Tenure-Track Professor of Cultures of Knowledge/Global Epistemologies

open until filled
Social Sciences, Epistemology
Universität Tübingen
Tübingen, Germany

The position is within the Department of English and is one of four assistant professorships currently being hired in various fields in connection with the University’s ‘Global Encounters’ platform.

This Tenure-Track position is subject to an interim evaluation afterfour years and a final evaluation after six years. If the final evaluation is positive, this professorship will be upgraded to a full (W3) professorship with no re-advertising of the position. Those who have already completed a habilitation will be excluded from consideration for the position.

This assistant professor will research and teach in the field of ‘Cultures of Knowledge / Global Epistemologies’ with a special focus on Africa and the African Diaspora and contribute to academic administration appropriately. Relevant Anglophone literatures and cultures as well as interdisciplinary qualifications are required, along with the potential to develop the field independently and working on broader perspectives in cooperation with the other Global Encounters assistant professors. Duties also include participation in developing the subject area and preparing proposals for the Global Encounters platform.

The University seeks to increase the number of international professors and therefore wel-comes applications from researchers outside Germany (here in particular from the Global South). The University is also interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore also strongly encourages women to apply. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

More information about the academic integration of the post, about the Global Encounters platform and the precise criteria on which the interim and final evaluations are based can be found along with the general quality assurance plan at the following link: Information about the job category can also be found there.

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