Assistant Professor in Egyptology

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Georg August University Göttingen Göttingen
51° 32' 18.0672" N, 9° 55' 46.884" E

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the Georg August University
Göttingen, Institute for Egyptology and Coptic Studies, is seeking
applications for the non-tenure track position of

Assistant Professor in Egyptology
(Professorial Salary Scale W1)

with a starting date of April 1, 2012 or later. The initial contract is for
three years. After a successful performance review an extension of the
contract for a second three-year-term is available.

The successful candidate will have a broad teaching and research competence
in Egyptology. Professional duties include the planning, development and
implementation of research projects and participation in cooperative
research ventures. Candidates' research profile will ideally show a strong
interdisciplinary interest and an interest in cultural history.
Responsibilities also include teaching classes in Egyptian language, history
and material culture in the B.A./M.A. programme in Egyptology (currently 4
hrs per semester), supervising B.A. and M.A. theses and Ph.D. dissertations
in the field and contributing to teaching and curriculum development.

Further information can be found under

Required qualifications: A completed Ph.D. with above-average results and
further research experience are required. A strong commitment to excellence
in teaching needs to be demonstrated through teaching experience or
documented pedagogical ability.

Preferred qualifications: Prior participation in interdisciplinary research
projects and experience in academic or research management would be
considered an advantage, as would experience or interest in E-learning
technologies and the ability to teach in English. German citizenship is not
a prerequisite for employment, and non-German scholars are expressly
invited to apply.

Closing date: 6 weeks from the publication date of this advertisement.

Please send your application (CV including publication list and
documentation of teaching experience - electronic files are welcome) to:

Dekan der Philosophischen Fakultät
der Georg-August-Universität Göttingen
Humboldtallee 17
D-37073 Göttingen
Phone: +49 (0) 551 / 39-4465

The entry requirements for the position of Assistant Professor in the state
of Lower Saxony are governed by § 30 NHG (Lower Saxony Higher Education
Act). In the case of previous formal employment as research staff member
(prior to or after completing the Ph.D), the duration of employment,
including the Ph.D. candidature, will generally not exceed six years. For
further information about this requirement please contact the dean's office
(contact details above).

The University of Göttingen is an equal-opportunity employer. It aims at
increasing the representation of women, and qualified women are invited to
apply. In case of identical qualifications applicants with disabilities will
be considered on a preferential basis.

Institution or Company offering position: 
Georg August University Göttingen, Institute for Egyptology and Coptic Studies
Contact Name: 
Heike Sternberg el-Hotabi