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Tenure-Track Professor „Ethics in the sciences and Humanities“

Call for Applications for Tenure-Track Professorship

The new Baden-Württemberg State Higher Education Act will include the category of tenure-track professor as of the spring of 2018 in Sec. 51b. Until then, the term had been “assistant professor with tenure track”. That is why it is possible for those persons who hold such W1 positions to call themselves and be called tenure-track professors. This call for applications is to fill such a tenure-track professorship. It is possible to receive supplements to the basic salary for W1 positions and thus also for tenure-track professors.

The International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW) at the University of Tübingen invites applications

for the position of an Tenure-Track Professor “Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities”. The position will start first of October 2018.

The candidate should be able to represent the area of “Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities” in research and teaching, and will take on an active part in administration. He/She should have expert knowledge in ethical and interdisciplinary work and is expected to conduct research on ethical questions within the sciences, also relating to the philosophy of science and the methodology of application oriented ethics. Furthermore, the responsibilities entail service in the executive committees of the IZEW.

The main teaching focus lies on interdisciplinary seminars in the area of “Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities” (e.g. Ethicum, Studium Oecologicum).

Required qualifications include an outstanding doctoral thesis within the field of application oriented ethics, as well as teaching aptitude. We look for competences for interdisciplinary research and transdisciplinary communication skills. The acquisition and management of third-party grants is an important part of the position. Experience in publishing in international peer-reviewed journals is advantageous. Furthermore, the successful applicant is expected to acquire fluency in German within two years. Applicants for a tenure-track professorship with a PhD from Tübingen must have changed universities after completing their doctorates or have worked in academia for at least two years somewhere other than the University of Tübingen.

If the final evaluation after six years is positive, this professorship will be upgraded to a full (W3) professorship with no re-advertising of the position. Detailed information on the criteria underlying the interim evaluation and promotion to the tenured position may be found in our guidelines for tenure review on this site. Tübingen University is particularly interested in applications from female candidates for this position and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. Applications from candidates with disabilities will be given preference if the qualifications of these candidates are identical to those of a candidate with no disability. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany.

Please send applications with the usual documents (Curriculum Vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications and teaching experience, concept for an interdisciplinary research-program), preferably as one single pdf-document, to the:

Executive Board

International Center for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)

Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Wilhelmstr. 19, 72074 Tübingen


Please be so kind to further attach the application form which you will find online.

The closing date for applications is: 1st June 2018 (01/06/2018)

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