The Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS) at Heidelberg University, Germany, invites applications for a non-tenured position as
Junior Professor (W1) “Innovation and sustainability in Ibero-America”
to be appointed as soon as possible. The position is available for a maximum tenure of six years, with an initial term of four years and a second term of two years, subject to successful evaluation.
The junior professor is expected to implement individual and collaborative research projects concerning bioeconomy and sustainability transition in Ibero-America, with a particular focus on its social and communication dynamics. S/he will teach in an English/Spanish-taught MA and PhD program in Ibero-American Studies. Connection to the structured and interdisciplinary bioeconomy graduate program (BBW ForWerts) is expected. The teaching load is two courses per semester term before and three courses per semester term after the successful evaluation. The evaluation regulations can be accessed through the Human Resources Division of Heidelberg University.
In accordance with section 51 Landeshochschulgesetz Baden-Württemberg (the Baden-Württemberg State Higher Education Act), the successful candidate is expected to have an excellent Ph.D. or doctorate in economics, social sciences, economic geography, or a closely related field. S/he should have good pedagogical skills and teaching ability in English, as well as excellent publications and a promising research record in the relevant field(s). For applicants who have held academic positions in Germany before or after the doctorate, doctoral and pre-/post-doctoral employment phases together should not have exceeded six years.
Heidelberg University seeks to increase the number of women in positions in which they are underrepresented. Qualified female academics are especially invited to apply. Preference will be given to disabled applicants who are otherwise equally qualified for the position.
Please submit your application as one coherent PDF document, including, in the following order: a CV, statements of teaching and research objectives, a list of publications, a list of courses taught and teaching evaluations (where available), and a representative piece of research. Please send your complete application package to the dean of the faculty in charge of the appointment procedure, Prof. Dr. Jana Zaumseil. Submission per email to Dekanat-ChemGeo@uni-heidelberg.de is recommended and sufficient. The postal address is: Im Neuenheimer Feld 234, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany. The deadline for applications is September 30, 2020.
About Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies
The Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies is a central research institution of Heidelberg University, Germany, focusing on the interdisciplinary research, teaching, and knowledge transfer on, with, and in Ibero-America.