Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessorin/Juniorprofessor) of Philosophy of Education (W1 with tenure-track to a W3 position, LBesG) (m/f/d)

The Faculty I invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the level of

Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessorin/Juniorprofessor) of Philosophy of Education (W1 with tenure-track to a W3 position, LBesG) (m/f/d)

starting in April 2022.

This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States. It is aimed at junior researchers in an early career phase and with extraordinary potential for a further academic career.

We are seeking candidates with research foci in Philosophy of Education with a self-selected specialization which can be connected to the sub-disciplinary discourses in social and organizational education. Candidates are expected to teach in the BA in Social and Organizational Education and in the MA in Organization of Social Services as well as participate in academic self-administration.

Applicants must meet the general requirements according to public services law and the Higher Education Act of Rhineland-Palatinate (§ 54HochSchG – Higher Education Act), in particular, in addition to a completed higher education degree, the pedagogical aptitude and special qualification for scientific work, as evidenced by the outstanding quality of the doctorate, as well as further scientific achievements outside of the doctorate. We expect the ability to teach in German.

The employment term (limited term with civil service status) will generally run for six years. After three years and not later than the end of the fourth year of employment an interim evaluation will be conducted. This evaluation is to give an orientation with regard to the standard of performance in teaching and research. After a final successful evaluation as Assistant Profes­sor after six years, and provided the general requirements are fulfilled, the candidate will qualify for appointment to a tenured full professorship (W3). We refer to § 50 (5) 5 and 6 HochSchG – Higher Education Act in this context.

The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and Trier University are committed to intensive personal mentoring for students and, therefore, expect strong presence of teaching staff at the University. Trier University aims to increase the quota of women in research and teaching, and encourages female academics to apply. Disabled candidates with appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

Applicants must submit the usual documents [curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications, list of courses] in electronic form (as pdf-file) to the Dean of the Faculty I, Prof. Dr. Conny Antony of Trier University, 54286 Trier, (Email: by 22.02.2021.