junior professorship Public Law and European Law with Specific Focus on Sustainability

Leuphana University of Luneburg
Competitive Salary
Jul 07, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


To achieve its educational aims, Leuphana University has developed a unique program aligned with the ideas of liberal education and humanism and has founded the first public college in Germany. Based on disciplinary depth, Leuphana is rising to the challenge to increase scientific impact by means of methodological diversity and interdisciplinary cooperation.

The Faculty of Sustainability at Leuphana University of Lüneburg invites applications for the following junior professorship with tenure track, funded by the “Joint Federal Government-Länder Tenure-Track Programe”:

Public Law and European Law with specific focus on Sustainability
(W1 with tenure track leading to W2)

For this position, we are seeking a committed early stage researcher who shows promise of excellence in teaching and research as well as unique ideas to impact their field and society. Women are especially invited to apply. 

You are a highly engaged researcher in the filed of Public law with a specific focus on European law. Further, you can link your legal expertise to societal challenges of a sustainable development. Among others, you have an interest in environmental and/or energy law. You already published in national and international journals (e.g. Zeitschrift für Umweltrecht, Natur und Recht, Journal of Environmental Law, Europarecht, Common Market Law Review) and began to develop your own research agenda that integrates a focus on sustainability related challenges. With your agenda, you want to contribute to the field of sustainability science by applying a Public and European law perspective e.g. on repsonsible use of non-renewable resources with concepts of intra- and intergenerational justice. Therefore, you are already undertaking interdisciplinary research within third party funding projects. You already gained some experience in applying for funding and you show the ability to develop your own third-party funding strategy for future research projects. Further you are motiviated to deepen your interest for inter- and transdisciplinary research and teaching in the faculty of sustainability or other institutions within Leuphana e.g. Law School. Collaboration is key to the faculty of sustainability and should be crucial for you. Thus, you are motivated to undertake research or teaching projects together with colleagues from other institutes of the faculty of sustainability and other faculties/institutes at Leuphana, as well as actors outside academia are essentiell.

As a junior professor you contribute to innovation towards sustainable development based on excellent research and teaching. For example you are engaged in a continuous quality improvement of bachelor and master study programmes of the faculty of sustainability. At best you already gained experience in supervising bachelor and master thesis and showed engagement in teaching.

This call is adressed to early career researchers who have completed their PhD and are currently at an early stage of their career, but who have not yet completed a habilitation or other achievements being considered equivalent to a habilitation.

Formal requirements are a university degree in an area relevant to the open position as junior professor (according to § 30 Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz (NHG)): a German university law degree (erstes Staatsexamen) with a specific focus on European law; your aptitude for teaching; your ability to engage in independent academic research as demonstrated by the outstanding quality of your dissertation in the field of public law with a specific focus on european law.

The junior professorship will be filled in accordance with pay grade W1 and is initially limited to a period of three years. The position will be extended for an additional three years, subject to a positive academic evaluation (in accordance with the guidelines for the mid-term evaluation of junior professors of Leuphana University of Lüneburg https://www.leuphana.de/fileadmin/user_upload/newspool/stellenausschreibungen/professuren/Richtlinie_zur_Zwischenevaluation_von_JPs_Leuphana.pdf). After six years, a positive tenure evaluation process according to the Tenure Track Regulations (https://www.leuphana.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Aktuell/files/Gazetten/Gazette_2020_154-14-12-2020.pdf) of Leuphana University of Lüneburg will lead to a W2 full-time professorship. For further information on tenure track professorships at Leuphana visit our homepage (https://www.leuphana.de/en/university/open-positions/professorial-positions/tenure-track-professorships.html).

At Leuphana you will find an academic community that is open for many different perspectives and cultivates dialogue among different disciplines as well as between research and practice. With spirit and initiative, we address the challenges facing civil society in the 21st century. Pursuing our idea of liberal education, our students are enabled to think, question and act upon it. Our professors foster the awareness of gender and diversity aspects in teaching as well as research.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Jelena Bäumler (jelena.baeumler@leuphana.de), Professorship of Public and International Law with a Focus on Sustainability, or the Dean of the Faculty Prof. Dr. Henrik von Wehrden (henrik.von_wehrden@leuphana.de).

Leuphana University is an equal opportunities employer.

Please submit your application consisting of the following materials in two separate PDF files: a) motivation letter, CV, copies of academic degrees and b) three relevant publications. Guidance on the required application materials can be found here: . https://www.leuphana.de/en/university/open-positions/professorial-positions.html#c703383

Please submit your application by September 5, 2021, using the keyword Public and European Law, preferably electronically to beko@leuphana.de or to the President of Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Post Box 2440, 21314 Lüneburg, Germany. Please be aware that we cannot return applications sent physically.

By submitting your application, you consent to your data being stored and processed for the purpose of the recruitment process. Please note our Data Protection Notice for Applicants

in English: https://www.leuphana.de/fileadmin/user_upload/newspool/stellenausschreibungen/professuren/Datenschutzhinweise_Professuren_EN.pdf

or in German: https://www.leuphana.de/fileadmin/user_upload/newspool/stellenausschreibungen/professuren/Datenschutzhinweise_Professuren.pdf


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