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Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS): Junior Professorship (W1) “Migration and the Americas” (f/m/d)

The Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS) at Heidelberg University, Baden-Württemberg, Germany, is accepting applications for a

Junior Professorship (W1) “Migration and the Americas” (f/m/d)

to be appointed with a tentative starting date of March 1st, 2023. This junior professorship is a temporary qualification position limited to six years. Provided that the general legal (German civil service law) and budgetary regulations are fulfilled, it is intended that the employment will have civil service status.

The position is based at the Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS) and will be filled in close cooperation with the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA). Both units are central research and teaching institutions at Heidelberg University, bringing together the hemisphere-related research of different university colleges (faculties) and thus offering a broad range of expertise to address interdisciplinary issues concerning the Americas. The future position holder will be a member of the Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences and collaborate with its Institute of Geography.

The position requires a doctorate in Geography, Latin American Studies, Inter-American Studies or American Studies, or a closely related field. We are primarily seeking candidates with a specialization in South-North migration within a political, economic, societal or cultural framework, including Latin American diasporic experiences in the United States.

Candidates are expected to bring along a particular preparedness to cooperate with colleagues from different fields and initiate individual and cooperative teaching and research projects. The successful candidate is expected to participate in academic self-government, contribute to teaching effectiveness, and establish an appropriate publication record. You will teach courses in English in the M.A. and Ph.D. programs of the HCIAS and the HCA, including in academic programs that focus on the societal dimensions of communication. The teaching load is based on the teaching obligation regulations of the state of Baden-Württemberg.

In accordance with Article 51 of the Higher Education Act of the state of Baden-Württemberg, the appointment requires a completed degree, an excellent doctorate, and pedagogical aptitude which has generally been proven through teaching experience. For applicants who have held academic positions before or after completing their doctorate, the total number of years for doctorate and prior- or post-doctoral employment should not exceed six years.

Applications will consist of a CV, including a list of publications, a list of courses taught, and a statement of research interests and objectives. Additional documentation, including copies of publications, will be requested from selected candidates, and should not be sent with the application. Please send your complete application package in the sequence of documents mentioned above as one single PDF to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences, Prof. Dr. Johannes Glückler. Submission per email to Dekanat-ChemGeo@uni-heidelberg.de is recommended and sufficient. The postal address is: Im Neuenheimer Feld 234, 69120 Heidelberg. We ask for your understanding that received application documents will not be returned.

The deadline for applications is October 3rd, 2022. Presentations are expected to take place online in Mid-November, 2022. For inquiries regarding the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Francisco Moreno-Fernández, hcias-jobs@uni-heidelberg.de.

Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Persons with severe disabilities will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Information on job advertisements, on the appointment of professors, the statute for evaluation of junior professors and the collection of personal data is available at www.uni-heidelberg.de/en/job-market.

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