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Full Professorship (W3) of the Didactics of Geography
Published(119 days ago)
Deadline for applications(83 days ago)
The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching.
The Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a
Full Professor of the Didactics of Geography
pay grade W 3 (minimum salary per month: € 6,530.03) to commence 1 April 2020. This is a permanent civil service position. Additional salary components will be negotiated separately.
The successful applicant will be an expert in the empirical didactics of geography, will have a record of scholarly publications in peer-reviewed journals,
and will have experience in obtaining external funding. He or she will be expected to make an innovative contribution to current debates and to the development
of concepts in the didactics of geography on the basis of the latest theoretical and methodological considerations. His or her theoretical discussions in the
subject area will be linked to applications. The will have wide-ranging experience as an instructor in teacher education programes for Realschulen and
Gymnasien. A research focus on global learning holder of the position / intercultural learning, using modern media in geography class, and a willingness
to contribute to selected focus areas at the University of Bayreuth would be an asset. The ability and willingness to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation (in
research in the field and in educational sciences) and to assume responsibilities in academic self-administration are required.
In addition to the general administrative requirements, prerequisites for this position are (according to the BayHSchPG Article 7 and Article 10 para 3) a university
degree, a doctoral degree, proven excellence in teaching, and a post-doctoral qualification to teach at a professorial level (Habilitation). Alternatively, evidence
of equivalent scholarly achievement for example as a junior professor or in a non-university environment will also be considered. A further prerequisite is the ability
to teach in English. According to Bavarian law, only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants (Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG).
The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance with Article 4 para 1 sentence 1 BayHSchG)
and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants will be given priority. The University of
Bayreuth strives to further increase the diversity of its academic staff. For this reason, scholars who can help make the research and teaching profile of the
university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the best practice
club Family at University, and it offers "dual career support" for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In addition, an extended audit conducted
by the German Rectors' Conference (HRK) returned a favorable review for the University of Bayreuth's commitment to internationalization.
Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining education and academic career, list of publications, list of courses taught, a description
of your research, as well as copies of all diplomas and certificates) to the Dean of the Faculty Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences, University of Bayreuth,
95440 Bayreuth by 30 October 2018. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be permanently disposed of in
accordance with data protection law. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to