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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

Full Professorship of Economics with a specialization in quantitative economic history

to commence in the winter semester 2017/2018. This is a permanent civil service W 3 position.
The new chair holder represents his area of expertise in research and teaching. The candidate should have an international track-record of research in the application of econometric methods in economic history with publications in leading international journals. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to interdisciplinary research within and across faculties of the University. He or she will also be expected to work closely with members of the Faculty of Cultural Studies in the Master Programme History & Economics as well as contribute to the emerging fields of the Structural and Development Plan STEP 2020+ of the University of Bayreuth, specifically „Governance and Responsibility“ or „Cultural Encounters and Transcultural Processes“.
The successful candidate will be expected to teach and supervise in English, and offer courses in quantitative economic history in the Master Programme History & Economics as well as in other degree programmes with an economic focus.
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 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, your certificates, a list of publications, a description of your research, and a list of courses taught) to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business, and Economics, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth ( by 9th of June 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) to

Closing date: 09.06.2017
Closing date: 9 June 2017 Published on on date 11 May 2017
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