Full Professor of Ethics

University of Bayreuth Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full Professor of Ethics

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a

Full Professor of Ethics

at pay grade W 3 (minimum gross salary per month: 7,217 euros) to commence as soon as possible. This is a permanent civil service position.

The successful applicant will have an outstanding research track-record including publications in high-ranked philosophy journals in Ethics, and their/her/his areas of competence will include Philosophy of Public Policy or Social Philosophy. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the focus areas and Strategic Structure and Development Plan (StEP) of the University of Bayreuth. The professorship will teach primarily in the Philosophy & Economics BA and MA programmes, and will be responsible for core modules in Ethics. The successful applicant will also have the competence to teach courses in history of philosophy. The ability to teach in English is required.

In addition to the general administrative requirements, prerequisites for this position 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.  Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants. Exceptions will only be made if there are urgent reasons for doing so.

The University of Bayreuth views the diversity of its staff as an asset and is expressly committed to the goal of gender equality. Female scholars and any persons 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 is a member of the best practice club Family at University, and it 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. All qualifications being equal, applicants with disabilities will be given priority.

Applications (CV, outlining education and academic career, list of publications, list of courses taught, experience obtaining external funding, as well as copies of all diplomas and certificates) are to be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty of  Humanities & Social Sciences Prof. Dr. Jan-Otmar Hesse electronically via https://uni-bayreuth.berufungsportal.de by 4th January 2021. Application documents will be permanently disposed of in accordance with data protection law.