Job: Research Associate: the Epitome physica of Nikephoros Blemmydes

University of Hamburg, Germany

Deadline: 3 July 2020

Duties include academic services in the project “Science and Philosophy of Nature in the Byzantine World and in the Renaissance: the Epitome physica of Nikephoros Blemmydes”. Research associates mayalso pursue independent research and further academic qualifications. Candidates are expected to possess a university degree in a relevant field and working knowledge of Greek palaeography and codicology. Experience in textual scholarship and basic knowledge of Aristotelianism are a plus, as is a good knowledge of Latin. n line with requirementsof this particular third-party funding, only applicants who have not yet completed a PhD at the time of their application can be considered for this position.

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Job: Professor (W1, tenure track) of the History of the Medieval Middle East and the Mediterranean

University of Tübingen, Germany

Deadline: 29 June 2020

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Tübingen invites applications for a position in the Department of History, Medieval History section, as a Professor (W1, tenure track) of the History of the Medieval Middle East and the Mediterranean to commence as soon as possible.

The holder of this professorship will represent the History of the Medieval Middle East and the Mediterranean from the 7th to the 15th century.

The successful candidate will have a completed doctorate in the area within the advertised professorship which demonstrates potential for outstanding publications in leading international journals. He or she will be able to demonstrate teaching experience. Applicants will be expected to be able to read historical sources in at least two different languages in the area (Greek, Arabic, Syrian, Persian, Coptic, etc.). The holder of this position will be in a position to develop core research areas from both before and after the turn of the first millennium CE.

The successful candidate will be willing and able to collaborate on a broad thematic basis within the Faculty’s research centers and networks and in all study programs of the History Department.

This is a tenure-track position and is subject to an interim evaluation after four years and a final evaluation after six years. If the final evaluation is positive, the post will be upgraded to a full (W3) professorship after six years with no re-advertising of the position. The position has a teaching load of four hours per week prior to interim evaluation, and six hours thereafter.

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