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Professor (m/f/d) (W3) of the History of Philosophy with Special Focus on Early Modern Philosophy

Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Technology Nuremberg

Job category Senior faculty / Tenured, continuing or permanent
AOS History of Philosophy with Special Focus on Early Modern Philosophy
AOS categories Early Modern Philosophy
History of Philosophy
AOC The application of philological research methods is welcomed.
Workload Full time
Vacancies 1
Organization's reference number PF-2024-02
Location Nuremberg, Bavaria, Germany
Start date At the earliest possible date
Job description

We are innovating university! Interdisciplinary, international, and digital – these are pillars of the University of Technology Nuremberg. We interlink engineering, humanities, and sciences. The University focuses on interdisciplinary studies, digital learning, and cutting-edge research. We will enroll up to 6,000 students on a campus that combines research, learning, and living. The project is one of the most important higher education projects of the Free State of Bavaria, Germany.

The University of Technology Nuremberg is looking to fill, at the earliest possible date, a position as a

Professor (m/f/d) (W3) of the History of Philosophy with Special Focus on Early Modern Philosophy

at the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Your tasks:

You represent the subject history of philosophy with a focus on Early Modern Philosophy in research and teaching and you have a focus in Epistemology. The University of Technology Nuremberg seeks to apply the knowledge and know-how of humanities disciplines in shaping the transformation towards a sustainable society. This requires not only the invention of new technologies but also the development of education, science and societal communication. Humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences will therefore collaborate at the Department of Liberal Art and Sciences in innovative interdisciplinary ways, also with the engineering sciences that make up the Department of Engineering. You will especially contribute to establishing the research area of the department, “Human and Artificial Intelligence”.

Your profile:

Excellent research achievements in the field of Early Modern Philosophy, especially with focus on epistemology of the Early Modern Period, demonstrated by relevant publications and conference contributions, are expected. The application of philological research methods is welcomed.

In your application and in the selection process, you should demonstrate the relevance of your work for interdisciplinary dialog with other disciplines and your willingness to participate in the Department's research area “Human and Artificial Intelligence”.

Teaching experience, ideally in interdisciplinary contexts, is desired. We expect your participation in all teaching activities at the Department, including study course planning and engagement in the development of innovative digital teaching and learning concepts, as well as cooperation within and across departments.

The legal hiring criteria according to Article 57 Paragraph 1 BayHIG apply. Therefore, a university degree is a prerequisite, as well as a particular aptitude for research, usually demonstrated through a doctorate or equivalent scientific qualification. Furthermore, applicants must demonstrate additional scientific achievements beyond their doctorate or doctorate-equivalent qualification, as well as pedagogical aptitude.

Our offer:

The University of Technology Nuremberg is rethinking the university on all levels. We offer a motivated and excellent international team in which you can contribute with all your ideas and competencies. You will be able to experience and develop new, interdisciplinary forms of research collaboration as well as teaching and learning and help us shaping them.

We will make sure that you are able to fully focus on your work by our modern, service-oriented administrative units. We see diversity as an asset. The University of Technology Nuremberg is a place that offers knowledge and equal opportunities to people regardless of gender, age, sexual orientation, ideology, religion, origin or disability. The position is suitable to be filled by severely disabled persons. Severely disabled applicants will be given preference if their suitability, qualification, and professional performance are otherwise essentially equal. We see family-friendliness as the basis for achieving equal opportunities for men and women in science. Therefore, we offer flexible ways of working, family-friendly times for events and meetings, as well as dual-career options. The University of Technology Nuremberg aims at increasing the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women to apply.


Please refer to the reference number PF-2024-02 in your application. Please apply by 19.07.2024 in English and with all relevant application documents (letter of motivation, CV including externally funded projects and awards, list of publications, research statement, teaching statement, high school and relevant university diplomas (e.g. degree certificates, doctoral certificate (if applicable) etc.), four publications most relevant to your research profile) exclusively via our application portal. Please observe our guidelines for the preparation of the teaching statement, which can be found under the following links:

•  Word: https://www.utn.de/files/2022/11/UTN-Teaching-Statement-EN.docx

•  PDF: https://www.utn.de/files/2022/11/UTN-Teaching-Statement-EN.pdf


If you have any administrative questions please contact the Appointments Team, [email protected].

If you have questions regarding the profile of the position, contact the Founding Chair of the Department of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Prof. Dr. Gyburg Uhlmann, [email protected].

How to apply
Application type Online
Please apply exclusively via our application portal
Web address to apply https://jobs.utn.de/jobposting/4d3fd4052c82cda53b0...
Hard deadline Today, 11:59pm CET
Web address for more information https://www.utn.de/en/career/professorships/
Contact name Igor Ivanov
Contact email
Contact phone +49 911 9274-1009
Time created July 1, 2024, 1:35pm UTC
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Last updated July 1, 2024, 1:35pm UTC
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We are a public German University. Also we seek to fill this position before November.