The Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt: Junior Professor

The Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies at the University of Erfurt is seeking to appoint a Junior Professor within the framework of the Kolleg-Forschergruppe Research Group “Religious individualization in historical perspective” at the earliest possible date:

Junior Professorship (W1)

Entangled History

Employment is initially limited to 4 years with the option of prolongation for another 2 years according to § 82 Abs. 6 ThürHG.


ï‚· Research in the field of Entangled History, preferably
with a specialization on the religious history of Europa and/or South/South East Asia, e.g. of the Middle Ages or the early modern period

ï‚· Teaching

The prerequisites for hiring and the demands of qualification as of § 82 Thüringer Hochschulgesetz are binding.

ï‚· Exceptional PhD in the field of history, sociology, religious studies or an adjacent discipline

ï‚· Publications in the field of Entangled History using sources in at least one non-European language

ï‚· Research must match the research context of the Kolleg Research Group “Religious individualization in historical perspective”

ï‚· Interest in interdisciplinary research in the framework of the Max Weber Center

International experience, excellent research activities as well as teaching experiences are desirable.

Special instructions

The University of Erfurt is an equal opportunity employer and encourages in particular applications by women. Handicapped applicants will be given preference in case of equal qualifications.

The successful candidate is expected to move to Erfurt or its surroundings and to teach courses in the University of Erfurt’s interdisciplinary and partly English teaching program, including Studium Fundamentale.

Application/Deadline: Please submit your application (stating the reference number 53/2013) with an outline of the research project you would like to pursue (max. 5 pages), CV, academic resume, list of publications, list of courses taught, teaching evaluations (if available), qualification certificates, a copy of PhD thesis, and up to four further relevant publications as pdf-files on a CD by 11 December 2013 to:

Universität Erfurt . Direktorat des Max-Weber-Kollegs . Postfach 90 02 21. 99105 Erfurt.

Informal enquiries may be made to Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke
( or Prof. Dr. Martin Mulsow (

As the University cannot refund any costs incurred by applying, your applications will not be resent. Please use photocopies or pdf-files.