Institute of African Studies, University of Leipzig: Academic assistant position

The Institute of African Studies at the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies at the University of Leipzig offers an:

Academic assistant position
(temporary position for 3 years, extendable for another 3 years)
Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L/ Besoldungsgruppe W1

Rights and obligations of the job holder derive from the Saxonia state Law on Higher Education (SächsHSFG). The conditions of employment are set down in §§ 72, 73 of the SächsHSFG. It is possible to be appointed with fixed-term civil service status, provided the relevant requirements in civil-service law are met. Length of employment is subject to the limitations set out in the Law on Fixed-Term Contracts in Academia (WissZeitVG)

Academic qualification ("Habilitation" or 2nd Book)
Teaching of 4 resp. 6 hours per week during teaching term according to Saxony's regulations (DAVOHS) at undergraduate (B.A.) and graduate (M.A.) levels in the study programs of the Institute of African Studies
Supervision of B.A. and M.A. theses and other study work.
Independent research (planning, implementation, funding, publication)
Substantial contribution to academic management and administration

a completed university education and a Ph.D. of above-average quality in the field of African Studies, preferably sociology of language, linguistic anthropology, postcolonial studies, science & technology studies
a regional focus on Eastern or Southern Africa is an advantage
profound knowledge of methods and theories
knowledge of African languages
exceptional communicative, cooperative and organizational capacities
good knowledge of German (teaching at BA-level) is a requirement

Applications are accepted until 1 May 2018.
All applications should make reference to the file number 73/2018, include relevant documentation (CV, list of publications, teaching experience, one page on current and future research, copies of MA- and PhD certificates), and be directed to:

Universität Leipzig
Fakultät für Geschichte, Kunst- und Orientwissenschaften
Herrn Dekan Professor Dr. Manfred Rudersdorf
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.