W1-Junior Professorship in Economic Geography with focus on Tourism Geography, Tenure Track (W2) according to LBesG (m/f/d)

The Department VI, Spatial and Environmental Sciences seeks to fill the following vacancy as soon as possible:

W1-Junior Professorship in Economic Geography with
focus on Tourism Geography, Tenure Track (W2)
according to LBesG (m/f/d)

The post is a civil service fixed term position which involves subject specific research and teaching duties.

This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States. It is aimed at junior researchers in an early career phase and with extraordinary potential for a further academic career.

The applicant is expected to represent the field mentioned in research and teaching and to provide innovative, thought-provoking impulses to the field of Tourism Geography. Until recently, tourism was considered the leading economy of the 21st century, with corresponding local and global consequences. The current multiple crises highlight the urgent need to rethink and transform the tourism sector. Against this backdrop, we particularly encourage candidates whose work draws on critical human geography to apply.

Applicants should have a proven publication record (appropriate for their career stage) and demonstrate research experience in the field of economic geography, with a focus on tourism, extensive knowledge of quantitative or qualitative methods in geography as well as initial experience in obtaining external funding.

We are particularly interested in candidates with a conceptual and methodological focus in one of the following fields: tourism in globalization contexts, Conflicts over space, resource conflicts, Inequality resulting from tourism valorisation, Political economy, commodification, Alternative economies, post-growth.

The applicant is expected to broaden the profile of human geography at the University of Trier and to strengthen geography. Applicants should include a research statement in their application which outlines research plans including intra- and interdisciplinary cooperation and identifies potentials for third party funding applications.

The post holder will contribute to the delivery of Bachelor's and Master's degree programs and the teacher training programs in geography. The ability to and experience with university teaching must be demonstrated in an appropriate form. Interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaboration in research and teaching is desired.

Applicants must meet the general requirements according to public services law and the Higher Education Act of Rhineland-Palatinate (§ 54HochSchG – Higher Education Act). We expect the ability to teach in German.

The employment term (limited term with civil service status) will generally run for six years. After three years and not later than the end of the fourth year of employment an interim evaluation will be conducted. This evaluation is to give an orientation with regard to the standard of performance in teaching and research. After a final successful evaluation as Assistant Professor after six years, and provided the general requirements are fulfilled, the candidate will qualify for appointment to a tenured full professorship (W2). We refer to § 50 (5) 5 and 6 HochSchG – Higher Education Act in this context.

The State of Rhineland-Palatinate and Trier University are committed to intensive personal mentoring for students and, therefore, expect strong presence of teaching staff at the University. Trier University aims to increase the quota of women in research and teaching, and encourages female academics to apply. Disabled candidates with appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

Applications with the usual documents [curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, list of publications, teaching portfolio] as well as a research concept, should be sent to the Dean of Department VI of the University of Trier, 54286 Trier (as well as a digital PDF copy to dekfb6@uni-trier.de). Application deadline is 02.02.2021. For further information please contact Professor Thomas Udelhoven, Dean of Department VI (udelhove@uni-trier.de).

Please do not submit application documents in folders or envelopes and only as uncertified copies, as the documents will not be returned; they will be destroyed after the selection process has been completed.