Full Professorship (W3) for Fundamental Theology and Religious Studies
Published(18 days ago)
Deadline for applications(41 days left)
University of ErfurtErfurt
The University of Erfurt is a humanities- and social-sciences orientated reform university located in the centre of Germany. The university's innovative range of B.A.-, M.A.-
and PhD-programs fully implemented the Bologna structures and principles also in the field of teacher education. At the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Erfurt,
the following professorship is to be filled as of 1st October, 2020:
Full Professorship (W3) for Fundamental Theology and Religious Studies (m/f/d)
The faculty offers a pleasant working environment; collegial cooperation and an appreciative approach are important to her.
Area of Responsibility
The position holder is responsible for the subject of Fundamental Theology in its relevant breadth in research and teaching. In this context issues and subjects of religious studies are to be considered.
The specific religious contexts in Eastern Germany should be given appropriate consideration as well. The professor participates in the teaching of all studies offered by the
Faculty of Catholic Theology, including those for continuous education. He/She cooperates in research and teaching with other faculties and institutions of the university, in
particular, within the university research focal area of “Religion. Society. Relationship to the World”. The professor actively engages within the framework of the
strategy for internationalization of the University of Erfurt. He/She participates in the self-governance of the university.
Prerequisite for the application is a habilitation in the subject of Fundamental Theology or an equivalent academic qualification comparative to a habilitation, for instance obtained within the framework of a junior professorship.
He/She has well founded knowledge and experience in university education and its didactics, which is documented by certificates for further education and/or evaluation results. The applicant is able to participate in quality control and development of study programs of the faculty.
The applicant has international experience in teaching and/or research. He/She has the necessary skills to initiate new international cooperations for the faculty and the university.
Expected are relevant publications within the field of Fundamental Theology.
The acquisition of external funding is expected. An advantage is the proof of (successfully) submitted applications to the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the European Research Council or other funding institutions.
Significant experience in participation in university self-governing bodies as well as in cooperation with those other academic disciplines that are present at the University of Erfurt are desirable.
The applicant has leadership qualities and experience in academic self-governance.
Expected is the ability and willingness to network with the other academic subjects at the University of Erfurt.
Experience in the area of educating teachers in schools – especially with regard to the subject of ethics – should be mentioned in the application.
Comments / Remarks
Besides the general administrative requirements, proof must be provided that the requirements for employment imposed by § 84 of the Thuringian Higher Education Act (Thüringer Hochschulgesetz) are fulfilled. Furthermore, the provisions of the concordat between the Holy See and the Free State of Thuringia of 19th November, 2002 apply.
It should be noted that, in case of an initial appointment to a professorial position, the employment is for a fixed-term only. Exceptions are possible. Further details are stipulated in § 86 of the Thuringian Higher Education Act (Thüringer Hochschulgesetz).
The University of Erfurt is committed to the goal of gender equality. The job advertisement is aimed equally at male and female applicants. Women are underrepresented in the advertised area and are therefore particularly encouraged to apply. Severely handicapped persons as well as persons who are treated as such are given special consideration in case of equal qualification, aptitude and professional qualification. In light of the strategy of the university and the interests of the faculty to increase international contacts, especially with the English speaking world, qualified candidates from non-German speaking countries are strongly encouraged to apply.
Solely the German version of this call for application is legally binding.
Applications must contain all pertinent documents (letter of application including research interests and intended research projects, curriculum vitae,
list of publications and courses taught, report on previous research activities financed through third-party funding, overview of previous lectures and
courses as well as copies of certificates of academic examinations and appointments) as well as mention the reference number and are to be submitted by
31st August 2019 to:
University of Erfurt • The Dean of the Faculty of Catholic Theology
Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Johann Bauer
Postfach 90 02 21 • 99105 Erfurt email@example.com
For questions and information contact the dean Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Johann Bauer
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