Tenure Track Professorship in Postcolonial/Colonial Studies Maghreb (W1 Tenure Track to W2)

The Philipps-Universität Marburg invites applications for a

Tenure Track Professorship in Postcolonial/Colonial Studies Maghreb (W1 Tenure Track to W2)

to be filled at the earliest possible date. This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Program of the German Federal Government and the Federal States and is initially limited to six years.

The professorship “Postcolonial / Colonial Studies” focuses on the history and the diverse social, political and economic effects of the (de- and neo-) colonization of the Maghreb region. The successful applicant actively participates in the establishment of the Merian Center for Advanced Studies in the Maghreb (MECAM. Depending on the candidate's profile, the professorship will be located at Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy or History and Cultural Studies, and it is connected to the Center for Near and Middle Eastern Studies (CNMS).

We are looking for a highly qualified, internationally visible scientist with initial outstanding scientific achievements and an independent scientific profile in the field of Postcolonial/Colonial Studies that demonstrates the potential for a further successful career in science at the highest international level. The research profile of the successful applicant contributes to the reassessment of the colonial history and its lasting influence on social structures and developments in the Maghreb region, as well as of interregional relations in the Mediterranean region and beyond. In research, a clear focus on theoretical, methodological and historical aspects of postcolonial studies is expected. Furthermore, cooperation networks and research experience in the Maghreb are expected.

Requirements are a completed university degree in history, social sciences or related fields, as well as an outstanding doctorate and a special pedagogical aptitude. Experience in the successful acquisition of third-party funds will be considered an asset. Proficiency in French and familiarity with the specifics of the region are required, advanced skills in Arabic are desirable.

In research, participation in the establishment and activities of MECAM, participation in current and planned research alliances as well as the establishment and expansion of international collaborations are expected. The successful applicant is expected to teach in the undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the CNMS as well as related study programs (such as in Peace and Conflict Studies) and other programs offered by the faculties.

This call is explicitly aimed at researchers (m/f/d) in the early stages of their scientific careers. The duration of the employment in research and science after obtaining the doctoral degree should not exceed four years. In addition, applicants should not have received their doctorate at the University
of Marburg. In case the doctoral degree was obtained at the Philipps-Universität, the applicant should have worked in research and science outside of the Philipps-Universität Marburg for at least two years thereafter (in accordance with § 64 Abs. 3 Hessisches Hochschulgesetz HHG, the State of Hessen Higher Education Act).

The employment requirements of §§ 61, 62 and especially 64 HHG apply. The Tenure-Track professorship is initially a grade W1 fixed term (6 years) position. If the requirements under general German civil service law are met, the applicant shall be granted a temporary civil service status for a period of six years. In the event of a positive evaluation of the professional, didactic and personal aptitude, the applicant will be granted a civil service status for life, combined with the assignment of a W2 permanent professorship. Further information on tenure track professorships at the Philipps-Universität Marburg is available at https://www.uni-marburg.de/de/universitaet/profil/Berufungskultur/tenure-track.

The Philipps-Universität Marburg attaches great importance to the intensive supervision of students and doctoral candidates and expects from its lecturers and thus from the applicants a distinctive presence at the university and a high degree of commitment in the field of academic teaching.

We support women and therefore explicitly encourage them to apply. We welcome individuals with children - the Philipps-Universität Marburg is committed to the goal of a family-friendly university.

People with disabilities in the terms of the SGB IX (§ 2 Abs. 2, 3 SGB IX) are preferred if they are equally qualified for the position. Application and interview costs will not be reimbursed.

Please send your application documents (copies) including a research and teaching concept and the completed electronic short questionnaire provided on https://uni-marburg.de/KW2EY to the President of the Philipps-Universität, Biegenstraße 10, 35032 Marburg, Germany, by 29.01.2021. In addition, applications can be sent in a PDF file to bewerbung@verwaltung.uni-marburg.de.