Professorship in German Language Didactics focusing on Contemporary German Freie Universität Berlin, Department of Philosophy and Humanities Germany

Department of Philosophy and Humanities

Institute of German and Dutch Languages and Literatures

Professorship in German Language Didactics focusing on Contemporary German

Salary grade W 2

Reference code: Gegenwartssprache

The successful applicant will cover the area named above in research and teaching.


Appointment requirements are governed by Article 100 of the Berlin Higher Education Act (Berliner Hochschulgesetz, BerlHG).


The successful candidate will have a teaching degree in German Language and Literature (Master of Education or equivalent degree). Additionally, three years of teaching experience at schools and/or a PhD with a focus on the didactics of German as well as research in German didactics in connection or collaboration with schools is required. The selectee will have experience in university teaching, and have a track record of excellent research focusing on the area of German didactics, both preferably internationally. Additionally, experience with externally funded research is required.


Apart from the official duties that the appointee has to fulfil in accordance with Article 99 of the Berlin Higher Education Act in particular, the following activities need to be fulfilled in addition:


The appointee will participate in the Dahlem School of Education (DSE) and collaborate with all teacher training facilities of other departments of Freie Universität Berlin. The professor will help foster the development and the establishment of research alliances, and cooperate with colleagues of the unit ‘German as a second language’ and the other foreign language didactics. Gender and Diversity aspects need to be considered in research and teaching.


Applications should include a CV, copies of all certificates of academic qualification, if applicable the letter of appointment (all documents in German or English; please add the translations if needed), a list of publications, information on teaching experience in schools, a list of courses previously taught at universities, and evidence of teaching competence. Furthermore, please include information on involvement in ongoing and future research endeavors, joint research projects and externally funded projects, and if necessary language certificates.


All materials including a private postal and an email address must be received preferably electronically in one PDF file (maximum 5 MB), quoting the reference no later than January 23, 2018 at


Freie Universität Berlin
Department of Philosophy and Humanities
z. Mrs. Krämer
Habelschwerdter Allee 45
14195 Berlin


Application guidelines and general information on the appointment procedure as well as requirements for professorships at Freie Universität Berlin can be found at For additional details, please visit and


In pursuit of the Berlin Equal Opportunity Program (Berliner Chancengleichheits-Programm) and due to the appropriation of corresponding funds, Freie Universität Berlin is seeking to fill the following professorship. To achieve its declared goal of increasing the level of opportunity for women in higher education, female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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