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Professorship in Digital Geographies (Frankfurt)

University Frankfurt am Main

The Department of Human Geography at the Faculty of Geoscience / Geography at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Germany invites applications for the following position, which is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States (BLP-TT), starting 01 April 2020:

Professorship (W1, tenure track) in Digital Geographies

The initial tenure track appointment as Assistant Professor (civil servant or public employee) is for six years according to § 64 of the Higher Education Act of the State of Hessen (HHG).  Upon positive evaluation, the incumbent will be promoted to a permanent position at a higher level (W2). The invitation to apply aims to reach early-stage researchers. According to § 64 (3) HHG candidates should not have obtained their PhD at Goethe University Frankfurt or should have worked as a researcher at an external institution for at least two years after their PhD. The doctorate should not date back to more than four years.

We seek to appoint an exceptional scholar whose empirical research – theoretically informed by either social science, cultural studies or science and technology studies – deals with the spatial dimensions of the digital reconfiguration of society. The successful candidate will contribute to the established fields of research at the Department of Human Geography and is expected to teach in the Bachelor and Master programmes of the Department of Human Geography. Required is a PhD in Human Geography or related fields.

The designated salary for the position is based on the German university pay scale or equivalent. Goethe University is committed to increasing the proportion of female faculty and therefore especially encourages women to apply. Applications of scientists from abroad are explicitly requested. Severely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration. For further information regarding the general conditions for professorship appointments and the BLP-TT, please see:

Qualified candidates are invited to send their applications to the Dean of the Faculty of Geosciences/Geography, Altenhöferallee 1, 60438 Frankfurt, until 17 March 2019 in one PDF file, including a cover letter, CV, research statement and teaching dossier (list of courses taught, course evaluation data summary and a statement of teaching philosophy). E-mail:

For further information, please contact, Prof. Dr. Marc Boeckler. E-mail:


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