Full Professor of Global Political Economy
University of Bayreuth Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full Professor of Global Political Economy

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 Global Political Economy

at pay grade W 3 (minimum salary per month: 7,217 euros) to commence on 1 October 2021. This is a permanent civil service position.

Applicants will represent the entire field of Global Political Economy. They will have a degree in political science or similar and will demonstrate expertise in the fields of Global Governance and/or Global Political Economy through an excellent publication record, in particular in highly ranked international journals. Very good international contacts and participation in international research networks are expected. Professional experience in international organizations is desirable. The willingness to cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis is expected. The professorship will be involved in the focus area Governance & Responsibility within the framework of the University’s Strategy and Development Plan (Step 2025) and will participate in the expansion of the BA and MA programmes Philosophy & Economics. This will be coordinated with the integration of political science aspects into the degree programmes Culture & Society and African Culture & Society and will include teaching responsibilities in the master’s degrees Development Studies and History & Economics. The ability to teach in English is expected.

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 electronically to the Dean of the Faculty of  Humanities & Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Jan-Otmar Hesse, via https://uni-bayreuth.berufungsportal.de by 15 January 2021. Applicants are welcome to direct questions and requests for further information to the Dean at dekanat.kuwi@uni-bayreuth.de. Application documents will be deleted following the conclusion of the appointment process in accordance with data protection law.

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