Bettina Bussmann

Tel.: +43/662/8044-4052


Office Room: 3.03

Academic Career

  • since 02/2019: Associate Professor at the Department of Philosophy GW of the University of Salzburg
  • 11/2018 Habilitation: Habilitation: Science-oriented philosophizing. The Philosophy Didactic Triangle and its significance for teaching
  • 10/2014 – 02/2019: Assistant Professor of Philosophy Education, Department of Philosophy, University of Salzburg
  • 2013: PhD in Philosophy at the PH Karlsruhe
  • 2012/2013: Research Assistant for Philosophy Education at the University of Hamburg
  • 2010/2011: Lectureship for Philosophy Education at the University of Hamburg
  • 2007–2014: Teacher of Philosophy (5th  to 12th  grade) and English at the Brecht School in Hamburg
  • 1990–2005: Working as a music journalist
  • 1993–2004: Education of my children, withdraw from academic activities
  • 1988–1992: Master in Philosophy, Economics and Logic/Philosophy of Science at the LMU Munich
  • 1987/88: Philosophy, Economics and Ancient History at the University of Pennsylvania
  • 1986/87: Philosophy and Economics at the University of Hamburg

Administrative and Didactic Activities

  • head of the  Forum für die Didaktik der Philosophie und Ethik
  • head of Hochschulnetzwerk Begabungsförderung und -forschung
  •  “Philosophieren mit Kindern” der Salzburger Bildungslabore
  • Public relations for the department
  • 2009–2014: Cooperation between the Brecht School and the Department of Philosophy Education. Collaboration with Ekkehard Martens, head of the Department of Philosophical Education
  • 2007–2014: Leader of a course which provides further training for highly gifted pupils at the Brecht School
  • 2007–2014: Initiator and coordinator of a six-weeks pupil exchange programme (7th to 10th grade) with various schools in new Zealand.
  • 2008–2012: Further training for teachers of Philosophy at the LI Hamburg and at the Brecht School.
  • 2005–2008: Initiator and coordinator of regular literary events at the MENSA Hamburg