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Professor (W2 / W3) of African History
Published(1060 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1029 days ago)
University of BayreuthBasel (Schweiz)
The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary
focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Cultural Studies at the University of Bayreuth is currently
seeking to appoint a
Professor of African History (pay grade: W2 / W3)
to commence 1 October 2017. This permanent civil service position is offered with the possibility of being promoted to a
W-3 professor upon a successful performance review of research and teaching in accordance with the Bayreuth-Track Personnel
Development Model for professors at the University of Bayreuth.
The Professor of African History is responsible for covering the entire spectrum of the subject area. Applicants are to
provide evidence of extensive teaching and research experience in African history with a focus on the 19th and 20th centuries,
experience in acquiring external funding, a record of internationally visible research, and an innovative research focus that
complements Bayreuth’s existing research expertise in history. A global historical, theory-based perspective on research and
teaching is desirable.
The incumbent will be integrated into the University of Bayreuth’s focus areas, especially African Studies. He or she will
help further develop the study of history in Bayreuth with a diverse range of collaboration within the University of Bayreuth and
will be actively involved in cooperative research programmes. The appointee’s teaching duties will be in the bachelor’s and master’s
programmes History, African Culture & Society, History & Economics, and the graduate school BIGSAS.
Requirements for this position (according to Article 7 and Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG) are a university degree, doctoral degree,
Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), and proven excellence in teaching. Evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement,
for example as a junior professor or in a non-university environment, will also be considered. The ability to teach in the English
language is expected. 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 has been certified as a “family-friendly university”
and 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 favourable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization.
Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining your education and academic career, a list of publications, a
list of courses taught, your certificates and diplomas, teaching evaluations, and a description of your research) to the Dean of the
Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth by 28.10.2016. Application documents cannot be returned
to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be properly 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