Freie Universität Berlin - Department of Political and Social Sciences Otto Suhr Institute of Political Science
University Professor of Political Science with a Focus on International Relations
Salary grade: W3 or equivalent | Reference code: W3-IB
The advertised professorship represents a cornerstone of the Otto Suhr Institute's research and teaching strategy and will cover research and teaching across the entire field of international relations as a core component of political science.
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 teach in relevant modules in the bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in political science at the Otto Suhr Institute and in the joint master’s degree in international relations offered by Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the University of Potsdam. They should also contribute to developing methodologies within the institute and department. They will also participate in the Berlin Graduate School for Global and Transregional Studies (BGTS), a joint project of Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, the Berlin Social Science Research Center, and the Hertie School. The appointee will contribute to the department’s main research areas, as well as participating in the joint research and excellence projects based within it, including the Cluster of Excellence “Contestations of the Liberal Script” (SCRIPTS). They will also be expected to address gender and diversity issues in their research and teaching.
Appointment requirements are governed by Section 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz).
In addition, applicants must hold an doctoral degree or additional academic qualifications and achievements (as defined under Sections 100.2 and 100.6 of the Berlin Higher Education Act) in the field of political science. They must demonstrate knowledge of quantitative and/or qualitative methods in empirical social research with a research focus in the area of international relations. They should also be able to demonstrate excellent international research work through prestigious, reviewed publications. The candidate should be able to demonstrate a record of successful, international teaching at the university level and the ability to teach in German and English. They should have experience in acquiring and leading externally funded research projects and experience in supervising and implementing knowledge and technology transfer activities.
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 and evidence of teaching aptitude. Please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects, and externally funded projects. If necessary, please include language certificates. Please provide information on any 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 November 11 ́th, 2021. Be sure to include a personal postal address and email, 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 email address below it:
Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Political and Social Sciences Dean’s Office
Attn. Constanze Mrozek
PS-Prof-E-W3 - IB
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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 that are relevant to professorships (Sections 99, 100, 101, 102a, 102c BerlHG) can be found online: http://www.fu-berlin.de/bbs.
Freie Universität Berlin is an equal opportunity employer.