W1 Assistant Professorship (tenure track to W2) for Christian Social Ethics with focus on sustainable development

The Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Bonn is looking to fill a

W1 Assistant Professorship (tenure track to W2) for
Christian Social Ethics with focus on sustainable development

at the earliest possible date.

We are looking for a candidate who makes a fundamental and innovative contribution to Christian socio-ethical research, with a focus on sustainable development. A doctorate in Catholic theology is required. The successful candidate is to comprehensively represent the subject in research and teaching. Within the Faculty’s cooperation with the University of Cologne, part of the teaching load will include teaching degree courses at the University of Cologne.

It is expected that the professorship holder will actively engage in the conception and implementation of faculty and university research projects. In particular, s/he will be expected to participate in the research focus area "Ambiguities – Identities – Sense Concepts" of the Faculty as well as in transdisciplinary research areas of the University of Bonn.

Assistant professors are appointed for a period of three years; an extension for another three years is possible if the interim evaluation is positive. If the responsible committees of the University of Bonn in the final evaluation decide in favor of the candidate, a permanent W2 professorship can be offered.

This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Program of the German Federal and State Governments. Awarding tenure is not subject to a vacancy at the time when the fixed-term contract of the tenure-track position expires. This call is aimed at early-career researchers. As a general rule, the candidate must have earned his/her doctoral degree within the last four years. Candidates who have completed their doctorate at the University of Bonn must have changed universities or have been working in academic research outside of the University of Bonn for at least two years prior to applying.

Formal requirements are defined by § 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz Nordrhein-Westfalen).

Regulations on tenure track at the University of Bonn and further information on tenure track professorships at the University of Bonn are available at: https://www.uni-bonn.de/research/argelander-program/after-your-doctoral-studies/tenure-track?set_language=en

The University of Bonn is committed to diversity and equal opportunity. It is a certified family-friendly university and has a dual-career program. It aims to increase the proportion of women in areas where women are under-represented and actively promote their careers. It therefore encourages women with relevant qualifications to apply. Applications will be handled in accordance with the NRW Gender Equality Act (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz). Qualified applicants with a legally certified, severe disability or of equivalent status are particularly welcome.

Applicants are asked to send their documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, list of courses, teaching concept and, if available, course evaluations, research plan, copies of certificates and documents) in German to the Dean of the Faculty of Catholic Theology of the University of Bonn by post (An der Schloßkirche 2-4, D-53113 Bonn) and by email (as a single pdf-file, dekanat.ktf@uni-bonn.de) by 01.02.2021.

Evaluation criteria of a W1 professorship for Christian Social Ethics with focus on sustainable development with tenure track to W2

Scientific development potential

  • Own contributions to the further development of socio-ethical research
  • Elaborate manuscript of a monograph in which the candidate has developed a further scientific focus
  • Active participation in conferences and own lectures at scientific institutions
  • Participation in the preparation of applications for third-party funding

Achievements in academic teaching

  • Successful independent execution of courses
  • Development of a teaching concept reflecting sound knowledge of higher education didactics
  • Supervision of students and doctoral candidates

Participation in academic self-administration

  • Active participation in the further development of the Faculty
  • Proactive approach to further training.