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Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Endowed Professorship (W3) in the History and Philosophy of Science
Published(1106 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1077 days ago)
University of TübingenTübingen
The University of Tübingen is establishing the Tübingen Center for Advanced Studies (TüCAS) and invites applications
Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Endowed Professorship (W3)
in the History and Philosophy of Science
with an interdisciplinary orientation, to start at the earliest opportunity. The successful candidate is expected to represent
the field of the History and Philosophy of Science in research and teaching. Alongside philosophical considerations, this
will include historical, sociological, and social issues in science arising from the challenges presented by a globalized and
technology-dependent world. The successful candidate is expected to have a broad-based subject profile and a strongly
The holder of this professorship will be tasked with setting up and managing TüCAS as a multidisciplinary institution at
which postdocs and guest researchers from around the world come together. The successful candidate will organize a
high-quality program of workshops and conferences at TüCAS, intensify scholarly interaction between the University of
Tübingen and the Tübingen Research Campus, and encourage networking among international guest researchers working
in Tübingen, as well as communicate research ideas out into the wider community. The teaching load is 2-2 (German
system: 4 SWS); courses can be taught in English and/or German.
Formal requirements for appointment are an excellent Habilitation or equivalent postdoctoral qualification (‘second book‘),
as well as documented teaching experience. The holder of this professorship is expected to develop TüCAS as an institution
and give it a high international profile. Along with a record of outstanding research, international experience, integrative
and administrative skills, and a willingness to manage multidisciplinary projects are expected.
The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to
apply. Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. The rights, duties and appointment
requirements for this professorship arise from the LHG Baden-Württemberg, the state law regulating higher
Send your application with the required documentation (curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications, list of
classes taught; documentation of third-party funding obtained, existing collaborations and your teaching and research
plan) along with three publications (preferably essays in PDF format) and a short exposé on the establishment and development
of TüCAS by 10.02.2017 to the President of the University, Professor Dr. Bernd Engler, to the following address: berufung[at]stiftungsprofessur.uni-tuebingen.de.
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