Full Professor (W2) in Interdisciplinary Research Areas between Theology, Natural Sciences, and Engineering RWTH Aachen University, Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Full Professor (W2) in Interdisciplinary Research Areas between Theology, Natural Sciences, and Engineering (Hemmerle-Stiftungsprofessur) Faculty of Arts and Humanities


We are seeking qualified applicants for teaching and research in the area of interdisciplinary research between theology, natural sciences, and engineering. The starting date is Summer Semester 2018. RWTH Aachen University is in the process of establishing a professorship which is endowed by the Catholic diocese of Aachen.


This professorship works at the intersection between theology, the natural sciences, and engineering. It forms part of the Institute of Catholic Theology within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. Its research and teaching will contribute to the degree programs of the institute, namely the Bachelor and Master programs of Religious Education, the interdisciplinary Bachelor of Arts and Social Sciences (a combination of political science, sociology, history, and theology) as well as the new Master’s degree in Theology and Global Development.


The professor will also collaborate with the newly established centre for study of science and technology within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and will strengthen the interdisciplinary dialogue with the natural sciences and engineering at RWTH Aachen University.


A Ph.D. degree is required; additionally, Habilitation (postdoctoral lecturing qualification), an exemplary record of research achievement as an assistant / an associate / a junior professor or university researcher and/or an outstanding career outside academia are highly desirable. Ability in and commitment to teaching are essential. The application should include supporting documents regarding success in teaching. German is not necessary to begin but will be expected as a teaching language within the first 5 years.


The Ph.D degree should be in an area of Systematic Theology. Furthermore the appointee should have a degree in natural sciences or engineering or have a proven track record of interdisciplinary publications in the area between theology and natural sciences or engineering. He/She is also expected to have the ability to work in a team, manage research and teaching groups, and commit him- or herself to third-party funding endeavors.


The initial term of appointment is five years.


Please send a cover letter stating research aims and a CV to:

Dekanin der Fakultät der
RWTH Aachen, Christine Roll,
52056 Aachen.


You can also send your application via email to Bewerbung_BV1@fb7.rwthaachen.de. Please note, however, that communication via unencrypted e-mail poses a threat to confidentiality as it is potentially vulnerable to unauthorized access by third parties.


The deadline for applications is September 25th 2017


This position is also available as part-time employment per request. RWTH Aachen University is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program for partner hiring. We particularly welcome and encourage applications from women, disabled people and ethnic minority groups, recognizing they are underrepresented across RWTH Aachen University. The principles of fair and open competition apply and appointments will be made on merit.

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