The University of Passau owes its strong visibility and good repute to excellent research, innovative teaching and its tight-knit international academic networks. Some 13,000 students and more than 1,100 staff study and work on our University campus, which is located a stone's throw from the historical Old Town of Passau and combines state-of-the-art technical infrastructure with award-winning architecture. Internationally successful high-tech companies and a vibrant start-up scene, coupled with a rich culture and Lower Bavarian traditions, give Passau and the surrounding area a special appeal that makes it a great place to live and work. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Passau invites applications for the tenured civil-service post of: Chair of Development Policy (pay grade W3) The successful candidate will contribute towards strengthening the University's research output in international development research and represent the subject in its full breadth. He or she will have a proven track record in development policy research through a social science, cultural studies or political science lens. The postholder will have theoretical, methodological and empirical competencies in development research, as proven in relevant international publications, past field research and teaching experience. Furthermore, the postholder will have worked on a variety of different developing regions and will be expected to integrate his or her research and teaching into the existing subject focus on South-East Asia. The postholder is expected to have a strong willingness to collaborate extensively on inter-disciplinary research projects and make a substantial contribution to the internationally visible research output of the University. In addition, he or she is expected to be able to deliver innovative teaching in both German and English, a point that has great value for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The postholder will deliver development policy lectures in a number of degree programmes, including Development Studies, European Studies, Governance and Public Policy, International Cultural and Business Studies, Geography and the Teacher Education Programmes. Research and teaching at the University of Passau are focused on the guiding themes of Digitalisation, Networked Society and (Internet) Cultures; Europe and Global Transformation; and Migration, Sustainable Development and Just Order. As a forward looking, internationally visible and attractive university for Europe, the University of Passau seeks to make a significant contribution towards solving Europe's current and future challenges. Members of all faculties are in the process of establishing a unique, internationally-orientated forum for groundbreaking interdisciplinary research on one of the greatest challenges of our time: the societal implications of digitalisation. A willingness to co-operate on this interdisciplinary and cross-faculty project is expected of all future colleagues. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is characterised by a wide range of geographical, thematic, methodological and academic subjects, as represented by its chairs and professorships. It underlines the regional specificities of inter- and transdisciplinary research and teaching as well as the inclusion of current social topics in times of transformation, without losing sight of fundamental longterm research. Individual lines of scientific enquiry are bundled under the faculty's guiding theme of 'Society in Digital Transformation', which rests on the three pillars of cultures - values - identities. The successful applicant will be educated to doctoral level and either possess a formal postdoctoral qualification, such as the German 'Habilitation', or equivalent academic achievements garnered within or outside the higher education system or as part of a prior assistant professor or comparable role (e.g. German 'Juniorprofessur'). He or she will have demonstrated pedagogical aptitude and academic excellence, the latter being generally established on the basis of the quality of his/her doctoral research and subsequent achievements, as applicable. In accordance with art. 10(3)(1) of the Bavarian Higher Education Employment Act (BayHSchPG), candidates must not be more than 52 years of age at the time of their appointment. The University of Passau actively promotes equal opportunities for all genders as well as diversity in the workforce; therefore, applications are welcome from all candidates who fulfil the requisite qualifications, without regard to gender, cultural or social background, religion, world view, disability or sexual identity. As the University of Passau wishes to raise the proportion of women in research and teaching, female academics are expressly encouraged to apply. This post may be available parttime, provided a suitable number of candidates are willing to work on a workshare basis. Furthermore, this post is suitable for those with severe disabilities, who are given preference over nondisabled applicants who do not otherwise have statutory preferential status, if their overall personal aptitudes, skills and qualifications are equal. To be considered, your application must reach the University by 30 April 2019. Your full application should include all relevant supporting documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, teaching assignments, teaching evaluations etc.) and should preferably be sent by e-mail to email@example.com, with 'Entwicklungspolitik' written in the subject line. It should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Passau, Professor Karsten Fitz, 94030 Passau. When e-mailing your application, all application documents should be attached as a single pdf file. E-mailed applications are kept on file for six months after the conclusion of the appointment procedure, whereupon they are deleted from our systems. Data privacy statement (link to PDF document; currently only available in German). The data privacy statement can be accessed from the following web page: www.uni-passau.de/universitaet/stellenangebote.
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