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Professur (W2/W3) of Political Philosophy
Published(1086 days ago)
Deadline for applications(1059 days ago)
University of BayreuthBayreuth
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 (m/f) of Political Philosophy (pay grade: W2 / W3)
This is a permanent civil service position in the "Bayreuth Track" scheme. The postholder may be promoted
to the W3 level upon successful performance review of research and teaching in accordance with the Bayreuth Track
Personnel Development Model for professors at the University of Bayreuth.
Applicants are expected to be internationally established scholars in either political philosophy or philosophy of public policy, and to
have a background in the intersection of philosophy and economics. The successful applicant should complement the Department of Philosophy’s
research activities. The postholder will play a key role in our decision-oriented BA and MA programmes in Philosophy & Economics.
Effective teaching ability in the intersection of political philosophy and economics is crucial.
Requirements for this position (in accordance with Article 7 and Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG) are 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. The ability to teach in English 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 2 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 favorable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to
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 a description of your research areas and philosophical
teaching methods) to the Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth, Germany,
by 28 February 2017. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful,
the files will be destroyed. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB)
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