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Leuphana University of Lüneburg
Lüneburg (North of Germany next to Hamburg)
W2/W3 (up to 98.000 USD per annum)
Start date
Nov 23, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Humanities, Other Humanities, Philosophy
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Leuphana University of Lüneburg stands for innovation in research and education. Methodological diversity, interdisciplinary collaboration, transdisciplinary cooperation with partners outside academia and a dynamic development characterize its research profile in the fields of education, culture, management & technology, sustainability as well as public affairs. Its award-winning study model is organized into the Leuphana College, the Leuphana Graduate School and the Leuphana Professional School.

Leuphana University invites applications for the following full professorship:


You have a background in contemporary philosophies and an outstanding international and independent research profile that enables you to make substantial and original contributions to a philosophy of the present. You are interested in contemporary philosophies and especially in the crucial potentiality of philosophy for analyses, reflection and critique of the present based on the historical and methodical depth of its conceptualisations. You have a wide-ranging research profile based on in-depth historical, methodological, and systematic philosophical knowledge of various seminal positions, in particular also of continental philosophy. You have expertise demonstrated through prior relevant work and publications that may consistently contribute to shape a profile of contemporary philosophy in the coming years. Ideally, you have a keen interest in philosophical and conceptual analysis of civil society and in contemporary questions related to areas of study such as digitalisation, the environment, gender, sexuality, “race”, class, ethnicity, religion, age, or comparable areas (listing without intended hierarchy). Moreover, you see your philosophical work as a contribution to cultural studies with a particular emphasis on the epistemology of cultural studies.

The professorship is part of the Institute for Philosophy and Art History (IPK) of the School of Culture and Society. You have a wide-ranging teaching profile at all levels from BA to PhD and are interested in teaching in inter- and transdisciplinary programs. At BA-level, you teach in the Minor “Philosophy” and in the Major “Cultural Studies” in the subfield “Cultural and Social Theory”; at MA-level, you mainly teach in the Master program “Critical Studies - Arts, Theory, History” as well as in the following integrating modules of our cultural studies Master’s programmes “Media and Digital Cultures” as well as “Culture and Organization”. Due to the integrative function of the professorship, you are highly engaged in our complementary study program designed for students of all schools, as well in our semi-structured PhD program. You are able to teach courses in English at all levels of the curriculum. Knowledge of the German language is not a prerequisite, but applicants are expected to acquire a sufficient knowledge of the German language within an appropriate period.

For a possible W2-professorship, you should contribute to national and international academic and scientific debates. You publish actively in relevant national and international journals and publishing houses. You have experience in the acquisition of third-party funds. For a possible W3-professorship, you have a long-standing record of influence in national and international scientific discussions. You publish widely in relevant national and international journals and publishing houses. You have already been successful in the acquisition of third-party funds.

You are also willing to actively participate in interdisciplinary research networks within the School of Culture and Society as well as other profile topics at Leuphana. Furthermore, it is required that you will take part in the academic self-administration.

The professional position will be filled in accordance with pay grade W2/W3 (university full professorship). Formal requirements are based on § 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG) and include a university degree, the particular ability to conduct in-depth independent scientific work as demonstrated by the outstanding quality of your dissertation corresponding to the profile of the professorship; additional academic achievements obtained, i.e. in the course of an assistant professorship, during your postdoctoral lecture qualification (German: Habilitation), a second book or proven achievements equivalent to a second book, or other achievements recognized as being equivalent to a postdoctoral qualification; and pedagogical and didactical competence based on experience in using innovative teaching methods.

At Leuphana you will find an academic community that is open to changes in perspective and cultivates the dialogue among the different disciplines as well as between research and practice. With spirit and initiative, we address the challenges of civil society in the 21st century. Pursuing our idea of liberal education, our students are enabled to think, question and act upon it. Our professors foster the awareness of gender and diversity aspects in teaching as well as research.

Leuphana University is an equal opportunities employer. The university aims to increase its number of female professors. Qualified women are especially invited to apply. Handicapped applicants will be given priority in the recruitment process within the framework of legal regulations.

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For further information, please contact the Dean of the School of Culture and Society, Prof. Dr. Andrea Kretschmann (

Please submit your application (without photo) consisting of the following materials in one PDF file: motivation letter, CV, full publication list, results of teaching evaluations, copies of academic degrees. Please enclose the completed application form (as Excel file) with your documents. Guidance on the required application materials can be found here.

Applications should be sent preferably by email using the key word “Philosophy of the Present” (W2/W3) to or to the President of Leuphana University Lüneburg, Post Box 2440, Lüneburg D-21314 by January 21, 2024 Please be aware that we cannot return application documents sent physically.

By submitting your application, you consent to your data being stored and processed for the purpose of the recruitment process. Please note our Data Protection Notice for Applicants (in English or in German).

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