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Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich is one of the world centers in classical scholarship. We invite applications for a position as Akademischer Rat auf Zeit in ancient history. The appointment will begin in autumn 2022.

Akademischer Rat auf Zeit is the most prestigious entry-level faculty position in Germany. Designed to prepare for a full professorial appointment, it is roughly equivalent to an assistant professorship in the North American academic system. The salary is at scale A13, equivalent to an overall annual remuneration of at least €61.290. The successful candidate will become a civil servant of the State of Bavaria for the duration of appointment.

The appointment will be made for three years, renewable for another three years. The teaching load is five hours per week, usually equivalent to two courses per semester. The main duty of the candidate will be to pursue an innovative and independent research programme at the highest international level. The position offers the opportunity to complete a Habilitation. There will also be the possibility to participate in various collaborative research projects pursued in the department.

Applicants must have earned a doctoral degree in ancient history or a related field by the date of appointment. LMU offers excellent facilities to learn German. In the first semester, the successful candidate will be able to teach in English. From the second semester onwards, it is expected that they are able to offer seminar-style teaching in German.

Women are especially encouraged to apply. We would also very much welcome applications from other underrepresented groups. German law prohibits discrimination on the grounds of race, ethnic origin, gender, religion or belief, disability, age or sexual identity. It offers special support and protection to persons with severe disabilities; they will be given preference if their qualifications are equivalent to those of other applicants. Part-time employment is in principle possible. The workplace is centrally located in Munich and is very easy to reach by public transport. We offer excellent training and development opportunities.

To apply, please submit a cover letter (at most 2 pages), curriculum vitae, a writing sample of less than 10.000 words and the names and email addresses of two referees who have agreed to write if contacted to Review of applications will begin on 21 May 2022.

The position is attached to the chair in Roman and late Roman history, which will be held by John Weisweiler from autumn 2022. Informal enquiries may be directed to him (