Job posting: junior professor on Comparative Politics at Leuphana University of Lüneburg

“Leuphana University of Lüneburg bases its development on an all-encompassing idea of education
and on the content and value-oriented implementation of its activities. The university sees itself as
humanistic, sustainable, and proactive. Leuphana has introduced a university model unique within the
German academic landscape and is growing quickly.

We are currently looking for a qualified applicant to fill the position of junior professor (W1) at the
Institute for Political Science:

Comparative Politics

The professorship will be in conjunction with the GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
(Hamburg). If your application is successful, you will represent comparative politics within the research
framework of one of the GIGA’s regional institutes (Africa, Asia, Latin America, or the Middle East),
and you will be teaching undergraduate and graduate students at Leuphana University. Applicants
should have an interest in actively shaping the scientific profile of the GIGA and the Center for the
Study of Democracy (ZDEMO) at Leuphana and should have published relevant material in refereed
(international) journals and publishing houses. Applicants should also have experience in the
procurement of third party funds. The position requires that your focus be on democracy research. You
will work as a member of both GIGA Research Programme 1 “Legitimacy and Efficiency of Political
Systems” and one of the regional institutes referred to above. We would also request that the applicant
1) has research experience in one of the aforementioned regions, 2) has previous work experience
with foreign research institutions, and 3) is willing to teach English-language courses and publish
English-language articles. A further requirement involves being willing to both cooperate along
interdisciplinary lines and participate in the university’s existing institutions of self-governance.

The preconditions for employment according to §30 NHG apply to this professorship. Leuphana
University Lüneburg strives to increase the percentage of female professors and therefore expressly
invites qualified women to apply. Disabled applicants will be given preference according to the applicable
legal provisions. For more information, please visit or, or
directly contact the director of the ZDEMO, Prof. Dr. Ferdinand Müller-Rommel.

Please send any supporting documentation along with standard application materials (a statement of
purpose, resume, list of publications, list of courses taught, and letters of reference) to
or to the president of Leuphana University Lüneburg by 10 January 2012.”

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