Full Professorship- History of Science

University of Regensburg

Job Type: Tenure Track

Application Deadline: August 5, 2014


The Department of Philosophy, Art History, History and Social Sciences seeks applications for a Professorship in History of Science, based at the Institute of Philosophy. The appointment will be tenured and paid according to W2 of the German pay grade.

The successful candidate is expected to cover a wide range of topics in both teaching and research. In teaching he/she will be responsible for undergraduate and graduate courses, and is expected to cooperate with philosophers, historians and scientists. In research the focus should be on the history of the empirical natural sciences. Interdisciplinary cooperation is expected. Teaching is expected to be in German.

Entrance qualifications are set by legal requirements. They include a PhD, teaching experience, and additional scholarly achievements (e.g. Habilitation or second book).

The University of Regensburg values equity and inclusivity and strongly encourages the application of women.

Applications should be submitted by regular mail, including c.v., list of publications, list of courses taught, copies of academic exams and degrees – but no offprints, to: Dekan, Fakultät für Philosophie, Kunst-, Geschichts- und Gesellschaftswissenschaften, D-93040 Regensburg, Germany. Deadline is 20 June 2014. The position is expected to be filled in the fall of 2015.

For the official advertisement (in German) see: http://www.academics.de/action/av/show?adId=100985

Founded in the late 1960s, the University of Regensburg has some 18.000 students and a full range of disciplines. The campus overlooks one of the country’s most beautiful medieval cities. The University Library holds some 3 million books and is supplemented by three historical libraries downtown. The History of Science Unit boasts of a fine collection of scientific instruments, mainly didactic devices, some dating back to the 18th century. For further information on the University see http://www.uni-regensburg.de; for its History of Science Unit see http://wissenschaftsgeschichte.uni-regensburg.de/fach/regensburg/index.html.

Posted: June 07, 2014