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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 Civil Law and Employment Law
(pay grade: W3)

to commence 1 October 2018. This is a permanent civil service position.
In addition to civil law, applicants should address the German and European individual employment law and collective employment law in teaching and research. One emphasis should concern European and/or international aspects of employment law. Furthermore, a focus on another legal discipline, for example European law, commercial law, or on a basic legal discipline is an asset.
The applicant should also have an interest in the aspects of legal studies that are unique to Bayreuth, such as the supplemental programmes in technology and in business and economics, as well as the relevant focus areas at the University. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to undergraduate teaching and be involved in preparation for examinations in civil law, in the focus areas, and in the department’s English-taught curriculum and basic legal courses. A commitment to the University of Bayreuth’s interdisciplinary programmes of study, doctoral programmes, and research projects is particularly welcome. Willingness to procure external funding and to be actively involved in academic self-administration is expected.
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 and diplomas, a list of publications, a list of courses taught, and a description of your research areas) to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business & Economics, Prof. Dr. Martin Leschke, D-95440 Bayreuth by 15 September 2017. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be properly disposed of in accordance with data protection law. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to

Closing date: 15.09.2017
Closing date: 15 September 2017 Published on on date 31 July 2017
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