Department of Law
Civil Law Institute (WE 01)
Salary grade: initially W 1; after evaluation W 2 with tenure
Reference code: 02/20/09010000
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 responsibilities in research and teaching in the area named above with an additional research focus in another area of international private law and comparative law as well as European private law.
Appointment requirements are governed by Article 102a of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz– BerlHG).
Successful candidates should have a research focus in “another field,” preferably in international private law and comparative law, as well as European private law. They should also have a background in basic research in their “other field.” The candidate should be able to demonstrate a strong teaching record at the university-level as well as a history of excellent, internationally visible research activities relating to the field. They should also be able to teach courses in English. In addition, the new professor should be able to demonstrate experience in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects.
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 new professor is expected to participate in the third-party funding activities and collaborative research. They should also address gender and diversity issues as part of their research and teaching. The appointee should also be prepared to fill any gaps in their knowledge of German by the time of their tenure review.
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. Subject to the appointee’s successful tenure evaluation, they will be granted a permanent professorship without additional procedures regarding new appointments. 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 (Article 102 c of the Berlin Higher Education Act, § 102 c BerlHG).
The performance goals to be determined will relate to the following areas:
At the time of the tenure appointment, all the general regulations and conditions regarding public sector employment must be fulfilled.
In addition, any candidates who completed their doctoral degree at Freie Universität Berlin and/or are employed at Freie Universität Berlin must comply with the regulations stipulated by the Berlin Higher Education Act, Article102 c, paragraph 3.
Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification in German or English; letters of appointment (please include 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 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 August 6th, 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 Law
Attn: Ursula Fritzges
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: www.fu-berlin.de/bbs
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|Title||Tenure-Track Position as Junior Professor in Civil Law and one other Field|
|Employer||Freie Universität Berlin|
|Job location||Kaiserswerther Str. 16-18, 14195 Berlin|
|Published||July 9, 2020|
|Application deadline||August 6, 2020|
|Job types||Professor,   Assistant / Associate Professor,   Tenure Track  |
|Fields||Civil Law,   International Law,   European Law,   Property Law  |