Professor of Sport Ecology

Professor of Sport Ecology

The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Cultural Studies at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a Professor of Sport Ecology.

This is a permanent civil service position in the scope of the “Bayreuth Track” programme. The postholder may be promoted to the W3 level upon successful performance review of research and teaching in accordance with the Bayreuth Track Personnel Development Model for professors at the University of Bayreuth.

Applicants should focus on the interplay between sports and the environment, explaining their role in society and their economic importance (ecosystem services, developing sports facilities, and sports tourism). The focus is on integrating all aspects of sustainability (ecological, social, and economic) into the field of sports. The professorship serves as an interdisciplinary bridge between environmental science, sports science, and economics. The incumbent will be required to contribute to the focus area Ecology & Environmental Sciences, represented by BayCEER. He or she will also be expected to be involved in at least one of the University of Bayreuth’s so-called “emerging fields”.

The incumbent will have a successful record of publishing in international journals and in acquiring external funding. He or she will be expected to have a thorough understanding of interrelationships in landscape ecology and some connection to sport science. He or she will also be required to contribute to the conceptual work involved in further developing the degree programmes in Sport, Business & Law (M.Sc. and B.Sc.) as well as advanced courses in sport ecology, some of which are also offered as part of degree programmes in environmental science.

Requirements for this position (according to Article 7 and Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG) are a university degree, doctoral degree, Habilitation (post-doctoral lecturing qualification), and proven excellence in teaching. Evidence of equivalent scholarly achievement, for example as a junior professor or in a non-university environment, will also be considered. The ability to teach in the English language is expected. Only applicants who are 51 years of age or younger can be hired as civil servants (Article 10 para 3 BayHSchPG).

The University of Bayreuth seeks to increase the proportion of women involved in research and teaching (in accordance with Article 4 para 1 sentence 1 BayHSchG)and therefore particularly welcomes female applicants. All qualifications being equal, severely disabled applicants will be given priority. The University of Bayreuth strives to further increase the diversity of its academic staff. For this reason, scholars 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 has been certified as a “family-friendly university” and 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.

Please send your cover letter and supporting documents (CV outlining your education and academic career, a list of publications, a description of your research and teaching, and a list of external funding you have obtained) to the Dean of the Faculty of Cultural Studies, University of Bayreuth, 95440 Bayreuth by 15.4.2018. Application documents cannot be returned to the applicant, and if unsuccessful, the files will be properly disposed of in accordance with data protection law. Please also submit an identical copy of your application as a single PDF file (up to 30 MB) to