Full Professor of Public Law (W3)

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. The Faculty of Life Sciences: Food, Nutrition and Health at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a

Full Professor of Public Law

at salary grade W3 to commence as soon as possible. This is a permanent civil service position.   

The successful applicant will represent public law in its entire breadth in research and teaching. Applicants must have a proven record in constitutional and administrative law and a research profile that fits in with the economic law orientation of the faculty and complements the existing expertise in terms of subject matter. In particular, a research interest in questions of sustainability or social law is desirable.  

The aim is to attract a scholar who, due to his/her qualifications and research orientation, can contribute to the networking of law and economics, and who will participate in joint research projects of law and economics. Active participation in university self-administration is required.  

A commitment to teaching, including examination preparation and the LL.B. programmes of the faculty, as well as active participation in the supplementary programme in environmental law and the main legal areas offered is expected. A willingness and ability to teach courses in a foreign language (e.g. English, French or Spanish) is expected.   

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. 60 Abs. 3 BayHIG).  

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, LL.M., and submitted via https://uni-bayreuth.berufungsportal.de by 31.01.2023. Applicants are welcome to direct questions and requests for further information to Prof. Dr. Eva Lohse at eva.lohse@uni-bayreuth.de. Application documents will be deleted in accordance with data protection law following the conclusion of the appointment process.