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Professorship (W3) of Classics, especially Greek Literature
Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel (CAU)
Kiel University intends to attract more qualified women for professorships.
The Institute of Classical Studies of the Faculty of Humanities at the Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel seeks a
Professor of Classics, especially Greek Literature
(W3, 100 %, permanent)
with a special focus on the „Production and Transfer of Knowledge."
At the Institute of Classical Studies the professorship belongs to a group of classical disciplines including Latin,
Ancient History, Classical Archaeology, Medieval and Early Modern Latin and Didactics of Ancient Languages.
At the same time it will be a core professorship of the Cluster of Excellence EXC 2150 „ROOTS - Social,
Environmental and Cultural Connectivity in Past Societies" in the Excellence Strategy of the Federal
and State Governments of Germany, especially Subcluster 3: Knowledge ROOTS: Innovation, Cognition and
Technology (for further details see http://www.jma.uni-kiel.de/en/roots). As a professorship for Greek Literature
with a special focus on the „Production and Transfer of Knowledge" it will strengthen the research agenda of
the cluster of excellence and also be part of the teaching programs of Greek. At first, during the funding period
of ROOTS, the new colleague will cooperate with the existing professorship of Greek (Prof. Dr. Lutz Käppel),
after that they will be the only full professor of Greek in the department. Therefore the candidate has to cover
the discipline of Classics/Greek as a whole with at least one research focus in Greek literature between Homer
and Hellenistic literature. In addition to that a further research focus in the field of „Production and Transfer of
Knowledge in classical cultures", especially Greece, is required.
Especially referring to the participation in the cluster of excellence, ROOTS, an expertise in one or more of the
following research fields or methods is welcome:
theory and practice of production, conceptualization, operationalization and transfer of explicit
and/or implicit knowledge in the medium
of the ancient Greek written tradition
History of ancient Science
Text and material culture (Papyrology, Codocology etc.)
Comparative Studies (regional and diachronic, including concepts of ancient scientific
literature, rhetoric etc.)
Research on the production and significance of knowledge between (natural) environment and cultural contexts
will be central for the position within ROOTS.
Requirements: MA in Classics (or equivalent), a qualified pertinent PhD and additional research performance
(Habilitation in Klassischer Philologie/Griechisch, Junior Professorship, or equivalent). English and German
proficiency to conduct research, teaching, and administration. Experience in third party funding. Interest in
participation in interdisciplinary research in the fields of humanities as well as natural and life sciences at CAU.
Service in administrative committees.
The position has been opened with respect to Art. § 61 and § 63 Section 1 of the Higher Education Act of the
State of Schleswig-Holstein. For additional information about the position please contact Prof. Dr. Timo Felber
(Dean) or Prof. Dr. Johannes Müller (ROOTS).
CAU Kiel wishes to increase the number of female scientists in faculty positions and encourages applications
from qualified women. Female applicants will be given priority if their qualifications and achievements are equal
to those of male applicants. Applications from scientists with disabilities will be given priority in case of equal
qualifications. We explicitly encourage candidates with a migration background to apply. Please refrain from
Applications in German or English including CV, certificates of academic degrees, list of publications, information
on teaching experience, a list of grants awarded together with private and academic postal and email-addresses
and telephone numbers must be submitted by November 25th, 2019 to the Dean of the Philosophical Faculty,
Christian-Albrechts-Universität, 24098 Kiel, Germany. Please send your application preferably in a single
PDF-file via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.