Professor of Political Philosophy

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University of Graz
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At the Department of Philosophy at the Humanities Faculty, the University of Graz is seeking to appoint a

Professor of Political Philosophy (40 hours per week; selection procedure in accordance with Section 99 (1) of the Universities Act (UG); fixed-term employment for 5 years according to the Salaried Employees Act (AngG); expected starting date March 1st 2024)

The new professor will teach and undertake research in the area of Political Philosophy. He/she will have expertise in the following research areas: Justice, Human Rights, Legitimacy and Theory of Democracy, including trans- and international aspects. An interest in questions of applied political philosophy and the ability to connect to empirical questions are required. Expertise in the history of political philosophy is desirable. Thus, by cooperating across faculties with members of the Faculty of Humanities and the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences or the Faculty of Law, he/she will make a significant contribution to the shaping of a Field of Excellence (e.g. “Climate Change Graz” and “Smart Regulation”) or the Cluster of Excellence “Knowledge in Crisis”. In addition to the University’s existing cooperation partnerships, the successful candidate will maintain, deepen and expand both local and international cooperation partnerships for the purpose of research. The professorship is expected to contribute to science communication with the public. In teaching, the professorship is expected to contribute to the existing study programmes, in particular to the master’s programme “Political, Economic and Legal Philosophy” and the teaching subject “Ethics” within the framework of the teacher training programme.)

Employment requirements:
• Austrian or equivalent foreign higher education degree corresponding with the position (doctorate/PhD)
• Habilitation or equivalent qualification in practical or political philosophy
• Outstanding academic qualifications in research and teaching in the relevant discipline (commensurate with stage of academic career)
• Skills in higher education didactics and online teaching
• Gender mainstreaming skills
• Skills in attracting subject-specific project grants
• Professional experience abroad during academic career
• Very good knowledge of English and good knowledge of German
• In addition, we expect a research focus in the field of “Political Philosophy”, with special consideration of the above-mentioned research areas in combination with questions of applied philosophy and consideration of empirical questions; international publication and lecture activities; relevant teaching experience; ability to collaborate across disciplines, especially in the humanities, social sciences, and economics; experience in the conception and implementation of interdisciplinary research projects and in the acquisition of third-party funding; and willingness to teach courses in German and English in the fields of political philosophy and ethics.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated, aiming for academic excellence and integrity in research and teaching. He/she will have demonstrated ability to collaborate constructively in a responsible manner and inspire colleagues and students in an interdisciplinary, internationally oriented context.
We offer a diverse, challenging, team-oriented working environment and a high degree of personal responsibility. Working hours are flexible and there are many options for further education and personal development.

Salary scheme of the Collective Bargaining Agreement for University Staff (Universitäten-KV): A1

Minimum salary
The minimum remuneration as stated in the Collective Bargaining Agreement is EUR 81.571,00 gross per year. Salary subject to negotiation.

Application deadline: October 25th 2023
Reference number: VV/10/99 ex 2022/23

The University of Graz is committed to increasing the proportion of female employees, especially in leadership roles. We therefore encourage qualified female colleagues in particular to apply for this position. In case of equal qualifications, women will receive priority consideration.

Please submit your application documents (in German or English) in accordance with the general application guidelines (which can be found at before the stated deadline. Your application documents should include the reference number of the position and be sent by email to:
bewerbung [dot] professur [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at

For further information please contact Univ.-Prof. Dr. Lukas Meyer at lukas [dot] meyer [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at or +43 (0) 316 / 380 - 2300.

Deadline for Applications: 
October 25, 2023
lukas [dot] meyer [__at__] uni-graz [dot] at
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