Full Professorship for Contemporary Political Theory
University of Freiburg

The Faculty of Humanities of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a Full Professorship (W 3) for Contemporary Political Theory (succession Riescher) in the Department of Political Science.
  • Application deadline: 14.08.2024
  • Publication date: 02.07.2024
  • Start-date: 01.04.2025
  • Fulltime position
  • Id no.: 00003857


We seek a scholar whose research focuses on the field of Contemporary Political Theory. We welcomecontributions to theory that build upon empirical research (be it with qualitative and/or quantitativemethods). Participation in interdisciplinary and cross-faculty collaborative research projects (e.g.ConTrans excellence cluster initiative) is desired. The candidate should be able to represent the entirefield of Political Theory in teaching, including the history of ideas.

The applicant must have a visible international research profile, documented through high rankedpublications in international journals/with international publishers. We also expect prior experience withand interest in interdisciplinary third party-funded projects. We expect the selected candidate to be ableto teach in German within 2-3 years.

Prerequisites for the employment of Professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation andan excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research andteaching, at the level of a Habilitation (or equivalent) according to the German academic system, areexpected.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
  • Complete list of papers and invited lectures specifying the five most important publications
  • Concept paper (max. 2 pages) on the planned development of the field of Political Theory at theUniversity of Freiburg

We will be particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.

The university supports individuals appointed to professorial positions through a Dual Career Service and a Family Service.


Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form citing the reference number 00003857, by 14.08.2024 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Dekanat der Philosophischen Fakultät
Prof. Dr. Johanna Pink
Werthmannstraße 8
79098 Freiburg

Electronical: philosfak@dekanate.uni-freiburg.de

For further information, please contact Bettina Ragen on the phone number +49 761 203-3371 or E-Mail philosfak@dekanate.uni-freiburg.de. Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments (in German).

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