Professorship in Intercultural Communication with a Focus on Mobility and Diversity

Company:Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Location:Germany / Jena

Discipline:Intercultural Communication with a Focus on Mobility and Diversity

Employment Type:Permanent Full-time


At the Faculty of Arts a W1 (with Tenure Track W2) professorship in

Intercultural Communication with a Focus on Mobility and Diversity

is to be filled from October, 1st 2023.

The applicant (m/f/d) should have an outstanding, thematically relevant, doctorate in intercultural communication in particular with regard to its social and cultural-scientific reference disciplines (e.g. sociology, political science, social or cultural geography). Our new colleague should have an outstanding international reputation in one of the following areas in intercultural communication: a) global mobility and migration, b) diversity and processes of integration and inclusion in societal diversification. The candidate should be willing to extend his/her/their research agenda towards the second area, as both areas are fundamental for the tenure track procedure.

He/She/They should display potential for successful international publication activity as well as for high-quality teaching in our Bachelor‘s and Master‘s programs: Intercultural Business Communication (BA), Intercultural Music- and Event Management (BA), Intercultural Human Resource Development and Communication Management (MA), and our international double-degree programs. The language of instruction is mainly German. We expect him or her to be open towards digital teaching concepts and have experience in intercultural training and learning contexts, international experience and the supervision of students and PhD-students.

Experience in the acquisition of thirdparty funding is an advantage. Furthermore, a scientific visibility at a national and international level, and the capacity to contribute to the development of empirical and interdisciplinary research projects is desired.

To be eligible for the position, candidates must have a completed university degree, pedagogical aptitude and a particular aptitude for academic work, which is usually demonstrated by the outstanding quality of a doctorate. The total period of doctoral studies and employment should not have exceeded six years. The professorship is initially limited to four years. After a positive interim evaluation, it will be extendable by a further two years. Subject to a further positive evaluation, the appointment to a permanent W2-professorship will take place after six years without the vacancy being readvertised.

Friedrich Schiller University Jena aims to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages suitably qualified female academics to apply. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration in case of equal suitability.

Applications in German or English with curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and diplomas, description of academic career, list of publications, documentation of teaching activities and evaluations, talks and third-party funding activities [as well as the attached application form] should be sent, preferably in electronic form (as a single PDF document < 2 MB), should be sent via to

Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena

Faculty of Arts

Prof. Dr. Christoph Demmerling

Fürstengraben 1

07743 Jena, Germany


to arrive no later than September 9, 2022.

For questions about the position and the procedure, please contact Prof. Dr. Christoph Demmerling (E-Mail:

For further information for applicants, please also refer to (in German)
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