Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity and family-friendly policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication and interaction among people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles.

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for a

JUNIOR PROFESSORSHIP (W1) IN JEWISH PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION, with Co-direction of the Centre for Advanced Studies “Jewish Scepticism”

commencing on 1 October 2015, Ref. No. JP 234

Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally-funded projects. The University places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and we therefore especially encourage qualified female academics to apply. Section 14 (3) of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG) applies.


Representation of the field in research and teaching. Responsibilities include co-direction of the Centre for Advanced Studies “Jewish Scepticism”.

Section 12 (7) of the Hamburg Higher Education Act (HmbHG) applies.


  • Academic qualifications and further requirements as specified in §18 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act.
  • Qualified disabled candidates receive preference in the application process.
  • We seek a candidate with outstanding record of research in the field of medieval or/and early modern Jewish Philosophy. Candidates must hold a PhD, or receive a PhD before filling the position.
  • High proficiency in Hebrew and English are expected, desirable is a good knowledge of Arabic or at least one other language that is relevant in the Jewish philosophical tradition. Applicants not proficient in German are expected to acquire proficiency in due time

The deadline for applications is 19 March 2015. Please submit your application, including the standard documents and reference code JP 234 to:

An den
Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

or via email to: UniHHAusschreibungsstelle@verw.uni-hamburg.de