Full Professorship (W3) for Theoretical Philosophy

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FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg
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The Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) invites applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) for Theoretical Philosophy

at the Department of Social Sciences and Philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy. The professorship is a full-time and permanent position to be filled by the earliest possible starting date.

We seek to appoint a leading expert with an internationally visible research and teaching profile. The professor will be responsible for carrying out research into and teaching the subject of philosophy with a sufficiently broad scope. The successful applicant will have an excellent track record in central areas of theoretical philosophy (metaphysics, philosophy of mind, philosophy of language, epistemology). An additional focus in research and/or teaching in the area of logic and the philosophy of science, as well as a focus in research and/or teaching in the history of philosophy would also be desirable.

Successful candidates show an excellent academic track record in research and teaching at the highest international standards. You have substantial research experience abroad and/or international cooperations as well as experience in managing research projects and in raising third-party funding. A university degree and an outstanding doctoral degree as well as a passion for education and pertinent teaching experience are prerequisites. Candidates who are able and willing to teach in both English and German are desired. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications. These should be in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis) or equivalent academic qualifications. You may also have acquired these necessary qualifications in a non-university context or through a junior faculty position (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor). We would prefer experience in interdisciplinary collaborative research and expect your research to tie in with the key research priorities at FAU and the faculty. The successful candidate will also be expected to be willing to take an active part in shaping the department’s profile.

FAU expects applicants to demonstrate academic leadership, engage in early career development and to drive FAU’s strategic agenda. FAU pursues a policy of intense student mentoring and therefore expects its teaching staff to be present during lecture periods.

FAU offers an outstandingly productive research environment as well as a passionate and multi-disciplinary scholarly community within a vibrant institutional network.

In its pursuit of academic excellence, FAU is committed to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture and values diversity. FAU is a family-friendly employer and is also responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Please submit your complete application documents (CV, list of publications, list of lectures and courses taught, copies of certificates and degrees, list of third-party funding) online at https://berufungen.fau.de by March 12, 2023, addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology. Please contact phil-berufungen [__at__] fau [dot] de with any questions.

Deadline for Applications: 
March 12, 2023
phil-berufungen [__at__] fau [dot] de
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