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W1 Professorship (with W2 tenure track) for Public Law and Human Rights

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Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

Owing to the successful application to the German federal-state programme for promoting early-career researchers (tenure-track programme), the Faculty of Law invites applications for a

W1 Professorship (with W2 tenure track)
for Public Law and Human Rights

The position is offered with the earliest possible starting date for a period of six years pursuant to § 64 Para. 3 and 4 HHG (Hessian Higher Education Act). According to § 64 Para. 3 HHG, the applicant should have gained a doctoral degree at an institution of higher education other than Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) or have been in academic employment at an institution other than JLU for at least two years after conferral of a doctoral degree. The duration of said post-doctoral employment may not exceed four years or, in the case of successful completion of further academic training pursuant to § 62 Para. 6 HHG, may not exceed seven years. In the case of successful completion of the six-year W1 position, which is to be assessed in an evaluation procedure pursuant to § 64 Para. 2 HHG, the appointment will be converted into a permanent W2 professorship.

Applicants will have the responsibility to represent the field of international human rights from a public law perspective in research and teaching. We are looking for candidates with outstanding scholarly qualifications. During the qualification phase, candidates are required to offer 4 semester periods per week in matters of public law, including instruction in English. Incumbents are expected to strengthen the international profile of the Faculty of Law, to contribute to the Faculty’s international programs, and, ideally, to participate in the existing Research Group on Migration and Human Rights (FGMM). First experiences with the acquisition of external funding are desirable. In the course of academic employment at the JLU, the successful acquisition of external funding will be expected. Moreover, successful candidates are expected to participate in the Graduate Centre for Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Law (GGS). The inclusion of gender aspects in research and teaching is desirable. Very good German and English proficiency is required.

The JLU aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) with a CV and a documentation of your qualifications and teaching competence to: The President of the Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number 1-01/18. Applications must be received by 8th February, 2018 at the latest.
Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on employment at and on application procedures at Please only submit copies of your application documents as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.

Status: Professor
Location: Gießen, GERMANY
Advert Published: 11 Jan 2018
Expiry date: 8 Feb 2018
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