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 Professorship of Economic Geography
The professorship is a tenured W 3 position.
The candidate should be internationally recognized in theoretical and empirical economic geography and should have experience in the acquisition of third party funds. A record of scientific publications in refereed journals and the involvement in international research activities are expected. The active participation in one of the focus areas of the University of Bayreuth is required.
Teaching will cover all subjects related to economic geography in the different study programs (mainly: Geographie B.Sc., Lehramt Geographie Realschule und Gymnasium, Humangeographie: Stadt- und Regionalforschung M.Sc., all in German) and interdisciplinary programs.
The readiness to collaborate with researchers within human geography, with the Faculty of Law and Economics, as well as with regional organizations, is as important as an active cooperation in the development of international cooperation and exchange programs.
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 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 a description of your research) to the Dean of the Faculty of Biology, Chemistry & Earth Sciences by 9th of June 2017
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