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 fill a
Professorship in Ethnologie Afrikas
This is a permanent civil service position.
The successful candidate will represent the entire spectrum of cultural / social anthropology of Africa. He or she will have extensive experience in teaching and research in the discipline, experience in empirical research, and an innovative research focus that complements Bayreuth‘s existing research areas in cultural / social anthropology.
The postholder will further develop the discipline at the University of Bayreuth with its many intersections in the Faculty of Cultural Studies and will engage in joint research projects. He or she will actively contribute to the University‘s focus areas, in particular African Studies.
Teaching will be in the scope of the bachelor‘s and master‘s programmes relating to African studies, social anthropology (BA Ethnologie, BA Kultur und Gesellschaft, BA and MA Kultur und Gesellschaft Afrikas, MA Kultur- und Sozialanthropologie), and in the Bayreuth International Graduate School for African Studies (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 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.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. 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 concise description of your research) to the Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth by 05.11.2017. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be permanently disposed of in accordance with the data protection law. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to firstname.lastname@example.org.