Professor of Fundamental Rights (m/f/div)

The Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

A European Professional School for Public Policy is recruiting a

Professor of Fundamental Rights (m/f/div)

 Professor or Assistant Professor



The Hertie School is recruiting a Professor of Fundamental Rights. We are looking for a candidate with a research, teaching, and outreach agenda in fundamental rights theory and practice. The candidate will play an important role in the development of the Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School of Governance and will offer courses to the international and inter-disciplinary student body of the School. 

Applicants for this position must have a doctoral degree relevant for the position, in law, political science or political theory and demonstrate engagement with fundamental rights from interdisciplinary or comparative perspectives. An early career candidate will be appointed as tenure-track Assistant Professor with a six-year clock (two three-year contracts). A more advanced candidate would initially be on a fixed contract of negotiable length prior to a tenure review. In highly exceptional circumstances, a particularly outstanding candidate may be appointed with tenure.

The expected start date is 1 September 2019.

The Hertie School seeks faculty with demonstrated capacity for research, teaching, and outreach at the highest levels in their discipline. We recruit faculty who will create a climate that embraces excellence and diversity with a commitment to teaching and innovative research of interest to the international scholarly community and policy-makers.

Candidates are expected to work well in an interdisciplinary, international environment with English as the language of instruction and operation. The successful candidate will teach courses in the School’s Master, Executive, and PhD programmes.

As a private university, the Hertie School offers an internationally competitive salary as well as a paid sabbatical after every five semesters. We provide excellent working conditions with outstanding financial and administrative support for research. The Hertie School is fully embedded in Germany’s vibrant research landscape and has close ties to the top institutions of the European and international teaching and research community as well as to the policy world.

The Hertie School is a diverse, international and lively community located in the heart of Berlin.  It takes a family friendly workplace seriously.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 31 January 2019. The Hertie School will review applications that include a letter of motivation, a current curriculum vitae (publication list, degrees earned, if applicable: positions held, teaching experience, research projects, awards received), two writing samples and, if applicable, teaching evaluations. Full references will be requested for shortlisted candidates only.




To submit your application, please upload the requested documents here.

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For questions about the position, please contact Professor Başak Çalı.

Strict confidentiality in the application process is assured. The Hertie School is an equal opportunity employer.