The Institute of Art History and Musicology at the Faculty of Historical and Cultural Studies, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, invites applications for the position of University Professor of Christian Archaeology and Byzantine Art History as part of a joint appointment with the LEIZA, beginning at the earliest possible date.
This newly-established professorship is advertised for the Leibniz ScienceCampus (LWC) “Byzantium between Orient and Occident” and aims at the long-term establishment of a research focus on interdisciplinary research on Byzantium in the Rhine-Main region at the intersection between the university and Leibniz institution, which has been developed since 2011. Within the framework of the joint appointment, according to the leave of absence model, the professorship is associated with the deputy management of the Competence Area (CA) Early History and Byzantium at the LEIZA.
The candidate must already possess or be willing to develop, in the form of a convincing presentation in the application, a focus on the material culture of the Eastern Mediterranean. Knowledge of Ancient Greek is required. Expertise in the fields of Iconography and in a form of Art History oriented upon Cultural Studies is desirable.
A readiness and capability to teach in German and English are prerequisites.