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Call for Expressions of interest for a professorship in a new Bachelor Degree Program

Universitat Hamburg
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Jan 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Arts, Art, Other Arts, Humanities, Other Humanities
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Institution: Faculty of Humanities
Salary level: W3
Commencement of duties: as soon as possible
Application deadline: 2022-02-24

Universität Hamburg was successful in its application for the second funding line of the excellence competition. One of the Excellence Strategy’s sub-strategies is to strengthen and expand innovative, research-oriented, and multiperspective teaching. As part of this, the University is introducing a Liberal Arts and Sciences bachelor’s degree program. The transdisciplinary and interdisciplinary degree program integrates innovative study profiles that focus on the global challenges of the twenty-first century. The degree program aims to enable students to think in an integrated, solution-oriented manner and to train them to become outstanding generalists. For this purpose, a cooperation is planned with the Universität Hamburg clusters of excellence and research institutes, other Hamburg universities, and international universities – particularly with Dutch liberal arts and sciences colleges. The Faculty of Humanities is spearheading the design and introduction of the degree program in cooperation with other Universität Hamburg faculties.

Two new professorships will be established for the Liberal Arts and Sciences degree program and will be significantly involved in the further development, finalization, and image of the degree program. As part of a structured scouting process to fill one of the two professorships at the Faculty of Humanities, interested researchers are asked to provide expressions of interest in applying for this professorship.

We are seeking someone from the field of cultural studies, literary studies, or media studies, who can demonstrate relevant experience in interdisciplinary teaching and research, preferably with proven research activity at the interface with the natural sciences and/or medicine. Interested researchers must also have a strong interest in establishing interdisciplinary and international teaching and research cooperation as well as an openness to and enthusiasm for innovative university teaching concepts—all of which are of central importance.

The professorship should be appointed as part of an extraordinary academic search procedure conducted in accordance with Section 14 subsection 6 number 4 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG). Extraordinary appointments may be made at the discretion of the Executive University Board, which acts as both selection and appointment committee.

In consultation with the dean of the Faculty of Humanities and the degree program’s academic coordinator, the Executive University Board will identify and offer the professorship to an individual by way of extraordinary appointment. The successful applicant will be the individual deemed best suited to fulfilling the University’s goals as part of the degree program’s expansion. During this process, the Faculty of Humanities' subject to which the applicant is best suited will also be determined.

The Executive University Board will invite suitable applicants to an interview.


Section 15 HmbHG applies.

Additional Criteria

Non-German-speaking post holders are expected to acquire the language skills necessary to teach in German (Level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) within two years of commencing employment.

Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research, and encourages women to submit their expressions of interest.

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Interested candidates for this professorship should express their interest by sending their curriculum vitae, a personal statement of no more than 3 pages explaining why they believe they are qualified, a paper of no more than 10 pages outlining their research and teaching concept for the Liberal Arts degree program that is under development, and other standard documents.

Find further information about the planned degree program at

Send your notice of interest to by 24 February 2022.

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