Junior Professorship (W1 with tenure track to W3) for Sociology of Nutrition
The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The University of
Bayreuth's newly founded Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition & Health on the new campus in the nearby town of Kulmbach is currently seeking to appoint a
Junior Professor for Sociology of Nutrition with tenure track to W3
as a fixed-term civil servant at pay grade W 1 (minimum salary: € 4,548 per month) to commence as soon as possible. This tenure track professorship is funded by
the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States.
We are looking for an early-career scholar who is able to work independently and who possesses a high degree of development potential. Applicants should represent the
sociology of nutrition in both research and teaching and support the interdisciplinary life science orientation of the faculty by integrating sociology and social sciences.
Research interests should focus on cultural and social influences on individual dietary and physical activity patterns. The translation of fundamental interrelationships
into corresponding approaches to disease prevention and health promotion should be considered.
Expertise in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods is expected, as is active involvement in setting up the new Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition &
Health. This also includes the conception and establishment of new interdisciplinary B.Sc. and M.Sc. programmes, such as the M.Sc. "Global Food, Nutrition & Health".
The aim is to recruit a university lecturer whose research orientation can help to link the individual fields of the faculty and participate in inter- and transdisciplinary
research projects. Further university links are possible with the focus area "Food & Health Sciences" or subject areas from the University of Bayreuth's other faculties
such as sociology, sport science, health economics or African studies.
The ability to teach in English is a prerequisite for employment, as substantial parts of the new faculty's teaching programme will be offered in English; international
applicants must be willing and able to teach in German within three years.
The requirements for hiring professors at universities in the State of Bavaria apply. The appointment will initially be for a period of three years as a fixed-term civil servant.
In the course of the third year, the junior professorship will be extended by up to three additional years with the consent of the junior professor if he or she has proven successful
as a university lecturer. The complete vacancy notice can be found at
(University / Work at the University / Job Vacancies).
Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining education and academic career, list of publications, list of courses taught, external funding obtained, as well
as copies of all diplomas and certificates) to the Dean of the Faculty Prof. Dr. Stephan Clemens, via the web platform
by 15.04.2020. The documents will be permanently disposed of in accordance with data protection law following the conclusion of the appointment process.
If you have any questions, please contact the Dean (email@example.com).