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W1 Professorship (with W2 tenure track) in Public Law

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Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen

The Faculty of Law invites applications for a

W1 Professorship (with W2 tenure track) in Public Law

The position is offered with the earliest possible starting date, but earliest as of April 1st, 2024, for a period of six years pursuant to § 70 Para. 3 and 4 Hessian Higher Education Act (HessHG).

According to § 70 Para. 3 HessHG, applicants (m/f/d) should have gained a doctoral degree at an institution of higher education other than Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) or have been in academic employment at an institution other than JLU for at least two years after conferral of a doctoral degree.

The duration of applicants’ scientific activity during and after completion of the doctoral degree should not exceed nine years or the duration of activity after the doctorate should not exceed four years.

In the case of successful completion of the six-year W1 position, which is to be assessed in an evaluation procedure pursuant to § 70 Para. 2 HessHG, the appointment will be converted into a permanent W2 professorship.

Proficient knowledge of German is expected.


The future incumbent is expected to represent Public Law in teaching and research, based on his/her academic and didactic qualifications, in an excellent manner. Outstanding research achievements in Public Law are expected.

Teaching duties primarily include designing and delivering lectures in the university’s preparation programme for the First State Examination „UniRep“. Following the qualification phase, you will also be teaching in the faculty's basic and specialization studies.

In terms of research, you are expected to provide profound research activities in the core areas of Public Law correspondent to your teaching duties and thus contribute significantly to the research profile of the faculty. Willingness to participate in the faculty’s and university’s research cooperation is desired.

Your duties also include coordination and development of the „UniRep“ programme in collegial cooperation and participation in academic self-administration.

In addition, you are expected to participate in the Giessen Graduate Centre for Social Sciences, Business, Economics and Law (GGS).


A university law degree and an outstanding doctoral degree are required.

Through excellent State Examination results and/or relevant publications in the core areas of Public Law, you guarantee high quality teaching and research in the area of compulsory Public Law subjects.

You already have practical teaching experiences in which you have demonstrated your didactic skills, and you are open to digital teaching methods. Proof of further education in university didactics is advantageous.

Initial experiences in the acquisition of external funding is desirable.

In case the candidate exceeds the basic age limit of 50 years, a civil servant appointment under § 66 Para. 3 sentences 2 and 3 Hessian Higher Education Act (HessHG) in conjunction with § 11 Hessian Career Regulation (HLVO) requires a specific functional interest.

The JLU aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply.

JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university.

Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

We strongly recommend candidates to refer to our fact sheet on application procedures.

Please send your application with the required documents via online form to the President of Justus Liebig University Giessen by June 9th, 2023, quoting the reference number 1-07/23.

Status: Professor
Location: 35390 Gießen, GERMANY
Advert Published: 9 May 2023
Expiry date: 8 Jun 2023
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