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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 Law, Business & Economics at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a

Professor of Marketing and Sport Management

(pay grade: W2 / W3)

to commence as soon as possible. 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.
The applicant should focus on research and teaching in the area of marketing and sport management and show excellent scholarly achievements. The professor will join the Marketing and Services (MuSe) Group, enhancing its profile via research on brand management in the field of sports as well as on new and social media. The teaching responsibilities will mainly be in the area of business and economics. The professor is expected to help coordinate the study programme Sport, Business and Law (Sportökonomie) and to stimulate the transfer of research and teaching within sports organizations and to sports practice. He or she will also be expected to engage in the interdisciplinary programmes of the university, especially in the master‘s programme Media Culture and Media Economy (Medienkultur und Medienwirtschaft). In addition, the incumbent will be encouraged to participate in one of the focus areas of the University of Bayreuth.
Requirements for this position (according to BayHSchPG Article 7 and Article 10 para 3) 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 Law, Business & Economics, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth by 1st April 2018. 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

Published on on date 1 March 2018
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