Institute of the Weltethos Foundation
at the University of Tübingen

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Job Vacancies at the Global Ethic Institute

The Karl Schlecht Foundation (KSG) is immediately funding a visiting scholar (m/f/d) at the Global Ethic Institute (WEIT) for the preliminary study of a project. The project “The Reciprocity of Human Duties and Rights as a Basis for an Examination and Assessment of Responsibility, Decisions and Leadership Practices of Boards of Directors and Management” (working title) requires in advance

  1. a literature review on the topic and the findings clearly presented and prepared for further use in the project
  2. a problem analysis to clearly identify desiderata of the interactions between human duties and human rights and to elaborate the assessment of board and management activities in companies
  3. starting points for theoretical and practical improvements

For the activity of approx. 3 months a scientist is looked for, who brings along both in ethical (philosophical) and social (sociological and/or political) and economic (national and/or economical) regard conditions to realize the task precisely and competently in further self-organization. A final report can be published in specialized media after approval.

Approximately three months of activity with 40 hours/week are to be assumed. The Fellowship is to be carried out at the headquarters of the Weltethos-Institut in Tübingen and in a home office. The salary for Junior-Fellows is between 2000 – 3000 € (gross), for Senior-Fellows between 3500 – 5000 € (gross) per month. Additionally, depending on the situation, literature, travel, accommodation and telecommunication allowances may be granted.
Junior Fellows have a very good Master’s degree and are preparing for a PhD. Senior Fellows have completed a very good PhD or Habilitation and are preparing either for a Habilitation or for another activity in a scientific context.

Please send your application with supporting documents in the form of a PDF by mail to the Director of the Global Ethic Institute Tübingen Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Hemel by October 15, 2021 at the latest:

The Global Ethic Institute has a vacancy for an Assistant Academic Director (m/f/d) with a focus on coordination of the Global Ethic Ambassador Program, starting January 1, 2022. The position (32 hrs/week) is permanent.

The job includes:

  • The organizational preparation, implementation and content development of the Global Ethic Ambassador Program.
  • The acquisition for the Global Ethic Ambassador Program
  • Community management, e.g. organization of events and conferences
  • Collaboration in press and public relations, e.g. editorial support of the LinkedIn channel, community mailings, the website
  • Assisting the academic director, e.g., correspondence, presentation preparation, scheduling, travel expense reporting
  • Hiring requirements are philanthropy and curiosity, organizational skills, interest in research, communication and complex learning processes, furthermore a friendly and confident demeanor, proven experience in organization, administration, assistance and/or press and public relations. In addition, we expect secure foreign language skills (at least in English) in speech and writing, very good IT skills (MS-Office, WordPress, gladly also Typo3 and InDesign) as well as the ability to research and document independently.

Interest in the focus topics of our institution as well as the willingness to contribute to the expansion of the institute is a prerequisite. Several years of professional experience are essential.

We offer an interesting and varied position with a great deal of creative freedom in a small, highly motivated team. Severely disabled persons will be given preferential consideration in case of equal suitability.

Please send your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, references) by October 31, 2021 – in electronic form – to the Managing Director of the Global Ethic Institute, Dr. Bernd Villhauer, Hintere Grabenstr. 26, 72070 Tübingen, E-mail: