The DFG Research Group "De/Sacralization of Texts" (FOR 2828) is seeking to fill a
3-year PhD Position/Research Fellow (f/m/div, 65%, E 13 TV-L) at the Center for Islamic Theology.
The position is associated with the Project 4 "Argument from Scripture (Dalīl al-Naql): Muslim Perceptions of the Bible in the Early Ottoman Period". The project aims to draw a comprehensive picture of Muslim reception of the Bible in the 16th-17th centuries. To this end, it examines and contextualizes relevant texts (of diverse genres) in Arabic and Ottoman Turkish, and offers a theological analysis. The project aims to enable a better understanding of Muslim theologies of the religious 'other', especially Christianity, in the 16th and 17th centuries, focusing on broader questions related to interpretation, use and critical adoption of 'other' normative texts, i.e. processes of their sacralization or desacralization.
The post will start on 1 January 2022. The salary is from 33.100 to 37.300 € per annum depending work experiences. The successful candidate is expected to pursue a doctorate in Islamic Theology at the University of Tübingen within the framework of the project.
The successful candidate will have an outstanding master’s degree in Islamic Theology or a neighboring discipline and profound knowledge of Arabic. Knowledge of the Ottoman-Turkish language and the history of Muslim-Christian relations is desirable, though not a requirement. The postholder is expected to conduct research in the field of Muslim-Christian relations, preferably in Muslim perceptions and interpretations of Christian scriptures, participate in the working groups and networking meetings of FOR 2828, present results at conferences and workshops, and complete a PhD dissertation.
The University of Tübingen aims to increase the participation of women in research and teaching and invites applications from qualified female scholars. Applicants with disabilities will be given preferential consideration in case of equal suitability. Qualified international academics are strongly encouraged to apply.
Applications should include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications if available and the names of at least two referees. Please submit your application in one single PDF file and send it to Prof. Dr. Lejla Demiri (Center for Islamic Theology, Rümelinstr. 27, 72070 Tübingen, Germany) Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; Subject: De/Sacralization of Texts. The deadline is 15 October 2021.
For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Demiri directly at the address given above.
The recruitment process will be managed by the University Central Administration.
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