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The Institute of Theology and Religious Education at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences invites applications for a

W2 Professor for Protestant Theology (m/f/d)
Specialising in Old Testament

The position is to be filled as soon as possible.

Areas of responsibility include:

  • Teaching of the subject in its entire breadth (history of religion, biblical literary studies, Old Testament theology, history of Israel, hermeneutics),
  • Teaching in all B.A./M.A. courses of study as well as in the "Ecumenism and Religions" master's programme,
  • Research and analysis of Old Testament perspectives in social, theological and cultural-historical contexts in accordance with the main subjects taught by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (including history of ideas, contemporary diagnostic analysis, cultural forms of societal problematisations, religion and cultural ecumenism and interfaith theology) and the Institute,
  • Participation in international collaboration projects undertaken by the Institute.

Personal requirements include:

  • Outstanding knowledge, confirmed through publications, and independent research results in the subject area Old Testament,
  • (Didactic) skills to impart this knowledge in a teaching environment,
  • Proven ability to obtain external funding (including for joint projects),
  • Experience in interdisciplinary and international cooperation and collaboration.

Participation in the "Intercultural Jewish Studies" programme would be desirable.

Applicants must fulfil the requirements for a professorship according to § 25 NHG. To increase the proportion of women in science, equally qualified female candidates will be given preference. Applicants with disabilities will be preferentially considered in case of equal qualification. The position is suitable for part-time employment.

Applications (including a curriculum vitae, degree certificates, a list of publications, a report of research activities including third-party funding acquired over the last 5 years, a research concept, a list of lectures held and courses taught) should be submitted in electronic form (summarised in a PDF) by 06/12/2019.

Applications should be addressed to Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg, Dean of the School IV, Prof. Dr. Dagmar Freist, D-26111 Oldenburg (e-mail to: fk35mi14@udkhuol.dqkrzeseq.)


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