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Junior Professor of Social Entrepreneurship (pay grade: W 1) with Tenure Track to W 3

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Law, Business & Economics at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a

Junior Professor of Social Entrepreneurship (pay grade: W1) with Tenure Track to W3

to commence on 1 April 2021 (minimum salary per month: 4,912 euros). This is a fixed-term civil service position.

We seek to appoint a young researcher with the ability to work independently and who shows a high potential for development. Applicants should prove to be able to comprehensively represent the field of social entrepreneurship in research, teaching, and transfer activities. The new hire will be actively involved in the Institute for Entrepreneurship & Innovation and be involved in expanding the University of Bayreuth's start-up ecosystem with new social entrepreneurial offerings beyond the boundaries of the Faculty of Law, Business & Economics, and the university.

The applicants should, if possible, already demonstrate initial publication success in international journals and clearly show potential to publish in leading journals in the field of social entrepreneurship. Proven skills in quantitative-empirical research are desirable to fit the focus of Entrepreneurship & Innovation at the University of Bayreuth.

In teaching, a proof of qualification, as well as the ability and willingness to use innovative teaching and learning methods in the field of social entrepreneurship, would be a strong asset. Furthermore, we expect the candidate to show experience in or the willingness to develop inter-faculty teaching.

In order to support the Third Mission (knowledge transfer), applicants should already have initial experience in establishing a regional (socio-entrepreneurial) start-up network. This includes, for example, participation in start-up-focused transfer projects, the establishment of cooperation with corporate partners and partners from the social sector as well as the practice-oriented acquisition of third-party funds.

A commitment to academic self-administration is expected. Ideally, applicants will have already been involved in the academic training and support of students and doctoral candidates.

The ability to teach in English is expected.

In addition to the general administrative requirements, prerequisites for this position are a university degree, proven excellence in teaching, and the ability to carry out scholarly research (generally demonstrated by the quality of the applicant’s doctoral research). If the candidate was employed as a graduate assistant or research associate prior to or subsequent to earning his or her doctorate, the total duration of the doctoral research phase and the employment phase should not exceed six years. The requirements given in §7 of the university’s Bayreuth Track Regulations also apply.

The successful candidate will initially be appointed as a fixed-term civil servant for a period of three years and may be extended for an additional three years upon successful evaluation in the third year of employment. The teaching load is currently set at 5 hours of instruction in the first phase and 7 hours of instruction in the second phase.

The performance agreement, which defines the criteria for the interim and tenure evaluation, is drawn up by the university and the applicant during the appointment negotiations. The agreement shall include criteria in the categories of Research and Academic Teaching, and may also include Third Mission and Academic Engagement. The appointment to the W3 professorship depends exclusively on the outcome of the tenure evaluation. After successful tenure evaluation, the candidate is appointed University Professor (W 3) as a permanent civil servant. Further information on the Bayreuth Track process can be found under (https://www.uni-bayreuth.de/en/university/work-at-the-university/appointment-process/index.html).

The University of Bayreuth views the diversity of its staff as an asset and is expressly committed to the goal of gender equality.  Female scholars and any persons who can help make the research and teaching profile of the university more diverse are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants with children are highly welcome. The University of Bayreuth is a member of the best practice club Family at University, and it offers “dual career support” for career-oriented partners of highly qualified employees. In addition, an extended audit conducted by the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK) returned a favourable review for the University of Bayreuth’s commitment to internationalization. All qualifications being equal, applicants with disabilities will be given priority.

Applications (CV, outlining education and academic career, list of publications, list of courses taught, experience obtaining external funding, as well as copies of all diplomas and certificates) are to be submitted to the Dean of the Faculty of  Law, Business & Economics Prof. Dr. Jörg Gundel electronically via https://uni-bayreuth.berufungsportal.de by 16 August 2020. Applicants are welcome to direct questions and requests for further information to the Dean at DekanRW@uni-bayreuth.de. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be permanently disposed of in accordance with data protection law. 

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