Job Announcement - Professor for Caucasus Studies, Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, Germany

Friedrich Schiller University in Jena is seeking to fill a position as Professor for Caucasus Studies (tenured position, W3) at the earliest possible date.

The University Professor will be required to cover Caucasus Studies from an interdisciplinary perspective both in teaching and research; to continue and develop existing teaching and research collaboration with the chair; to master one or more languages of the Caucasus region and to hold a record of third-party funds acquisition. The candidate is required to develop a teaching concept that will strengthen the position of the University's existing BA- and MA education, and he or she must be able to successfully teach students of other disciplines who choose to take courses in Caucasus Studies.

We are looking for a candidate with an academic background in Philology, History or Ethnology who has conducted in-depth research in the region and who is connected to a regional academic network in the Caucasus. Furthermore, we expect the candidate to have experience in interdisciplinary integrated research projects (Verbundforschung) and he or she must have a proven record of the ability to use innovative research designs in outreach activities and publications.

Friedrich Schiller University is an equal opportunity employer, striving to increase the share of women in the university and we strongly encourage women to apply. In case of equal qualifications, applications from challenged persons are favored.

In case of a first-time professorial appointment, employment will be on tenure-track basis.

Please submit your application with the usual documentation (cover letter, curriculum vitae, documents) electronically to

Applications are accepted in German or English. All applications must entail the application form that can be downloaded at

Should you have any queries regarding the position or the selection procedure, please do not hesitate to contact Managing Director (Geschäftsführer) Dr. des. Matthias Braun (phone: +49.3641.9.44000, mail:

Closing date: 31.1.2014