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University Professorship (W2/W3) for the chair of "Urban and Regional Economics"
Published(47 days ago)
Deadline for applications(21 days ago)
Technische Universität BerlinBerlin
Faculty VI (Planning Building Environment), Institute of Urban and Regional Planning offers an open position of a
University Professor – salary grade W2
for a period of 5 years (tenure track to permanent W3 position)
for the chair of "Urban and Regional Economics".
With this position, TU Berlin especially addresses and aims to promote young scientists. In case of a successful tenure track evaluation after 5 years, this position will lead to a permanent W3 professorship. The evaluation criteria binding for the tenure track professorship in the department of "Urban and Regional Economics" can be found on the TUB website (quick access no. 204937).
Reference number: VI-322/19 (starting at 01/10/20 / for a period of 5 years / closing date for applications 30/06/19)
Working field: The professorship represents the department of urban and regional economics in research and teaching. The focus of the professorship are the economic analysis and evaluation of urban and regional developments as well as potential steering mechanisms.
Candidates are expected to have skills in one of the following fields:
analysis of spatial consequences of structural change (specifically as a result of new technologies, analysis of urban and regional locational structures),
urban and regional economic policy (land development, the economic impact of planning instruments in urban and regional context),
municipal finance and infrastructure funding.
The acquirement of at least one more of these fields is requested and will be considered in the evaluation criteria. The mastery of different appropriate methods of analysis and assessment is expected as well. In the courses Urban and Regional Planning as well as in the course Urban Design teaching is to be done in German and English. Furthermore, contributions to the courses Real Estate Management and Urban Management are explicitly desirable.
Requirements: Candidates must qualify for appointment according to the requirements of §100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (BerlHG); these entail a completed university degree in spatial planning, economic geography or macroeconomics with a focus on spatial aspects, scientific qualifications (PhD) as well as "Habilitation" or equivalent scientific achievements (i.e. publications), practical experience (providing expertise, consulting) as well as teaching aptitude, documented by a teaching portfolio (TUB website, quick access no. 144242). Experience in project-oriented teaching is desirable.
Technische Universität Berlin is looking for an outstanding researcher and teacher capable of increasing the national as well as international visibility in the area of urban and regional economics in urban planning. A successful track record in securing and leading research projects and research groups is desirable.
Communication skills, personnel management capabilities and the willingness to continuously develop interdisciplinary co-operation with other departments of TU Berlin, research establishments outside university as well as on the international level are a prerequisite. Furthermore the readiness to take on administrative tasks is essential. You should be willing and able to deliver courses in German and English. Incidentally we refer to the AS resolution on "Language Policy" of 16th May 2018 (quick access no 204936).
The application documents should include a teaching and research portfolio. For more information see TUB website (quick access no. 144242).
Please send your application in German or Englisch by the 30th June, 2019 stating the job reference number VI-322/19 and including the usual documents (i.a. CV, certificates, list of publications, list of third party funding, research and teaching concept, teaching portfolio, and – according to your best estimate – your five most important publications) preferably in one pdf-file by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The provision of electronic documents via cloud services such as WeTransfer or Dropbox, etc. is not accepted. The documents should not exceed 30 pages in length; the commission may request additional documents at a later point in time. Alternatively applications may be submitted in writing (including a digital version on a standard medium) to Technische Universität Berlin - Der Präsident -, Dekanin der Fakultät VI, Prof. Dr. Kristin Wellner, Sekr. A 1, Planen Bauen Umwelt, Straße des 17. Juni 135, 10623 Berlin.