Junior Professorship of English Language
Humboldt University of Berlin Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities



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Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities, Department of English and American Studies

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The Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities, Department of English and American Studies, invites applications for a

Junior Professorship for „Teaching English as a foreign Language / Didactics”

starting with 1 October 2020.


The professorship will be positioned in the field of English Language Education / Didactics (Fachdidaktik Englisch) and should represent a profile including one or more of the fields of “Inclusive Education and Sustainable Development” and “Multilingualism and Pluriliteracy”. Successful candidates have visible experience in basic or classroom research.

Candidates must have a required minimum experience in school and university teaching. In this case, this implies at least three years’ teaching practice at schools. We are looking for a person with experience in interdisciplinary cooperation, an eagerness to become actively involved in and accept responsibility to contribute to existing networks and collaborations within the department and beyond (e.g. Langscape). Candidates will be expected to develop research projects for third-party funding.

Curriculum courses are to be offered in the BA English as well as the Master of Education English programs. This includes tutoring students during their school internship. The appointee is expected to actively participate in academic self-administration.

Very good German language proficiency will be expected.

The applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 102a of ’Berliner Hochschulgesetz’.

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching, and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with an immigration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

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Please send your application (including a curriculum vitae, copies of certificates and documents, a detailed description of your teaching experience), and quoting the reference number JP/002/20 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of Faculty of Language, Literature and Humanities, Prof. Vedder, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin, Germany or preferably in electronic form in a single pdf file to berufungen.sprachlit@hu-berlin.de. Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

Please visit our website www.hu-berlin.de/stellenangebote, which gives you access to the legally binding German version.

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