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Freie Uni­ver­si­tät Ber­lin - Department of Mathematics and Computer Science | Institute of Mathematics

University Professor of Mathematics Education

Salary grade: W2 or equivalent | Reference code: DDM

Work­ing field:

The successful applicant will cover research and teaching in the field of mathematics education.

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:

The new professor will be expected to teach in the area of mathematics education in the teaching degree programs at the integrated secondary school and “Gymnasium” level, including regular supervision of students during their practical teaching semester. They will be expected to supervise bachelor’s and master’s theses, where applicable in cooperation with other areas of the mathematics department. The appointee will carry out research in the area of mathematics education and support early-career researchers in the field. They will also cooperate in teaching and research with the current professorships in “Mathematics Education,” “Computer Sciences Education,” “Mathematics for School Teachers,” and the Gender Studies area within the institute of mathematics. They will be expected to participate in the development of teaching concepts (including continuing professional development for educators) within the context of the ongoing restructuring of teacher training programs at Freie Universität Berlin. They will also contribute to the promotion of gender, diversity, and inclusion as a core component of the institute’s degree programs. The scope of the professorship will include working closely with the Dahlem School of Education (DSE) as well as other departments and divisions that offer teacher training programs at Freie Universität Berlin, and with the Margherita von Brentano Center for Gender Studies.


Appointment requirements are governed by Section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).

Candidates must hold a teaching degree from an institution of higher education qualifying them to teach mathematics. They must demonstrate a minimum of three years’ teaching in schools or the second state examination in combination with teaching experience in mathematics in a secondary school context. Candidates should also have experience of teaching mathematics education at the university level, preferably in an international context. They should also have an excellent record of international research activities in the field of mathematics education and the ability to teach across a broad spectrum of their subject, together with a record of activities/publications with a focus on subject-specific didactics. The ability to teach in German is essential for this position, along with experience in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects.

How to ap­ply:

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, details of experience in primary and secondary education, and evidence of teaching aptitude. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, externally funded projects. If necessary, please include language certificates. Please give information on partnerships with industry, inventions/patents, and spin-offs to which you have contributed, if relevant to your field.

Please submit all application materials electronically as one PDF file (maximum 5 MB) by
August 11th, 2021
Be sure to include a personal postal address and e-mail, as well as the reference code for the position. For formal purposes, (i.e., for formatting application documents), you may use the following postal address, but please send your application to the e-mail address below it:

Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Dean’s Office
Attn: Ms. Üzel
Arnimallee 14
14195 Berlin


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Application guidelines, general information on the appointment procedure, appointment require-ments for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin, and the regulations defined by the Berlin Higher Education Act that are relevant to professorships (Sections 99, 100, 101, 102a, 102c BerlHG) can be found online: .

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Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.