|Institution||Faculty of Protestant Theology|
|Remuneration group||TV-L E13|
|Full-time / Part-time||Part-time (66%)|
|Start date||2023-08-01 or later (for up to four years)|
The international junior research group “Focalization in Early Christian Texts: Retelling the Story of Jesus from Different Perspectives” conducts research at the intersection of narratology and exegesis of the New Testament and other early Christian writings. The narratological concept of narrative perspective is applied to early Christian accounts of Jesus Christ, which still shape our culture today. Such an endeavor is important because understanding narratives is not only about what is told, but also about how it is told. The group is part of the Faculty of Protestant Theology and associated with the International Doctoral Program Philology. It is funded by the Bavarian Elite Network, which aims to enable international cutting-edge research at Bavarian universities. The head of the junior research group is Dr. Christoph Heilig.
We are looking for you:
There are two positions available, both of which investigate the narratological category of narrative perspective using different text corpora.
Excellent degree that qualifies for a doctorate in theology (completed or foreseeable; the start date of the position is flexible).
Excellent knowledge in the field of New Testament studies.
Familiarity with narratological concepts and debates.
Language skills: excellent English skills; German skills can be acquired/improved during the research stay.
Interest in international dialogue, bridging different research traditions.
Interest in interdisciplinary dialogue. The junior research group will be in constant exchange with researchers from diverse philologically-oriented disciplines, and an active contribution to this discourse is expected. Details about the International Doctorate Program Philology can be found here.
Motivation to contribute to the Faculty of Protestant Theology, e.g., through teaching.
Strong skills both in independent work and in collaboration as a team.
Willingness to actively communicate the research results of the junior research group (e.g., at conferences, to the broader public).
People with disabilities who are equally as qualified as other applicants will receive preferential treatment.
Expressions of interest, including a CV, a brief statement on the applicant's qualifications and experience, and a brief project outline (for the position related to apocryphal literature), should be sent by email to email@example.com by March 31, 2023.
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