University of Bayreuth

Full Professor of Neuromotorics and Movement

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The University of Bayreuth is a research-oriented university with internationally competitive, interdisciplinary focus areas in research and teaching. The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Bayreuth is currently seeking to appoint a

Full Professor of Neuromotorics and Movement

at salary grade W3 to commence on October 1st, 2023. This is a permanent civil service position.

We welcome applications from scholars with an excellent record in research and teaching. The professorship will be characterized by internationally visible research in the field of neuromotor function and movement. Possible research foci include the interaction between physical and neurocognitive performance, as well as the interaction of cognition and motor function with movement, training, and space. A clearly identifiable scientific profile should be evidenced by corresponding publications in high-ranking international journals and successful third-party funding. The professor’s teaching will represent courses in training and movement science as well as sports technology.

We would like to appoint a lecturer who, due to his / her research and teaching orientation, offers sports science links to, among other things, the natural science and medical working groups at the University of Bayreuth. In particular, active cooperation and integration in BaySpo – the Bayreuth Centre for Sports Science is expected. Further university links are conceivable with the newly founded Faculty of Life Sciences and the Upper Franconia Medical Campus. The ability to teach in English is expected; international applicants must be willing and able to teach in German in the mid-term.

The general administrative requirements for hiring professors at universities in Bavaria apply. A complete description of the vacancy can be found at

Applications (CV including a list of publications, list of courses taught, experience obtaining external funding, as well as copies of certificates and diplomas) are to be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Ralf Behrwald, via by October 15 2022. Applicants are welcome to direct questions and requests for further information to the Dean at Application documents will be deleted in accordance with data protection law following the conclusion of the appointment process.

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Full Professor of Neuromotorics and Movement
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