Philipps Universität Marburg
The Faculty of Foreign Languages and Cultures, Department of Classical Language Studies
invites applications for the following fulltime position to be filled in summer semester
Professorship (W2) in Celtic Studies
The candidate (m/f) will have to represent the subject area in research and teaching with
the following profile:
We seek candidates who have proven their academic excellence in the area of Celtic Studies
with a focus on medieval language and literature. Candidates should have excellent
philological expertise in medieval Irish and/or Welsh and profound knowledge in linguistics
and/or literary studies in the particular language. We require very good knowledge in the
area of other medieval or modern Celtic languages and expect international academic activities
in one or more of the areas mentioned above and an open-mindedness for contemporary
topics in the area of Celtic Studies.
The future holder of the post will teach in the bachelor and master degree courses of the
B.A. “History of Languages, Texts and Cultures”, B.A. “European Literatures” and the M.A.
“Celtic Studies” as well as supervise PhD students. Hence, proven teaching experience
covering the whole spectrum of the field is required. In addition to the teaching experience,
the willingness to work together in these contexts and to actively participate in the
ongoing development of the faculty and academic administration is expected.
Candidates are required to have experience with the successful and independent acquisition
of externally-funded projects and be ready to participate actively in interdisciplinary
research groups, i.e. the Forschungszentrum Deutscher Sprachatlas, the Department of
Medieval German Language and Literature and the Department of English Language and
Literature. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.
Conditions of employment based on § 61 and § 62 Hessisches Hochschulgesetz (HHG) are
valid. A prerequisite is the German Habilitation or equivalents. The Philipps-Universität
Marburg places great importance on the intensive mentoring of students and doctoral candidates;
therefore, the regular presence of the teaching staff is required.
The Philipps-Universität Marburg aims to employ more women in academic research.
Women are therefore strongly encouraged to apply. The Philipps-Universität Marburg aims
to position itself as a family-friendly university; applicants with children are welcome to
apply. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be favoured as described in
SGB IX (§ 2, Abs. 2, 3).
Applications either in German or English. Applicants should send a letter stating their
qualifications and teaching abilities, a CV, copies of certificates and diplomas, a list of
courses taught and a list of publications (publications only upon request) directly to:
The President of Philipps-Universität Marburg, Biegenstraße 10, 35032 Marburg, Germany.
Please also send your application via email to email@example.com.
Application must be received by October 23rd, 2015. Please only submit
copies of your application documents, as they cannot be returned after the application
procedure has been completed.