Full Professor of Philosophy, Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence
University of Bayreuth Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full Professor of Philosophy, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

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 Philosophy, Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence

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 top-ranked publications at the intersection of philosophy, computer science, and artificial intelligence. Relevant areas in philosophy include ethics, political philosophy, logic, philosophy of mind, or philosophy of cognitive science. Relevant areas in computer science include but are not limited to artificial intelligence, recommender systems, responsible AI, algorithmic fairness, human-computer interaction, knowledge representation, and human-centred AI. Applicants will be able to furnish publications on the above-mentioned topics in leading international journals or conferences. The successful applicant will be expected to contribute to the strategic focus areas listed in the University of Bayreuth’s Strategic Structure and Development Plan (STEP) and their research initiatives. The incumbent will be involved in the Philosophy & Economics B.A. and M.A. programmes and in the Computer Science programmes. The successful application will be expected to contribute to the development of a joint study programme at the intersection of philosophy and computer science. 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 electronically to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Jan-Otmar Hesse, via https://uni-bayreuth.berufungsportal.de by 1 February 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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