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Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­tät zu Ber­lin - The Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology

The Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology invites applications for a Full Professor in Islamic Text Studies (Qur’ān and Hadith)’ (W3) from 1 October 2021.

Full Professor in Islamic Text Studies (Qur’ān and Hadith)’ (W3)

Work­ing field:

The professor’s teaching and research will focus on the Qur’ān and incorporate the legacy of records of the Prophet’s teachings and life (hadith and sira), considering both the writings’ historical contexts and their traditional (especially Shia and Sunni) exegesis as well as their communication and interpretation in view of Muslims’ contemporary lived realities (including gender aspects). The successful candidate is also expected to be open to interdisciplinary cooperation, both within Humboldt-Universität (especially with Christian theologies and fields in the humanities and cultural studies) and with other scholarly institutions in Greater Berlin.

In regard to teaching, the professor is expected to contribute devotedly to the development of the core bachelor’s programmes, the master’s programmes in Islamic Theology and ‘Islam and Society’ and the doctoral programme.

A further requirement is contributing to the development and self-administration of the Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology.


The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the `Berliner Hochschulgesetz`.

How to ap­ply:

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Several disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

Please send your application (including CV, letters of recommendation, certificates and diplomas, and details on teaching experience and research projects, bibliography of publications) along with copies of five selected recent works by 23.03.2021 and quoting the reference number PR/004/21 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Director of the Berlin Institute for Islamic Theology, Prof. Michael Borgolte, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably via e-mail in pdf file to: Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please visit our website, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.