The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field of political science with a focus on Latin America. Teaching activities will be divided equally between the Institute for Latin American Studies and the Department of Political and Social Sciences.
Appointment requirements are governed by Section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).
Applicants should hold a doctoral degree graded at least “very good” in the field of political science or a related social science. They must be able to provide evidence of additional academic qualifications and achievements (as defined under Section 100.2 of the Berlin Higher Education Act) in the field of political science. Candidates should be able to demonstrate a broad international and interdisciplinary teaching record at the university level and excellent, internationally visible research activities. They are also expected to have experience in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects, as well as regional and academic expertise with regard to Latin America, including experience in carrying out field research in the region. Candidates must be highly proficient in Spanish and/or Portuguese and English, and have a good working knowledge of German. Furthermore, we are especially interested in applicants with experience in supervising and implementing knowledge transfer activities.
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 successful candidate will teach in the degree programs offered at the Institute for Latin American Studies and the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science. They will contribute to the interdisciplinary partnership projects carried out at these institutes and help acquire additional external funding for interdisciplinary research projects. They will also be expected to show interest in transnational and transregional questions and to address gender and diversity issues in their research and teaching, as well as to actively work toward promoting Freie Universität Berlin’s international strategy. As the appointee is expected to offer courses in German, candidates must have a keen interest in acquiring the adequate language skills within a period of three years from the date of employment.
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English (include translations of these documents as appropriate), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching competence. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, and externally funded projects. If necessary, please include language certificates. Please also provide information on any partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs to which you have contributed.
Please submit all application materials electronically as one
PDF file (maximum 5 MB) by April 27th, 2023.
Be sure to include a personal postal address and personal 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 email address below it:
Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Political and Social Sciences Dean’s Office
Attn: Ms. Mrozek
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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 to professorships (Sections 99, 100, 101, 102a,102c BerlHG) can be found online:
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