69/2020 Full Professorship (W3) for Ancient Church History, Patristics and Christian archaeology (m/f/d)

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    University of Erfurt
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    30/11/2020 23:00 - Europe/London
    Germany › Erfurt


reference number 69/2020


At the Faculty of Catholic Theology at the University of Erfurt, the following professorship is to be filled as of 1 October 2021:



Full Professorship (W3) for Ancient Church History, Patristics and Christian archaeology (m/f/d)



Area of Responsibility

The position holder is responsible for the subject of Ancient Church History, Patristics and Christian archaeology in its relevant breadth in research and teaching.

The professor participates in the teaching of all studies offered by the Faculty of Catholic Theology, including those for continuous education and cooperates in research and teaching with other faculties and institutions of the university, in particular, within the university research focal area of “Religion. Society. Relationship to the World”. The professor actively engages within the framework of the strategy for internationalization of the University of Erfurt and participates in the self-governance of the university.




Besides the general administrative requirements, proof must be provided that the requirements for employment as per § 84 of the Thuringian Higher Education Act (Thüringer Hochschulgesetz) are fulfilled. Furthermore, the provisions of the concordat between the Holy See and the Free State of Thuringia of 19 November 2002 apply.


  • Recruitment requirements include a successfully completed academic study of Catholic theology (“Diplom”, Magister Theologiae, or equivalent degree), the special qualification to academic research, which is usually proven by way of a doctorate, as well as through additional academic achievements in the field of the advertised professorship. These additional academic achievements are demonstrated by a habilitation or through equivalent academic achievements, for example in the context of a junior professorship.
  • The applicant has well founded knowledge and experience in university education and its didactics, which is documented by certificates for further education and/or evaluation results.
  • The applicant is able to participate in quality control and development of study programs of the faculty.
  • The applicant has experience in academic self-governance.
  • International experience in teaching and/or research are an advantage. The applicant has the necessary skills to initiate new international cooperations for the faculty and the university.
  • The acquisition of external funding is desirable.
  • Expected is the ability and willingness to network with the other academic subjects at the University of Erfurt.
  • Experience in digital teaching is desirable.

Comments / Remarks

The German version of this vacancy notice alone shall be legally binding.


It should be noted that, in case of a first appointment to a professorial position, the employment may be for a fixed-term only. Further details are stipulated in § 86 of the Thuringian Higher Education Act (Thüringer Hochschulgesetz).


The University of Erfurt is committed to the goal of gender equality. The job advertisement is aimed equally at male, female and diverse applicants. Women are underrepresented in the advertised area and are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Severely disabled applicants and those who are equivalent to them are given preferential consideration in the event of equal aptitude, academic performance and ability.


Participation in the interdisciplinary and partially English-language teaching program, including the Studium Fundamentale, is expected.


For questions and information contact the dean Prof. Dr. Jörg Seiler (dekan.kthfak@uni-erfurt.de).



Application Deadline

The application must contain all pertinent documents (letter of application including research interests and intended research projects, curriculum vitae, list of publications and courses taught, report on previous research activities financed through third-party funding, overview of previous lectures and courses as well as copies of certificates of academic examinations and appointments in particular the habilitation) and is to be submitted and mentioning the reference number of publication to 30 November 2020 to:


University of Erfurt • The Dean of the Faculty of Catholic Theology • Prof. Dr. Jörg Seiler

Postfach 90 02 21 • 99105 Erfurt • email: dekanat.kthfak@uni-erfurt.de


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