Carl Friedrich von Weizsacker Endowed Professorship (W3) in the History and Philosophy of Science

Eberhard Karls Universitat Tubingen in Germany

Deadline February 10, 2017
Date Posted January 11, 2017
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience
Employment Type Full-time

The University of Tübingen is establishing the Tübingen Center for Advanced Studies (TüCAS) and invites applications for the

 

Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Endowed Professorship (W3)

in the History and Philosophy of Science

 

with an interdisciplinary orientation, to start at the earliest opportunity. The successful candidate is expected to represent the field of the History and Philosophy of Science in research and teaching. Alongside philosophical considerations, this will include historical, sociological, and social issues in science arising from the challenges presented by a globalized and technology-dependent world. The successful candidate is expected to have a broad-based subject profile and a strongly international orientation.

 

The holder of this professorship will be tasked with setting up and managing TüCAS as a multidisciplinary institution at which postdocs and guest researchers from around the world come together. The successful candidate will organize a high-quality program of workshops and conferences at TüCAS, intensify scholarly interaction between the University of Tübingen and the Tübingen Research Campus, and encourage networking among international guest researchers working in Tübingen, as well as communicate research ideas out into the wider community. The teaching load is 2-2 (German system: 4 SWS); courses can be taught in English and/or German.

 

Formal requirements for appointment are an excellent Habilitation or equivalent postdoctoral qualification (‘second book’), as well as documented teaching experience. The holder of this professorship is expected to develop TüCAS as an institution and give it a high international profile. Along with a record of outstanding research, international experience, integrative and administrative skills, and a willingness to manage multidisciplinary projects are expected.

 

The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply. Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. The rights, duties and appointment requirements for this professorship arise from the LHG Baden-Württemberg, the state law regulating higher education matters.

 

Send your application with the required documentation (curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications, list of classes taught; documentation of third-party funding obtained, existing collaborations and your teaching and research plan) along with three publications (preferably essays in PDF format) and a short exposé on the establishment and development of TüCAS by 10.02.2017 to the President of the University, Professor Dr. Bernd Engler, to the following address: berufung[at]stiftungsprofessur.uni-tuebingen.de.