Material Text Cultures

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Visiting professorship at the Collaborative Research Centre 933 "Material Text Cultures" (summer semester 2021)

The Collaborative Research Centre 933 “Material Text Cultures. Materiality and Presence of Writing in Non-typographic Societies” is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the University of Heidelberg since 2011. In 20 sub-projects, more than 60 researchers are investigating written/inscribed artefacts from societies in which no methods of mass production of written material are available or widespread (non-typographic). Its field of investigation thus ranges from the earliest written documents to the present.

The CRC 933 is looking for a visiting professor for the summer semester 2021 (1 April to 30 September) who can contribute to the theoretical framework of the SFB 933 in research and teaching. The visiting professor should be from one of the disciplines participating in the CRC 933 or should have expertise in the field of Material Studies (sociology, philosophy, cultural studies, anthropology). The SFB 933 aims to strengthen its network in Europe, which is why we particularly welcome applications from the EU area.

The visiting professor

Remuneration depends on the successful candidate's qualifications according to W2/W3 salary (i.e. common remuneration of professors in Germany). A postponement or extension of the visiting professorship is not possible.

 Application requirements:

Application: Your application should include the following documents:

Please merge the documents in a single PDF (maximum 15 MB). Until 30 November 2020, you can send your application exclusively by e-mail in German or English to the management of the CRC 933 “Materiale Textkulturen”, Dr. Nele Schneidereit, at If you have any questions regarding the advertised visiting professorship, please also contact Ms Schneidereit.

Dr. Nele Schneidereit
SFB 933 „Materiale Textkulturen“
University of Heidelberg
69117 Heidelberg

Please be aware that application documents received by post cannot be returned.

The University of Heidelberg strives to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are underrepresented and therefore strongly encourages qualified women to apply.

Severely disabled persons will be given priority if they are equally qualified.

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