Professorship for Didactics of Biology Grade
Freie Universität Berlin

Responsibilities :

Research and teaching in the above subject


gem. § 102a BerlHG

 Further requirements:

  • successfully completed university studies for the teaching profession in the field of biology
  • Several years of school practice, in particular first and second state examination with a subject in biology
  • outstanding doctorate internationally recognized research achievements in the field of didactics of biology
  • University teaching experience, if possible also internationally
  • Ability to teach in German and good command of English
  • Experience in the context of third-party funded projects

Expectations for the future activity:

In addition to the official duties resulting from § 99 BerlHG in particular, the following activities are also expected of the person appointed:

  • The research program should draw on approaches to competence development.
  • Collaboration in the Dahlem School of Education (DSE) as well as cooperation with all institutions of teacher education of other faculties of the Freie Universität Berlin
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation with other working groups, in particular the scientific subject didactics, the subject of biology and educational sciences
  • Participation in existing and future research networks in the state of Berlin
  • Consideration of gender and diversity aspects in teaching

 The recruitment of a candidate as a temporary civil servant is intended for a period of three years. In the case of the proven probation (intermediate evaluation) employment is planned for another three years. Subsequently, the appointment to the permanent university professorship will be made without a renewed call for entries, provided that the candidate has successfully completed the final evaluation (tenure evaluation). For this purpose, the appointment of junior professors will be subject to performance, the fulfillment of which will be reviewed as part of the tenure evaluation procedure (§ 102 c BerlHG).

The agreed performance requirements will basically refer to the following areas:

  • research
  • teaching
  • youth development
  • academic self-government
  • Human Resources Management
  • linguistic competence

 In addition, at the time of appointment to the permanent university professorship, the general conditions of employment must be met. Incidentally, applicants who have completed their doctoral studies at the Free University of Berlin and / or work full-time at the Freie Universität Berlin are subject to the provisions of § 102c (3) BerlHG.

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