The University of Konstanz, with its “Institutional Strategy to promote Top-Level Research”, has been receiving continuous funding since 2007 within the framework of the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Governments. 

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Konstanz invites applications for a 

Full-time Tenured Position as Professor (W3) in Theoretical Philosophy

AOS: Metaphysics, Epistemology, and Logic. 
AOC: Open. At least one historical area of competence (period open) is expected. 

Start date: October 1, 2018. 

Application deadline: 28 September 2017 

The Department of Philosophy at the University of Konstanz invites applications for a full-time, permanent appointment as Professor in Theoretical Philosophy. Candidates should have a PhD in Philosophy as well as post-doctoral experience amounting to the German qualification of “Habilitation” or equivalent. Apart from teaching in the Department’s degree programs (BA and MA in Philosophy, the Philosophy track of the BA and MA in Education, and Graduate supervision), the successful candidate will contribute adequately to the University’s self-administration. Fluency in German is expected upon appointment. Candidates with a clear commitment to reaching fluency within one to two years can be considered. 

The candidate’s areas of specialization should be in metaphysics, epistemology, and logic. Historical competence in at least one period is expected, preferably linked to the systematic areas of specialization, so that the successful candidate can complement the Department’s four other professorships in providing a comprehensive teaching and research portfolio. The Department’s profile is described at:

We are looking for a candidate who is committed to excellence in teaching and who has a strong, internationally recognized research profile. A capability for interacting with other disciplines and experience in acquiring third-party funding will be of advantage. 

The University of Konstanz is an equal opportunity employer that tries to increase the number of women in research and teaching. 

The University of Konstanz is committed to further the compatibility of work and family life. 

The University of Konstanz supports dual career couples. Information can be obtained from: . 

The University of Konstanz encourages applications from people with a disability. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact +49 7531 / 88 – 4016). 

Applications including a CV, a list of publications, a record of teaching experience, photocopies of academic degree certificates, and a completed submission form (see pdf-link below) and reference to Job Offer No. 2017/166 are to be sent electronically (one pdf-file) to the head of the Faculty of Humanities at the University of Konstanz no later than 28 September 2017. E-Mail address for applications: . 

Further information is available via the head of the Department of Philosophy, Prof. Dr. Peter Stemmer. E-Mail: