The Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS) at Heidelberg University, Germany, invites applications for a Junior Professorship (W1) “Migration and the Americas” to be appointed as soon as possible.

The position is available for a maximum of six years, with an initial term of four years and a second term of two years, subject to successful evaluation. The position is based at the newly established Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS), and will be filled in close cooperation with the Heidelberg Center for American Studies (HCA). Both units are central research and teaching institutions at Heidelberg University, bringing together the hemisphere-related research of different university colleges (faculties)and thus offering a broad range of expertise to address interdisciplinary issues concerning the Americas. The position will be affiliated with the Institute of Geography at the Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences.

The position requires a doctorate in Geography, (Latin/Inter-) American Studies, or a closely related field. We primarily seek candidates with a specialization in South-North migration within a political, economic, societal or cultural framework, including Latin American diasporic experiences in the United States. The successful candidate is expected to participate in academic self-government, contribute to teaching effectiveness, and establish an appropriate publication record. S/he will teach courses in English in the M.A. and Ph.D. programs of the HCIAS and the HCA, including in a study program that focuses on the social dimensions of communication. The teaching load is two courses per semester prior to, and three courses per semester after successful evaluation. The evaluation regulations can be accessed through the Human Resources Division of Heidelberg University.

The successful applicant is expected to bring along a particular preparedness to cooperate with colleagues from different fields and implement individual and cooperative teaching and research projects. For applicants who have held academic positions in Germany (before or after the doctorate), the total number of years for doctorate and prior- or post-doctoral employment should not exceed six years. Provided that the general legal (German civil service law) and budgetary regulations are fulfilled, the appointed candidate can obtain temporary civil service status.

Heidelberg University seeks to increase the number of women in positions in which they are underrepresented. In the event that the selection committee must choose between several equally qualified candidates, preference will be given to persons with disabilities. Heidelberg University is also dedicated to assist young scholars with families.

Applications will consist of a CV, including a list of publications, a list of courses taught, and a statement of research interests and objectives. Additional documentation, including copies of publications, will be requested from selected candidates, and should not be sent with the application. Please send your complete application package by September 27, 2020 to the Dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Geosciences, Prof. Dr. Jana Zaumseil, For inquiries regarding the position, please contact Prof. Dr. Francisco Moreno-Fernández,

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