Full Professor of Planetary & Public Health

Faculty of Law, Business & Economics

Application deadline:

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. In the context of setting up the new Upper Franconia Medical Campus, the Faculty of Law, Business & Economics at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a


Full Professor of Planetary & Public Health


at salary grade W3 to commence as soon as possible. This will initially be a fixed-term civil service position limited to a period of five years.

We invite applications from scholars with an excellent track record in research and teaching. The professor will conduct internationally competitive research and teaching on climate- and environment-associated health, economic and social impacts and their relevance for public health care. This should include support for climate-sensitive health literacy and counselling, translation into the reality of care, the organization of health policy with crisis management and, in particular, the impact on health economics.

The professorship is integrated into the Upper Franconia Medical Campus, a recently established cooperation that is expected to become a permanent fixture in the region. The Upper Franconia Medical Campus serves to train physicians in the new degree programme "Human Medicine Erlangen/Bayreuth" at Bayreuth Hospital under the auspices of the Medical Faculty of the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. With this and other new professorships in medicine, the University of Bayreuth is creating an outstanding research environment at the Upper Franconia Medical Campus.

The expertise required for the professorship should be evidenced by publications in high-ranking international journals, successful third-party funding and a clearly recognizable academic profile. A high level of networking ability, communication skills and an affinity for interdisciplinary research and academic development work would be welcomed. We also invite applications from scholars who have so far only partially represented the above-mentioned areas of expertise, but who wish to focus on them in the future. Proven organisational and leadership skills, e.g. by setting up or leading their own research group, would be an asset.

In addition to academic governance, the postholder should be available for courses within the context of the Upper Franconia Medical Campus and to promote and support the planned participatory transfer of knowledge and resources between students, business, policy-makers, the public health service and members of the public with an interest in the subject. Teaching is to be provided primarily at the Upper Franconia Medical Campus. The ability to teach in English is expected.

We would like to attract a university lecturer who, due to his or her qualifications and research orientation, can contribute to the networking of African research, natural sciences, law, food sciences and health sciences within the University of Bayreuth as well as to the Bayreuth Hospital, the Erlangen University Hospital and the Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, and who can participate in joint research projects of the faculties and the Upper Franconia Medical Campus. In this regard, experience in international and interdisciplinary cooperation is essential.

In addition to the general legal requirements, prerequisites for this position are a university degree, a doctoral degree, proven excellence in teaching, and a post-doctoral qualification to teach at a professorial level (Habilitation). Alternatively, evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement, for example as a junior professor or in a non-university environment, will also be considered.  Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants. Exceptions will only be made if there are urgent reasons for doing so (Art. 10 para 3 BayHschPG).

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 including a list of publications, list of courses taught, experience obtaining external funding, as well as copies of certificates and diplomas) are to be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Law, Business & Economics Prof. Dr Michael Grünberger and submitted via https://uni-bayreuth.berufungsportal.de by 30.10.2022. Applicants are welcome to direct questions and requests for further information to the Dean at Dekan.RW@uni-bayreuth.de. Application documents will be deleted in accordance with data protection law following the conclusion of the appointment process.