Call for applications: W2 Professorship for Cultural and Social Anthropology (Associate Professor)

Erlangen, Germany
Deadline: 30th Sep 2018

Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU)
The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology invites applications for a W2 Professorship for Cultural and Social Anthropology (Associate Professor)
The professorship is a full-time position which will run initially until 30 September 2022 and is to be filled by the earliest possible starting date. The professorship is connected to the new Elite Master’s degree programme ‘Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures’ established within the framework of the Elite Network of Bavaria.

We seek to appoint an expert who will develop an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The successful candidate is expected to be willing to make an active contribution to the key research priorities and initiatives at the International Consortium for Research in the Humanities (IKGF) and interdisciplinary collaborations within the Faculty. The successful candidate is also expected to be involved in developing the degree programmes at the Faculty, make a contribution to innovative teaching and learning methods and collaborate closely with project partners.

Successful candidates demonstrate excellent academic achievements in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree in either ethnology, social anthropology or cultural studies – preferably relating to Asia – as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic publications. You may also have acquired the necessary qualifications in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor).

FAU expects applicants to become actively involved in administering academic affairs and in developing strategic initiatives. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network. In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples. Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at by 07.09.2018, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. Please contact with any questions.

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