Junior Professorship for Philosophy of the Middle Ages
University of Cologne, Department of Philosophy

The incumbent shall, in research and teaching, represent the philosophy of the Middle Ages with a special focus on the Latin history of science. This shall take place in close collaboration with the Academy project Averroes (Ibn Rušd) and the Arabic, Hebrew and Latin reception of Aristotelian natural philosophy. Expertise concerning text edition is thus among the requirements for the position. Experience in collaborating in international research projects is also expected. The junior professorship will have its own resources within one of the biggest international research institutes for the Philosophy of the Middle Ages and will work closely together with the director of the Thomas-Institute as well as with the directors of the Averroes edition.


In the third year after the appointment there will be an interim evaluation. On the basis of this evaluation, the contract may be renewed for three more years. The teaching load is two semester hours in both qualification phases.


Applicants will be hired in concordance with § 36 of the University Law of the State of North-Rhine Westphalia.


The University of Cologne supports diversity, the multiplicity of perspectives, and equal opportunities. The University of Cologne particularly encourages applications from disabled persons. Disabled persons are given preference in case of equal qualification. Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Preferential treatment is given to women if their professional qualifications and abilities are equivalent to those of other applicants.


Applications including standard documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications and courses taught, teaching evaluations (if available), certificates documenting academic qualifications, especially the PhD degree) are to be submitted as one single PDF in electronic form no later than 04/25/2017 to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Cologne, Albertus-Magnus-Platz, D-50923 Cologne: Berufung-W1-Phil-Mittelalter@uni-koeln.de

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