The professorship represents spatial planning and regional development in research and teaching. It deals methodically and empirically with the social foundations, framework conditions, control options and instruments of spatial planning and regional development. In particular, the following four topics are in the focus of the research and teaching of this professorship:
- Climate change, energy transition, and digitalization in the region
- Risk and resilience research in regional development
- Intermunicipal cooperation
- Transnational and European territorial collaboration
Teaching tasks are performed in the Urban and Regional Planning degree programs in German and English. The position holder is further required to undertake additional teaching tasks within Faculty VI as well as perform in duties relating to academic self-administration.
Further responsibilities include leading and managing the department and its staff; supporting the advancement of junior scholars, women, and social diversity; knowledge and technology transfer; initiatives to promote internationalization; gender and diversity competence, and sustainability-oriented action; as well as committee and commission work.
Pursuant to Section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (BerlHG), the hiring requirements for this professorship include a university degree in urban and regional planning, geography, architecture, or a comparable discipline with particular relevance to regional and national planning and spatial science; a strong aptitude for scientific work (as a rule demonstrated by the quality of a doctorate); additional academic achievements; as well as an aptitude for teaching documented in a teaching portfolio (for further details, please refer to the website of Technische Universität Berlin, https://www.tu.berlin/go209650/
Applicants are expected to have outstanding knowledge of at least three of the four above subject areas. In addition to scientific excellence, you also have professional practical experience in the context of spatial planning and regional development and have established relationships with the relevant associations and public partners from municipal to European level. Experience of project-oriented teaching is desired.
Technische Universität Berlin requires professors to be able to assume responsibility for the management and strategic development of their department and staff. In particular, this includes an understanding of the special responsibility of creating gender and diversity-sensitive work and study conditions. The position also requires the ability to advance junior scholars, women, and social diversity as well as contribute to academic self-governance. The ability to provide new ideas for internationalization and sustainability-oriented action in research and teaching is expected. Experience of initiatives in science communication as well as knowledge and technology transfer is desirable.
As a university with an international profile, we require our professors to have very good English-language skills. We expressly welcome applications from candidates whose first language is not German who are absolutely committed to quickly learning the language. Applicants are expected to be able to teach in German and English (see the Academic Senate’s current statement on language policy on the website of Technische Universität Berlin, https://www.tu.berlin/go209656/
It is not possible to offer the position as two part-time professorships.
How to apply:
Technische Universität Berlin is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and actively encourages applications from suitably qualified female candidates. Preference will be given to applicants with severe disabilities who equally fulfill the requirements of the position. Technische Universität Berlin values the diversity of its members and is committed to equality of opportunity. We are a certified family-friendly university and our Dual Career Service can assist you and your family with your move to Berlin.
TU Berlin aims to improve the fairness of its appointment procedures and has developed a template to take account of academic age in appointment procedures as part of a pilot project. The template is to be used regularly in the procedures from the beginning of 2023. The form (Excel file) is available for download here, https://www.tu.berlin/go209647/
Please submit your application in German or English by 16/04/23 quoting the above reference number
. You should include appropriate documents (CV, certificates, concept for research and teaching, teaching portfolio, details of acquired external funding and a list of publications highlighting which five publications you regard as the most significant). Your application should be sent only by e-mail as a single PDF-file to email@example.com
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