Professor for Social and Cultural Anthropology (W3)

Halle (Saale), Sachsen-Anhalt (DE)
05 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
05 Jul 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department for Anthropology and Philosophy at the Philosophical Faculty I of the Martin Luther University, Halle-Wittenberg, invites applications for the position of a tenured

Professor for Social and Cultural Anthropology (W3)


The responsibilities of the position include teaching of social and cultural anthropology in breadth and depth. We expect a distinct research profile within mobility studies on human-human and human-environment socialities, which complements our expertise in political, legal and economic anthropology. The candidates must have a record of intensive ethnographic research outside Africa and Europe, preferably in maritime contexts.

The candidate is expected to participate in and contribute to all aspects of the teaching programme of the Institute. The main teaching language is German. We also expect her/him to cooperate with the university's research network “Society and Culture in Motion” and with the "Centre for Interdisciplinary Area Studies".

Further duties and responsibilities are stipulated in section 34 of the Law on Universities of the State of Saxony-Anhalt. Applicants must fulfill the pre-conditions of appointment as stipulated in section 35 of the Law on Universities of the State of Saxony-Anhalt. Particular emphasis is placed on the relevant Habilitation or an equivalent level of scientific achievement and recognition. Furthermore, it is expected that the candidate will have attained the appropriate level of experience or qualification in teaching.

As an employer, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg is guided by the principle of equal opportunity. We explicitly invite applications from qualified female candidates. The university is committed to providing all of its staff members with good opportunities to combine professional work and family obligations. Applications from handicapped persons are preferentially considered, given equal qualifications and competence.

We intend to fill the position with a starting date of 1st of April 2021.

Applications should include a curriculum vitae, copies of transcripts and certificates, an overview of one’s scientific career and teaching experience, a list of publications, a sketch of current and planned research projects and external grants applied for, and a completed summary form (available under: Applications, indicating both a current home address and, if available, an office address should be sent within six weeks of publication of this advertisement in electronic version to:

Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Philosophische Fakultät I

Dekanin Prof. Dr. P. Dobner

06099 Halle

The amount of salary will be determined according to legal and budgetary regulations. Costs incurred in the application process cannot be refunded.