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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Depart­ment of His­tory and Cul­tural Stud­ies Insti­tute of Turk­ish Stud­ies

Ten­ured Pro­fess­or­ship in Turk­ish Stud­ies

salary grade: W 3
ref­er­ence code: W3Turko­lo­gie

Work­ing field:

The suc­cess­ful applic­ant will cover the field of Turk­ish Stud­ies in research and teach­ing. The pro­fess­or­ship will have its main chro­no­lo­gical focus on the Otto­man Empire with an emphasis on cul­tural stud­ies and his­tory to com­ple­ment the exist­ing pro­file in Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin’s areas stud­ies.

Apart from the offi­cial duties in accord­ance with Art­icle 99 of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the fol­low­ing activ­it­ies:

She or he will closely cooper­ate with exist­ing and planned research net­works, both within the frame­work of the Excel­lence Ini­ti­at­ive and other ini­ti­at­ives (e.g. Ber­lin Gradu­ate School Muslim Cul­tures and Soci­et­ies, planed Eng­lish Mas­ter pro­gram in His­tory and Cul­ture of the Middle East and the Eng­lish Mas­ter pro­gram Global His­tory). The appointee is expec­ted to also address gender and diversity issues in research and teach­ing.


Appoint­ment require­ments are gov­erned by Art­icle 100 of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act (Ber­liner Hoch­schul­ge­setz).

The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate is expec­ted to have a research focus in the his­tory and cul­ture of the Otto­man Empire. She or he should have inter­na­tional teach­ing exper­i­ence and an excel­lent track record of inter­na­tional research activ­it­ies in Turk­ish Stud­ies. Fur­ther­more, applic­ants should have a solid know­ledge of Turk­ish and Otto­man and ideally of another Turkic or of another lan­guage of the region. We are espe­cially look­ing for a col­league who has inter­na­tional exper­i­ence in aca­demic col­lab­or­a­tions, espe­cially in Tur­key. Addi­tion­ally, the new pro­fessor is expec­ted to have exper­i­ence in acquir­ing and lead­ing extern­ally fun­ded research pro­jects and should be able to teach in Ger­man and Eng­lish.

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tions should include a CV, cop­ies of all cer­ti­fic­ates of aca­demic qual­i­fic­a­tion in Ger­man or Eng­lish; if applic­able the let­ter of appoint­ment (please add trans­la­tions if needed), a list of pub­lic­a­tions, a list of courses pre­vi­ously taught, and evid­ence of teach­ing com­pet­ence. Fur­ther­more, please include inform­a­tion on involve­ment in ongo­ing and future research endeav­ours, joint research pro­jects and extern­ally fun­ded pro­jects, and if neces­sary lan­guage cer­ti­fic­ates. If applic­able for the respect­ive con­tent area, please give inform­a­tion on indus­trial cooper­a­tion, inven­tions/pat­ents and spin-offs.

All mater­i­als includ­ing a private postal and an email address must be received prefer­ably elec­tron­ic­ally in one PDF file (max­imum 5 MB), quot­ing the ref­er­ence code no later than Novem­ber 14th, 2019 at

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Depart­ment of His­tory and Cul­tural Stud­ies
Dean’s Office
c/o Heike Will­ing­ham
Fabeck­str. 24/25
14195 Ber­lin


Applic­a­tion guidelines, gen­eral inform­a­tion on the appoint­ment pro­ced­ure, appoint­ment require­ments for pro­fess­or­ships at Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin, and reg­u­la­tions of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act which are rel­ev­ant for pro­fess­or­ships (Art­icles  99, 100, 101, 102 a,102c Ber­lHG) can be found online:

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer.