Chair of Dogmatic Theology and Contemporary Theological Questions (pay grade W3)

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    Universität Passau – University of Passau
    Religious sciencesTheology
    Recognised Researcher (R2)
    Established Researcher (R3)
    Leading Researcher (R4)
    22/07/2021 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Germany › Passau


The University of Passau owes its strong visibility and good repute to excellent research, innovative teaching and its tight-knit international academic networks. Some 13,000 students and more than 1,300 staff study and work on our university campus, which is located a stone’s throw from the historical Old Town of Passau and combines state-of-the-art technical infrastructure with award-winning architecture. Internationally successful high-tech companies and a vibrant start-up scene, coupled with a rich culture and Lower Bavarian traditions, give Passau and the surrounding area a special appeal that makes it a great place to live and work.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Passau invites applications for the tenured civil-service post of:

Chair of Dogmatic Theology and Contemporary Theological Questions (pay grade W3)

This post is available to start immediately.

The postholder will represent the subject of dogmatics in connection with the subject of fundamental theology in research and teaching He or she will be expected to discuss topical theological and social issues in teaching and research in the sense of a dogmatics oriented towards fundamental theology. In addition to the expected expertise in the theological and philosophical tradition, familiarity with contemporary discourses specific to the discipline is expected. According to the additional protocol to the Bavarian concordat, the Chair is a binding component for the department's focus on Caritas studies and for teacher training in Catholic religious education at primary and secondary schools. You are expected to contribute thematically to the department's focus in the M.A. Caritas Science and Values-based Management degree programme, especially in the area of theological anthropology.

Passau's theology department, as part of the Faculty of Philosophy at the University of Passau, attaches particular importance to integrating its subject areas with the corresponding subject cultures, especially with regard to the University's overarching research themes on Migration, Sustainable Development and Just Order; Europe and Global Transformation and Digitalisation and Networked Society and (Internet) Cultures. Against the backdrop of the faculty's research programme, you will be required to engage in interdisciplinary cooperation, particularly with the disciplines related to religion and with the cultural and social sciences, and to develop new research perspectives.

The successful candidate will have a track record of qualitatively outstanding subject-specific publications in renowned publishing houses and leading journals, involvement in international research and interdisciplinary work with neighbouring disciplines. Furthermore, you should have didactic competencies that are proven by experience in a pedagogical field of practice as well as continuing further training in higher education didactics.

You will have experience in successfully applying for and managing coordinated, externally (third-party) funded projects and a willingness to engage in university self-governance as well as a willingness to cooperate in collaborations as well as in (further) educational events at the broadly public and within the diocese. You should be keen to ensure the necessary knowledge transfer into the city and region of Passau.

Academics at our four faculties conduct research, teaching and knowledge transfer activities at the cutting edge and according to the most exacting standards. Europe, sustainability and digitalisation are particular focal points of intensive inter- and transdisciplinary collaboration within the University and with our many national and international partners. As a sustainable, internationally visible and attractive university in and for Europe, the University of Passau seeks to make important contributions to solving the numerous challenges facing humanity both globally and locally.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is characterised by a wide range of geographical, thematic, methodological and academic subjects, as represented by its chairs and professorships. It underlines the regional specificities of inter- and transdisciplinary research and teaching as well as the inclusion of current social topics in times of transformation, without losing sight of fundamental long-term research. Individual lines of scientific enquiry are bundled under the faculty’s guiding theme of 'Society in Digital Transformation', which rests on the three pillars of cultures – values – identities.

The successful candidate will be educated to doctoral level and have demonstrated both pedagogical aptitude and academic excellence, whereby the latter is generally established on the basis of the quality of his or her doctoral research in dogmatics or fundamental theology. He or she will, furthermore, possess the German formal postdoctoral habilitation qualification or an equivalent body of academic achievements garnered whilst employed at an institution of higher education, for instance as a juniorprofessor or in a comparable position with a different title (e.g. assistant professor or lecturer), insofar as the duties and qualification profile correspond to those of a juniorprofessor position; the habilitation-equivalent achievements may also have been attained outside the higher education system. In accordance with Art. 10(3)(1) of the Bavarian Higher Education Employment Act (BayHSchPG), candidates must not be more than 52 years of age at the time of their appointment.

The University of Passau actively promotes equal opportunities for all genders as well as diversity in the workforce; therefore, applications are welcome from all candidates who fulfil the requisite qualifications, without regard to gender, cultural or social background, religion, world view, disability or sexual identity. As the University wishes to raise the proportion of women in research and teaching, female academics are expressly encouraged to apply. This position is suitable for people with disabilities; registered disabled persons are given preference over non-disabled applicants who do not otherwise have statutory preferential status if their overall personal aptitudes, skills and qualifications are equal.

To be considered, your application must reach the University by 22 July 2021. Your full application should include all relevant supporting documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, teaching assignments, teaching evaluations etc.) and should preferably be sent by e-mail to department_kt@uni-passau.de with 'Dogmatik' written in the subject line. It should be addressed to the Spokesperson of the Department of Catholic Theology, Professor Sandra Huebenthal, University of Passau, 94030 Passau. When e-mailing your application, all application documents should be attached in a single pdf file. E-mailed applications are kept on file for six months after the conclusion of the appointment procedure, whereupon they are deleted from our systems.

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