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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion and Psy­cho­logy - Divi­sion of Math­em­at­ics Edu­ca­tion and Soci­ety

Junior Pro­fessor of Primary School Edu­ca­tion / Math­em­at­ics Edu­ca­tion

Salary grade W 1
Ref­er­ence code: 12-150/2019

Work­ing field:

The suc­cess­ful applic­ant will assume respons­ib­il­it­ies in research and teach­ing in primary school edu­ca­tion with a focus on math­em­at­ics edu­ca­tion.

Along with the reg­u­lar offi­cial duties of pro­fess­ors lis­ted in Art­icle 99 of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act, we expect the appointee to engage in the fol­low­ing activ­it­ies:

The can­did­ate will pur­sue inde­pend­ent research in the field of math­em­at­ics edu­ca­tion as well as fully sup­port the teacher train­ing degree pro­gram in the sub­ject of math­em­at­ics for Ber­lin ele­ment­ary schools (1st through 6th grade). He or she should be will­ing to serve as an adviser to doc­toral can­did­ates. The scope of the pro­fess­or­ship should also include work­ing closely with the Dah­lem School of Edu­ca­tion as well as other depart­ments and divi­sions that offer teacher train­ing pro­grams at Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin. The new pro­fessor will also be expec­ted to address gender and diversity issues in his/her teach­ing. If neces­sary, the can­did­ate should be will­ing to raise his or her know­ledge of Ger­man to a suf­fi­cient level within a reas­on­able amount of time (about three years).

The pos­i­tion entails a three-year appoint­ment as a civil ser­vant for a fixed period (“Beamter/Beamtin auf Zeit”). Fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful review pro­cess (“Zwis­chene­valu­ation”), the pos­i­tion can be exten­ded for another three years.


Appoint­ment require­ments are gov­erned by Art­icle 102a of the Ber­lin Higher Edu­ca­tion Act (Ber­liner Hoch­schul­ge­setz)

The suc­cess­ful can­did­ate should hold a uni­versity degree, favour­ably in the field of edu­ca­tion – prefer­ably with a spe­cial­iz­a­tion in math­em­at­ics as well as a doc­toral degree with sub­ject-related didactical focus and research activ­it­ies in the con­text of, or in cooper­a­tion with schools. The applic­ant should also have research exper­i­ence that links socio-cul­tural the­or­et­ical research with math­em­at­ics edu­ca­tion. He or she should have a suc­cess­ful teach­ing record at the uni­versity level, includ­ing exper­i­ence teach­ing in inter­na­tional con­texts. The can­did­ate should also have an excel­lent record of prefer­ably inter­na­tional research activ­it­ies in the field of math­em­at­ics edu­ca­tion. He or she should have exper­i­ence with extern­ally fun­ded pro­jects and be able to teach in Ger­man and/or Eng­lish.

How to ap­ply:

Applic­a­tions should include a CV, cop­ies of all cer­ti­fic­ates of aca­demic qual­i­fic­a­tions in Ger­man or Eng­lish; let­ters of appoint­ment (please add trans­la­tions if applic­able), 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 share any inform­a­tion regard­ing your part­ner­ships with industry, inven­tions/pat­ents, and spin-offs.

All mater­i­als, includ­ing a per­sonal postal address and email, must be received no later than April 2nd, 2020 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 Edu­ca­tion and Psy­cho­logy
Dean’s Office
Prof. Dr. Rainer Water­mann (Dean)
Habelschwer­dter Allee 45
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 (Art­icles 99, 100, 101, 102 a,102c Ber­lHG) can be found online:

Freie Uni­versität Ber­lin is an equal oppor­tun­ity employer