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Full Professorship (W3) “Society, Culture and Communication in Ibero-America” (f/m/d)

Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS), Heidelberg University, Heidelberg

Bewerbungsfrist: 31.10.2021

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The interdisciplinary Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS) at Heidelberg University (Germany) is accepting applications for a

Full Professorship (W3) “Society, Culture and Communication in Ibero-America” (f/m/d)

to be appointed as soon as possible.

This professorship represents a field of research that focuses on the analysis and interpretation of society and culture in the macro-region of Ibero-America. The future position holder is expected to conduct research on dynamics of socio-cultural change in the region with a specialization on Latin America and a disciplinary background in the social sciences.

The professorship is based at the interdisciplinary Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies (HCIAS). The future position holder will be a member of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences. S/he will be held to the regulations for academic self-administration, teaching, and examination.

Candidates should have an outstanding international research profile in sociological, political, or economic analyses of culture and society in Latin America. The successful candidate should have demonstrated knowledge in empirical and comparative methods. Her/his research should be connected to and supplement the work of established groups at the HCIAS in the field of societal communication. S/he will establish a line of research at the HCIAS and the university’s regional academic platform, the Heidelberg Center Latin America (HCLA) in Santiago de Chile. S/he should have demonstrable experience in establishing disciplinary and interdisciplinary research projects and is expected to implement novel collaborative projects at both locations of the university’s regional focus. S/he should also have experience in the acquisition of third-party funding and in knowledge transfer.

It is expected that the successful candidate participates in study and doctoral programs in Ibero-American studies, and that s/he plays a leading role in joint grant applications at the HCIAS. The candidate should have outstanding publication and research records, and experience in teaching in English. Profound knowledge of Spanish and/or Portuguese is expected. Some functions of the position may be carried out on site in Santiago de Chile.

Prerequisites for application are a university degree, an excellent PhD and successful teaching experience. A habilitation or equivalent qualification (comparable to tenure requirements at international research universities) is an additional requirement (in accordance with article 47, paragraph 2 of the Higher Education Law of the state of Baden-Württemberg).

Applications will consist of (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV including lists of all scientific publications and third-party funds acquired in competitive proceedings, (3) a list of courses taught and teaching evaluations (where available); (4) a short research and teaching concept for the professorship at the HCIAS, and (5) university certificates and diplomas. Please send your complete application package to the Dean of the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Prof. Dr. Aurel Croissant. Submission per email to is recommended and sufficient. The postal address is: Bergheimer Str. 58, 69115 Heidelberg. The deadline for applications is 31 October 2021. Presentations are expected to take place online in early December 2021.

Heidelberg University stands for equal opportunities and diversity. Qualified female candidates are especially invited to apply. Disabled persons will be given preference if they are equally qualified. Information on the application process and the collection of personal data is available at