Offer 17 out of 70 from 11/10/21, 00:00


Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin - Depart­ment of Law Insti­tute of Pub­lic Law

Ten­ure-Track Pos­i­tion as Junior Pro­fessor of Pub­lic Law

Salary grade: W1; after eval­u­ation W2 with ten­ure | Ref­er­ence code: 20/20/09030000

Working field:

This ten­ure-track pro­fessor pos­i­tion is sup­por­ted fin­an­cially through the Ger­man fed­eral and state gov­ern­ments’ ten­ure-track pro­gram to pro­mote the careers of research­ers early on. Applic­a­tions from research­ers who have just com­pleted their doc­toral degree and are in the early phase of their career are strongly encour­aged.

The suc­cess­ful applic­ant will assume research and teach­ing respons­ib­il­it­ies in the field of pub­lic law.
Appoint­ment require­ments are gov­erned by Sec­tion 102a of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act (Ber­liner Hoch­schul­ge­setz – Ber­lHG).

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:
They will be expec­ted to engage in innov­at­ive research and pub­lish their find­ings in recog­nized journ­als in the field of pub­lic law. They should also show a strong com­mit­ment to devel­op­ing teach­ing in the field, includ­ing the devel­op­ment of new teach­ing formats. In addi­tion, they should be pre­pared to acquire and imple­ment extern­ally fun­ded research pro­jects. The new pro­fessor will also be expec­ted to address gender and diversity issues as part of their teach­ing.

The pos­i­tion entails a three-year appoint­ment as a civil ser­vant for a fixed period (“Beamter/Beamtin auf Zeit”). Fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful midterm review (“Zwis­chene­valu­ation”), the pos­i­tion can be exten­ded for another three years. If the appointee then suc­cess­fully passes their ten­ure review, they will be appoin­ted to a per­man­ent pro­fess­or­ship through a stream­lined appoint­ment pro­ced­ure (i.e., the per­man­ent appoint­ment will not be advert­ised as a sep­ar­ate pos­i­tion). As part of this pro­cess, per­form­ance goals will be nego­ti­ated at the time the junior pro­fessor is hired. The ful­fill­ment of those goals will be assessed as part of the ten­ure review (Sec­tion 102c of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act, §102 c Ber­lHG).

The per­form­ance goals will cover (but are not lim­ited to) the fol­low­ing areas:
  • Research
  • T each­ing
  • Pro­mot­ing early-career research­ers
  • Aca­demic com­mit­tee work
  • Lead­er­ship and man­age­ment
  • Lan­guage pro­fi­ciency


The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate will hold the first state exam­in­a­tion under the Ger­man sys­tem of legal qual­i­fic­a­tions, or an equi­val­ent qual­i­fic­a­tion. They will also hold a doc­toral degree in pub­lic law. Can­did­ates will be pre­ferred who also hold the second Ger­man state exam­in­a­tion.
The suc­cess­ful applic­ant should ideally have a research focus in one of the fol­low­ing areas: the found­a­tions of pub­lic law (e.g., con­sti­tu­tional law, the­ory of pub­lic law, gen­eral polit­ical the­ory) or admin­is­trat­ive law and European law. They should demon­strate a record of excel­lent research activ­it­ies, prefer­ably in an inter­na­tional con­text, and have rel­ev­ant teach­ing exper­i­ence at the uni­versity level. The abil­ity to teach in Ger­man and Eng­lish is essen­tial for this pos­i­tion.

How to apply:

At the time of appoint­ment to the per­man­ent pro­fess­or­ship, all gen­eral reg­u­la­tions and con­di­tions regard­ing pub­lic sec­tor employ­ment must be ful­filled.

In addi­tion, any can­did­ates who are employed at Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin as their main employer must com­ply with the reg­u­la­tions stip­u­lated by the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act, Sec­tion 102c, para­graph 3.
Applic­a­tions should include a CV, cop­ies of all cer­ti­fic­ates of aca­demic qual­i­fic­a­tion in Ger­man or Eng­lish; 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, extern­ally fun­ded pro­jects and, if neces­sary, lan­guage cer­ti­fic­ates. If applic­able, please give inform­a­tion on teach­ing exper­i­ence in primary and sec­ond­ary edu­ca­tion, part­ner­ships with industry, inven­tions/pat­ents, and spin-offs.

All mater­i­als, includ­ing a per­sonal postal address and email, must be received no later than Novem­ber 11th, 2021, prefer­ably elec­tron­ic­ally. Please indic­ate the ref­er­ence code for the pos­i­tion when you sub­mit your mater­i­als in one PDF file (max­imum 5 MB), to the fol­low­ing address:

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin
Depart­ment of Law Dekanat
z. Hd. Ursula Fritzges
Van't-Hoff-Straße 8 14195 Ber­lin


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 which are rel­ev­ant for pro­fess­or­ships (Sec­tions 99, 100, 101, 102a,102c Ber­lHG) can be found online:

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer.