Junior Professorship (W1) (for a period of 3 years) of Papyrology

Munich (DE)
Wednesday, 20 November 2019
End of advertisement period
Monday, 6 January 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The Faculty of History and the Arts and the Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy (DAI) invite applications for a

Junior Professorship (W1)
(for a period of 3 years)
of Papyrology

commencing as soon as possible.

As one of Europe’s leading research universities, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) in Munich is committed to the highest international standards of excellence in research and teaching. The DAI is the largest research institution in the field of Archaelogy and Classical Studies in Germany and committed to interdisciplinary research and international cooperation.

The successful candidate will be expected to give lectures and courses (2 SWS) and to pursue research in the field of papyrology with a focus on Hellenistic and Roman Imperial History. The appointee will be experienced in editing documentary papyri. The junior professorship is associated with the management of the research area Papyrology at DAI. The appointee will organise papyrological research within the research programme of the Commission for Ancient History and Epigraphy and cooperate with other departments of the German Archaeological Institute.

A vital function of the position is to foster connections between university and non-university teaching and research in the field of Classical Studies. The appointee will be expected to cooperate with other relevant institutes at LMU and within the Munich Center of Ancient Worlds.

Prerequisites for this position are a university degree with a focus in Ancient History, teaching skills at university level and an aptitude for an academic career, usually evidenced by the excellent quality of a doctoral degree. If the applicant was employed as a research assistant either before or after obtaining the doctoral degree, the entire duration of the period of employment and of the doctoral degree should not exceed six years.

The position is a fixed-term junior professorship for the duration of three years. Pending a positive evaluation, in which DAI will participate as stipulated under current law, the position may be extended by another period of three years. A conversion to an indefinite position (tenure track) is not possible.

The future holder of this position will be appointed to LMU Munich as a Junior Professor (paygrade W1) and will be granted leave of absence in order to be employed at DAI as head of the research area Papyrology.

LMU Munich and DAI are equal opportunity employers and strongly encourage applications from female candidates. They strive to enhance the diversity of their staff. Furthermore, disabled candidates with essentially equal qualifications will be given preference.

LMU Munich makes a point of providing newly appointed professors with various types of support, such as welcoming services and assistance for dual career couples.

Please submit your digital application (single pdf) comprising a curriculum vitae, documentation of academic degrees and certificates as well as a list of publications to the Dean of the Faculty of History and the Arts, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Geschwister-Scholl-Platz 1, 80539 München, Germany, by email, no later than
06 January 2020.