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Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin

The Faculty of Mathe­ma­tics and Natu­ral Sci­en­ces, Geo­gra­phy Depart­ment, in joint appoint­ment with the Leib­niz Insti­tute for Rese­arch on Society and Space (IRS) e. V., Erkner, invi­tes app­li­ca­ti­ons for a

Full Pro­fes­sor­ship for “Human geo­gra­phy with a focus on spa­tial and social sci­en­ti­fic infra­st­ruc­ture rese­arch” (W3-S)

from as soon as pos­si­ble.

Work­ing field:

The pro­fes­sor­ship will con­duct rese­arch on the spa­tial effects of infra­st­ruc­tures using social sci­en­ti­fic approa­ches and methods. We are loo­king for app­li­cants with com­pre­hen­sive exper­tise in the field of infra­st­ruc­ture rese­arch. Sub­stan­tial know­ledge of infra­st­ruc­ture cou­plings and of the inter-sec­to­ral com­pa­ri­son of infra­st­ruc­tures (e.g., energy sup­ply, cli­mate gover­nance, digi­tal net­works) is desi­ra­ble. The pro­fes­sor­ship should be embed­ded in the disci­pli­nary con­texts of human geo­gra­phi­cal and social sci­en­ces, and con­tri­bute to topi­cal inter­di­sci­pli­nary deba­tes on gover­nance, insti­tu­tio­nal change and con­cep­ti­ons of space.

Pro­found exper­tise in empi­ri­cal social rese­arch (espe­ci­ally using qua­li­ta­tive methods), inter­di­sci­pli­nary and app­lied rese­arch (know­ledge trans­fer, trans­di­sci­pli­na­rity) is a requi­re­ment for this posi­tion. The suc­cess­ful can­di­date will have inter­na­tio­nal rese­arch expe­ri­ence (publi­ca­ti­ons, employ­ment abroad, col­la­bo­ra­ti­ons), expe­ri­ence in the acqui­si­tion and manage­ment of third party fun­ded pro­jects, excel­lent social skills and lea­dership expe­ri­ence.

The pro­fes­sor­ship will fur­ther streng­t­hen the col­la­bo­ra­tion bet­ween IRS and the Geo­gra­phy Depart­ment at Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­tät zu Ber­lin.

The IRS con­ducts rese­arch on socie­tal change from a spa­tial per­spec­tive, aiming to con­tri­bute to the under­stan­ding of the his­to­ri­cal roots of, socie­tal cau­ses and poli­ti­cal stra­te­gies for cur­rent pro­blems. The IRS actively pro­mo­tes the trans­fer of rese­arch results to poli­ti­cal pro­ces­ses that enable the sustainable deve­lop­ment of cities and regi­ons. The pro­fes­sor­ship is asso­cia­ted with a full-time posi­tion as coor­di­na­tor of the newly foun­ded Rese­arch Area “Poli­tics and Plan­ning” at the IRS. It is desi­ra­ble that the appoin­tee pos­ses­ses excel­lent skills in manage­ment, inclu­ding human resour­ces manage­ment, and in sha­ping the pro­file of a broad rese­arch area inclu­ding several rese­arch groups. Fur­ther­more, we expect a vital inte­rest in inter­nal col­la­bo­ra­tion.

Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­tät zu Ber­lin is one of Ger­many’s ele­ven uni­ver­si­ties of excel­lence and is cha­rac­te­ri­zed by its strong rese­arch per­for­mance. The pro­fes­sor­ship will offer oppor­tu­nities for joint rese­arch with, among others, the rese­arch groups at the Geo­gra­phy Depart­ment as well as inter-faculty initia­ti­ves (e.g., IRI THE­Sys). The pro­fes­sor­ship inclu­des a tea­ching enga­ge­ment of two hours per semes­ter week in the Geo­gra­phy Depart­ment’s study pro­grams. The appoin­tee is expec­ted to con­tri­bute to rese­arch and aca­de­mic self-admi­nis­tra­tion at the Geo­gra­phy Depart­ment. Active invol­ve­ment in the Ber­lin sci­en­ti­fic com­mu­nity is desi­ra­ble.

App­li­cants must meet the legal requi­re­ments for pro­fes­so­rial appoint­ments in accordance with § 100 of the “Ber­li­ner Hoch­schul­ge­setz.”

Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­tät and IRS are see­king to increase the pro­por­tion of women in rese­arch and tea­ching and spe­ci­fi­cally encou­rage qua­li­fied female scho­l­ars to apply. Rese­ar­chers from abroad are wel­come to apply. Severely dis­ab­led app­li­cants with equi­va­lent qua­li­fi­ca­ti­ons will be given pre­fe­ren­tial con­si­de­ra­tion. People with an immi­gra­tion back­ground are spe­ci­fi­cally encou­ra­ged to apply. The recon­ci­la­bi­lity of work and family and the pro­vi­sion of equal oppor­tu­nities for people of all gen­ders are an important part of the per­son­nel policy of both IRS and Hum­boldt-Uni­ver­si­tät.

How to ap­ply:

Please send your applic­a­tion until Decem­ber 04, 2020 quot­ing the ref­er­ence num­ber PR/007/20 to: Hum­boldt-Uni­versität zu Ber­lin, Dean of the Fac­ulty of Math­em­at­ics and Nat­ural Sci­ences, Prof. Kulke (office loc­ated at Rudower Chaussee 25), Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Ber­lin. The applic­a­tion should include, in this order: your CV includ­ing proof of your qual­i­fic­a­tions, a syn­op­sis of your research and teach­ing pro­file (max. 2 pages), a list of pub­lic­a­tions, a list of taught courses, a list of past and cur­rent third party fun­ded pro­jects. Since we will not be able to return your doc­u­ments, please sub­mit cop­ies in the applic­a­tion only. In order to speed up the pro­cessing of applic­a­tions, please also sub­mit your applic­a­tion in elec­tronic form (pdf file) on

Further inform­a­tion on the pos­i­tion is avail­able from Prof. Dr. Oliver Ibert ( or Prof. Dr. Hen­ning Nuissl (

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