Professor for Social and Cultural Anthropology (W3)

Halle (DE)
07 Jul 2017
End of advertisement period
06 Aug 2017
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. The candidates must have a record of intensive ethnographic research, preferably in sub-saharan Africa. We will expect a distinct research focus in the areas of Legal Anthropology and/or in "Science and Technology Studies".

A doctoral degree and a habilitation in social/cultural anthropology, or a record of research production that is equivalent to the German habilitation, are prerequisites. 

The candidate is expected to participate in and contribute to all aspects of the teaching programme of the Institute. 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 are described in § 34 of the "Hochschulgesetz des Landes Sachsen-Anhalt." 

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 as soon as possible.

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 to:

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