Freie Universität Berlin - Department of Political and Social Sciences - Otto Suhr Institute of Political Sciences
Professorship in Political Science with a focus on Sustainability
salary grade: W 2 reference code: W2 Nachhaltigkeit
The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching and manage the research unit for Environmental Studies, which also includes the Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU).
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).
Successful candidates will have acquired their PhD or additional academic achievements (cf. Article 100 Sec. 2 and 6 BerlHG) in Political Science. She or he is also expected to have an excellent track record of international research activities with a focus on “theories of sustainability and social transformation” proven by peer-reviewed publications. Furthermore, applicants should have proven empirical methodological skills, international teaching experience and experience in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects. We are looking for someone who is able to teach in German and English. In addition, experience in the supervision and implementation of knowledge transfer activities is desirable
Apart from the official duties in accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the following activities:
We expect the new professor to teach courses of the bachelor and master programs in Political Science offered by the Otto Suhr Institute of Political Sciences and to participate in joint and excellence projects of the Department of Political and Social Sciences - among others in the excellence cluster Contestations of the Liberal Script (SCRIPTS). The appointee should also address gender and diversity issues in her or his research and teaching.
How to apply:
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; if applicable letters of appointment (please add translations if needed), a list of publications, a list of courses previously taught, and evidence of teaching competence. Furthermore, please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavours, joint research projects and externally funded projects, and if necessary language certificates. If applicable for the respective content area, please give information on industrial cooperation, inventions/patents and spin-offs.
All materials including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), quoting the reference code no later than 12.12.2019 at
Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Political and Social Sciences
Dean’s Office, c/o Mrs. Mrozek
Application documents will not be returned. Please submit your documents only in copy.
Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and regulations of the Berlin Higher Education Act which are relevant for professorships (Articles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102c BerlHG) can be found online: www.fu-berlin.de/praesidialamt.