Curriculum Vitae

Academic Pursuits

2017/18 Managing Director of the Department of Jewish Studies and Religious Studies

2017 Visiting professor, University of Haifa (February-April)

2016 Visiting professor, University of Basel (September-December)

2014/15 Managing Director of the Department of Jewish Studies

2014 Visiting professor for 'Wissenschaft und Judentum' (Science and Judaism), ETH Zürich (February/March)

2011 Ombudsman of the Jewish Museum Berlin for issues of good scientific practice, Member of the Academic Advisory Board of the Ernst Ludwig Ehrlich Studienwerk

2010-12 Managing Director of the Department of Jewish Studies

2009/10 Research Fellow at the Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, Philadelphia (Sept.09-April 10)

2007/08 Managing Director of the Department of Jewish Studies

2005 apl. Professor of Philosophy and Jewish Studies at the University of Potsdam (since 1.1.05)

2003 February: Visiting Professor at the École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

2001 Appointed as apl. professor, University of Potsdam

1999-2004 Research associate at the Moses Mendelssohn Center, University of Potsdam

1999/2000 Lecturer at Humboldt University Berlin, Institute for Cultural Studies

1997/98 Visiting professor for Jewish Studies at Aix-en-Provence University (Sept.97-May 98)

1997 Inaugural address at the University of Potsdam

1996 Habilitation at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Potsdam; granted a double authorization to teach Jewish Studies and Philosophy

1995 Visiting professor of Judaic Studies at the University of Chicago (fall term 1995)

1992-1997 Research associate at the Moses Mendelssohn Center, University of Potsdam

1992/93 Fellow at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme and visiting lecturer at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales, Paris (Sept. 92-Feb. 93) | lecturer at the Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Philosophy

1991 Visiting professor of Philosophy at the Université de Montréal (fall term 1991)

1989-1991 Visiting lecturer of Philosophy at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

1987/88 Dr. phil. (‘summa cum laude’) and lecturer at the Department of Philosophy, Freie Universität Berlin

1980-1983 Tutor at the Department of Hermeneutics, Frei Universität Berlin, M.A. in philosophy (“very good”) 1983

1979-1983 Study of philosophy, Jewish studies, theology and journalism in Heidelberg and Berlin

 

Academic distinctions, grants and scholarships

2009/10 Research fellow, Center for Advanced Judaic Studies, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

2003 Gleim Literature Award for „Die jüdische Aufklärung“ („The Jewish Enlightment“; München: C.H.Beck 2002)

1997-1999 Heisenberg scholarship, DFG

1997/98 DAAD scholarship, one-year guest professorship in Aix-en-Provence

1992/93 DAAD Scholarship, Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris

1992 Habilitation scholarship, DFG

1991 Research scholarship from the Franz Rosenzweig Minerva Research Center, Jerusalem

1988-1991 Postdoctoral scholarship of the DFG for research in Jerusalem

1985-1987 NaFöG Doctorial scholarship (for young academics in arts and sciences), Berlin

1981-1983 German National Academic Foundation Scholarschip (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

1977 Scheffel Award

1975 Award from the European Organization for Travel Scholarships ZIS