Freie Universität Berlin / Free University of Berlin
This following professorship at Freie Universität Berlin is to be funded through the Berlin Equal Opportunity Program (Berliner Chancengleichheitsprogramm). In this respect, women are strongly encouraged to apply.
Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy Institute of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University Professor of Chemistry Education
Salary grade: W2 or equivalent Reference code: Didaktik der Chemie
The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field of chemistry education.
Appointment requirements are governed by Section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).
Successful candidates must hold a university degree in chemistry or chemistry education (teacher training/education degree). In addition, they must have an excellent doctoral degree and demonstrate outstanding and internationally recognized research achievements in the field of chemistry education. Candidates should have teaching experience at the university level, including international teaching experience where possible. They should be able to teach in German and have a strong command of the English language. Furthermore, experience with projects financed through third-party funding is required. Candidates should have direct experience working at schools (as per Section 100.3 of the Berlin Higher Education Act) and preferably have passed the second state teachers’ examination.
Along with the regular official duties of professors listed in Section 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:
The appointee’s research program should ideally touch upon experimental and conceptual approaches to research. They will also work together with other colleagues in chemistry and biochemistry on the teacher training program and are excepted to contribute to the Natlab program for school students in the areas of chemistry and biochemistry. In addition, they will work with the Dahlem School of Education (DSE) as well as other institutions involved in teacher training. The new professor should engage in interdisciplinary collaborations with different working groups, particularly those related to science education and educational research, as well as participate in existing and future research partnerships in the State of Berlin. They are also expected to address gender and diversity in their teaching.
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English (please enclose translations where necessary), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching aptitude. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, and externally funded projects. If necessary, please include language certificates. If applicable, please give information on experience in primary and secondary education, partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs.
Please submit all application materials electronically as one PDF file (maximum 5 MB) by September 29th, 2022. Be sure to include a personal postal address and email, as well as the reference code for the position. For formal purposes (i. e., for formatting application documents), you may use the following postal address, but please send your application to the e-mail address below it.
Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Biology, Chemistry, Pharmacy
Professor Matthias Melzig
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Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and the regulations defined by the Berlin Higher Education Act that are relevant for professorships (Sections 99, 100, 101, 102a,102c BerlHG) can be found online: https://www.fu-berlin.de/en/sites/berufungen.
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Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.