, to medicine
and the natural sciences.

The Faculty of Cultural Studies invites applications for a
Professorship (W2) (6 years/tenure track)
of Egyptian Archaeology and Art History

commencing on April 1st, 2014.

The successful candidate is expected to develop research and teaching in Egyptian Archaeology and
Art History in close cooperation with her or his colleagues at the Institute of Egyptology and
Coptology. She or he will teach at both Bachelor and Master level, supervise theses, contribute to
the graduate programs in which the institute is participating and pursue her or his own research.
The Munich Institute of Egyptology and Coptology has a long and outstanding history of research
and teaching in all areas of Egyptology and seeks to strengthen by this new position its profile
regarding the material culture and archaeology of Egypt and the Egyptian Art History.

The institute is part of a vibrant and diverse research community both within the University (e. g.
Munich Center for Antique Worlds [MZAW], ArchaeoBioCenter, Graduate School Distant Worlds)
and beyond (e. g. Munich State Museum of Egyptian Art) which offers excellent opportunities to
carry out research projects. The person appointed will be expected to engage in the development of
this community as well as in other activities of the institute, including its administration, the gaining
of outside funding, the continuation of ongoing projects of the institute, and active fieldwork in

The successful candidate will have an outstanding research and publication record in Egyptian
Archaeology and/or Art History together with experience in fieldwork in Egypt.

LMU Munich seeks to appoint a highly qualified junior academic to this professorship and, therefore,
especially encourages early-°©‐career scholars to apply. Prerequisites for this position are a university
and a doctoral degree. With an excellent record in research and teaching to date, prospective
candidates will have demonstrated the potential for an outstanding academic career.

The initial appointment will be for six years. After a minimum of three years, it can be converted into
a permanent position pending a positive evaluation of the candidate’s performance in research and
teaching as well as his or her personal aptitude and if all legal conditions are met.

Under the terms of the “LMU Academic Career Program”, in exceptional cases and subject to
outstanding performance in research and teaching, the position may be converted from a W2 into a
W3 Full Professorship at a later date.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support,
such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

LMU Munich is an equal opportunity employer. The University continues to be very successful in
increasing the number of female faculty members and strongly encourages applications from female
candidates. LMU Munich intends to enhance the diversity of its faculty members. Furthermore,
disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

Please submit your application comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees
and certificates as well as a list of publications till June 20th, 2013, via mail to
Please do not send in any publications.

Institution or Company offering position: 
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Contact Name: 
Maren Goecke-Bauer