Stellenangebot, Umwelt-Campus Birkenfeld

W2 professorship for the field of "Labour Law, Private Law as well as Social 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 for 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 positions are 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 field of
                                               "Labour Law, Private Law as well as Social 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 professor will 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 field of Labour Law (Individual and Collective Labour Law) as well as Private Law in general (especially Property Law) are expected. Additionally, we expect the applicant to be knowledgeable in those fields of law which deal with social sustainability of our economy and society.  Engagement in the field of further education as well as participation in the institutes of the university are required.

Applicants are also expected to conduct lectures in both English and German and thus to support the international orientation of the Environmental Campus Birkenfeld.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Dr. Georg Wenglorz at +49 6782 17-1251 or at g.wenglorz(at)  

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 in law,
  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.

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 13.10.2022 to the President of Trier University of Applied Sciences, Environmental Campus Birkenfeld, Postfach 13 80, D-55761 Birkenfeld
E-mail: bewerbungen-prof(at)

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