Assistant Professorship in Asian Religious Studies | University of Münster
The selected candidate will represent with excellence, in both research and teaching, the subject of Religious Studies in its entire range. The focus of the professorship is on the general and special history of religions. The area of work of the professorship shall be especially in Asian, non-Abrahamic religions. The position is assigned to the Institute of Religious Studies and Inter-Faith Theology of the Faculty of Protestant Theology (FB 1).
The teaching activities involve participation in the interdisciplinary double-major BA programme “Religious Studies”, participation in the MA programme currently under development in the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics” and the Centre of Religious Studies (CRS), and participation in degree programmes offered by the Faculty of Protestant Theology in the subject “Religious Studies and Intercultural Theology”.
The professorship closely cooperates with the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, the Centre of Religious Studies (CRS) and the Institute of Religious Studies at the Faculty of Catholic Theology (FB 2). The advertised position is intended to complement the existing two professorships in the Faculty of Protestant Theology and the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the WWU and to contribute significantly to the development of Religious Studies as a strong, nationally and internationally competitive subject area at the University of Münster.
The prerequisites for consideration include a higher education degree, pedagogical aptitude in university teaching and special academic qualification, usually substantiated by the quality of the candidate’s doctoral thesis. The advertised position is preferably aimed at academics in an early phase of their career.
The position is initially limited to three years with the possibility of a three-year extension following a positive interim evaluation. Upon receiving a positive final evaluation, the candidate will be granted a permanent W2-level appointment.
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. The University of Münster is committed to employing more staff with disabilities. Candidates with recognised severe disabilities who have equivalent qualifications are given preference in hiring decisions.
Please submit your application with the customary documents (CV, certificates, list of publications, list of given courses) in paper and electronic form via email by 26 February 2021 to:
Dean of the Faculty of Protestant Theology (FB 1)
Universitätsstr. 13 - 17
D-48143 Münster, Germany