Full Professor of International Law (f/m/div)

The Hertie School is recruiting an exceptional scholar to fill a vacancy in international law. The search committee also welcomes applications from related legal fields such as comparative or transnational law with a strong emphasis on questions of human and fundamental rights. The position is full-time. We expect a starting date during the academic year 2024-2025.

Applicants must hold a doctoral degree relevant for the position alongside an excellent track record in research and teaching in international law. An ideal candidate will teach core courses in international law in the Master of International Affairs (MIA) programme and supervise master’s theses in the field, and show leadership skills in coordinating the Human Rights and Global Governance concentration in the MIA, have leadership and project coordination experience relevant for the Directorship of the Centre for Fundamental Rights, and demonstrate success in raising funds and acquiring research grants.

The Hertie School seeks faculty with a commitment to high-quality teaching, and experience in policy advice or legal advocacy. Candidates are expected to show full commitment to working in an interdisciplinary, international environment with English as the language of instruction and operation. The candidate would initially be on a fixed-term contract of negotiable length prior to a tenure review. In highly exceptional circumstances, appointment may be with tenure.

As a private non-profit university, endowed and supported by the Hertie Foundation, the Hertie School offers an internationally competitive salary as well as a paid sabbatical after every five semesters. We provide excellent working conditions with outstanding financial and administrative support for research. The Hertie School is fully embedded in Berlin’s vibrant research landscape and has close ties to the top institutions of the European and international teaching and research community.

The Hertie School is a diverse, international, and lively community located in the heart of Berlin. We welcome all applications – irrespective of gender, nationality, ethnic or social origin, religion, disability, age, or sexual orientation. The Hertie School expressly encourages women and/or persons from ethnic groups underrepresented in German academia to apply. Equally qualified applicants with disabilities will be given preference. The Hertie School is a certified family friendly university. Under German law, there is standard paid leave for parents after the birth or adoption of a child.

The deadline for the submission of applications is 17 March 2024. Applications are accepted via the online application tool only. The Hertie School will review applications that include a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae (including publication list, degrees earned, positions held, teaching experience, research projects, awards received), two writing samples, a diversity statement, and two recent teaching evaluations, if applicable. Please provide two names of references, who will provide a letter for you at a later stage, should you be invited to a job talk.

For questions about the position, please contact Professor Mark Dawson, Professor of European Law and Governance (dawson@hertie-school.org). Strict confidentiality in the application process is assured. The Hertie School is an equal opportunity employer.