Professorship (W3) for Public Law and European Law

Universität Hamburg—University of Excellence is one of the strongest research educational institutions in Germany. Our work in research, teaching, educational and knowledge exchange activities is fostering the next generation of responsible global citizens ready to tackle the global challenges facing us. Our guiding principle “Innovating and Cooperating for a Sustainable Future” drives collaboration with academic and nonacademic partner institutions in the Hamburg Metropolitan Region and around the world. We would like to invite you to be part of our community to work with us in creating sustainable and digital change for a dynamic and pluralist society.


The Faculty of Law invites applications for a professorship (W3) for public law and European law.

The professorship is responsible for teaching and research across the field of public law and European law. It is based at the interface of national and European public law and shapes the core profile of the faculty. The professorship involves making significant contributions for the faculty to the University-wide emerging field of Law in Global Contexts. The focus is on the law of the European Union and European public law as a whole, both in its relationship to the law of the member states and in its transnational dimensions. Participation in the focus area (elective) of European Law and International Law as well as a willingness to teach in English are expected. Participation in the above-mentioned emerging field is also desired, as well as cooperation and a willingness to take on management responsibility in the English-language master’s degree programs in European and international law and European and European legal studies, which the faculty oversees in cooperation with the Europa-Kolleg Hamburg.

Your profile:

We are looking for a candidate with an outstanding academic track record and research experience in the professorship field.

Applicants are expected to have relevant, internationally recognized publications in the law of the European Union and related European public law. Linkages to other areas, such as international law, the fundamentals of law, or law in times of digital transformation are desired.

Experience in applying interdisciplinary methods and international collaboration projects are also expected. Ideas for further developing methods for the faculty’s internationalization strategy and the development of innovative teaching formats are desired.

The successful candidate is required to have experience and a successful track record in acquiring third-party funding for projects. A willingness to participate in and develop collaborative research projects is also desired. In addition, very good didactic skills and experience in university teaching are expected. A willingness to participate in academic self-governance is also desired.

Additional information:

Universität Hamburg values gender equality, diversity, and finding a balance between family life and working or studying. Integrating these values into teaching and management is expected. We also expressly encourage qualified women to apply.

Severely disabled and disabled applicants with the same status will receive preference over equally qualified non-disabled applicants.

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