Stellenangebot, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld

W2 professorship for the area "Environmental and Circular Economy Law including environmental sustainability"

W2 professorship for the area


"Environmental and Circular Economy Law

including environmental sustainability"


At the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, Germany's first zero-emission campus, Trier University of Applied Sciences offers around 2,300 students the opportunity for an interdisciplinary and future-oriented education. The topic of sustainability is reflected in all degree programmes. This offers ideal conditions for exploring new potential, finding innovative solutions to the challenges of our time, and for practice-oriented teaching and research. A team-oriented and cooperative working environment is meaningful for our campus concept: living, learning, working.

The following position is available in the Department of Environmental Economics/Environmental Law in the subject area "Business and Environmental Law" as of the next possible date:

                                                                                                                                                         W2 professorship
                                                                                                                                                               for the area

                                                                                                                "Environmental and Circular Economy Law
                                                                                                                     including environmental sustainability"

The tasks of the professorship include teaching and research in the Bachelor's and Master's degree programs in the field of "Business and Environmental Law" and in other degree programs of the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld. Furthermore, the professors contribute to the profile of the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld in teaching and research.

Well-founded theoretical knowledge and several years of practical experience in the advertised areas of environmental law are expected. The focus is on immission control law, nature conservation law and the law of the circular economy, in each case taking ecological sustainability into account.
In addition, knowledge in the field of energy law planning is desirable.

It is also expected to conduct lectures in English and to support the international orientation of the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld. Commitment in the field of continuing education as well as cooperation in the institutes of the university and in the self-administration are required.

All employees of the university have access to a comprehensive range of further education courses. We are certified as a family-friendly university and offer a variety of childcare options as well as support and advice through our Family Service and Dual Career Service.

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and Trier University of Applied Sciences advocate an academic teaching concept in which a high level of teaching presence is expected at the university location.

In addition to the general requirements under civil service law, the minimum recruitment requirements are:

1. a successfully completed university degree,

2. pedagogical aptitude, which is usually demonstrated by experience in teaching, training or by appropriate further training in higher education didactics,

3. special aptitude for academic work, as a rule demonstrated by a qualified doctorate,

4. in addition, special achievements in the application or development of scientific knowledge and methods in at least five years of relevant professional practice, of which at least three years shall have been spent outside the higher education sector.

Appointment shall be made to the civil service for life if the relevant service law requirements are met.

Trier University of Applied Sciences aims to increase the proportion of women among academic staff. Accordingly, we welcome applications from qualified women.

Severely disabled persons and persons with equal status to severely disabled persons in accordance with § 2 Para. 3 SGB IX will be given preference in the event of equal suitability.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Tilman Cosack at +49 6782 17- 1594 or at

Applications, including a curriculum vitae in tabular form, transcripts and list of publications, proof of professional activity, a brief outline of planned research and transfer projects as well as a concept of your ideas in teaching, should be sent in writing and additionally in electronic form (as a consolidated pdf file) by 24.09.2021 to the
President of Trier University of Applied Sciences, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, Postfach 13 80, D-55761 Birkenfeld

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