Professorship for Sustainability and Social Responsibility

Cusanus Hochschule für Gesellschaftsgestaltung‘s vision is of a sustainable world: a vibrant and diverse environment, a solidarity-based and democratic society, and a just and life-sustaining economy.

The mission of the university is to enable the building of this world even in uncertain, conflictual and contradictory times. In teaching, research and social dialogue, it relies on freedom, diversity and mutual reference.

It reflexively underpins academic disciplines and addresses their historicity as well as their paradigmatic preconditions. On this basis, the university is characterized by an orientation towards social responsibility, personal development, transdisciplinarity and participation. The active co-creation in teaching, research, institution and social dialogue on the part of students is an integral part of university life.



The Institute of Economics of the Cusanus Hochschule looking to fill the position of a Professorship for Sustainability and Social Design [f; m; d] (full-time)

The position is initially limited to 5 years.

The applicant is expected to contribute to the development of the Institute of Economics at the Cusanus University of Applied Sciences in Koblenz and to strengthen its teaching and research profile in the field of sustainability-related economics.

– The candidate should have a professional focus on the social sciences and sustainability research with strong references to the socio-ecological transformation of society.

– Proven methodological and conceptual knowledge in inter- and transdisciplinary sustainability research is expected.

– A connection to economic transformation research or a thematic focus on new economies and social transformation is desirable; at least the ability to speak to specialist economic research with a heterodox or orthodox context is required.

– Experience in soliciting and conducting transdisciplinary research projects is desired.


A well-connected and committed individual with experience in research-based teaching and learning at universities and with a discernible interest in social dialogue is sought. The university attaches particular importance to the didactic aptitude of the sought-after personality.

The documentation of the didactic suitability takes place through the submission of a teaching portfolio and a teaching profile for the advertised professorship as well as, if applicable, supplementary documents (evaluations, further training, teaching awards, etc.). The ability and willingness to continuously improve the quality of teaching is expected, as well as the development and expansion of research activities, in particular the acquisition of third-party funding and internal and external cooperation with collaborative and practical partners.

The willingness to assume a leading position in the area of study programs or research as well as the willingness to actively participate in the further development of the university is required. The hiring requirements according to § 49 HochSchG Rhineland-Palatinate apply. In addition to an outstanding doctorate, additional scientific achievements in the subject area of the professorship are expected.

Equal opportunities are part of our personnel policy. The Cusanus University of Applied Sciences for Social Design strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages appropriately qualified women to apply. People with severe disabilities will be given preferential consideration if they are suitable. Applications from people with an international profile and migration background are expressly welcome.

For questions regarding the professorship, please contact Prof. Dr. Lars Hochmann ( Please send applications in electronic form with the above-mentioned as well as the other usual documents (curriculum vitae, references, list of publications, information on scientific activities, previous teaching activities and, if applicable, third-party funding successfully obtained to date) by 12.07.2021 as one coherent PDF file to


Apply here

Deadline: 12 July 2021

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