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Recruitment Officer

Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches und internationales Strafrecht

The Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law, one of the leading centers for interdisciplinary research in public security matters in Europe, is organized in three research departments: criminal law, criminology, and a brand-new department of public security law. With its world-renowned, specialized library and numerous national and international co­operations, it offers an ideal environment for theoretical, normative, doctrinal, and empirical re­search. The Institute is part of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, one of the world’s most distinguished research organizations. Not only does the Max Planck Society of­fer the opportunity for trans- and interdisciplinary research and cooperation across all disciplines of legal studies among its 11 institutes engaged in the network of Max Planck Law, it also pro­actively supports its employees in the development of their careers.

We are now looking for a

Recruitment Officer

to be based in Freiburg i.Br., starting as soon as possible.

Your tasks will be to design, implement, and run medium- and long-term initiatives for recruit­ing excellent PhD / doctoral researchers and postdocs world-wide for the Freiburg Institute and the Max Planck Law network.

You will

  • Liaise with distinguished law schools and universities worldwide
  • Coordinate with the most important national and international funding organizations
  • Identify and use the most promising job placement and recruiting strategies
  • Establish a network of high-profile researchers and administrators in the field of public security law, criminal law, and criminology
  • Cooperate closely with and cater to the recruitment needs of partnering Max Planck Insti­tutes involved in Max Planck Law

Your profile

  • A degree in law, social sciences or humanities
  • Knowledge of the international research landscape
  • Practical experience in science communication, web knowledge, social media, and SEO
  • International experience from studying or working abroad
  • Excellent language proficiency in English
  • High degree of self-reliance and initiative
  • Team-worker with very good communication skills and intercultural competence
  • Experience in academic recruitment would be a strong asset

Freiburg is a vibrant, traditional German university town with a 900-year history, an internation­al atmosphere, and high recreational value. It is located in the border region of Southwest Ger­many, France, and Switzerland. Under the European Campus Program researchers can profit from the resources of several prolific research institutions.

We offer

A project based fix-term contract for initially five years. A full or part time contract is possible. Remuneration is regulated according to the federal tariff agreement for the public sector (TVöD); it includes all mandatory social insurances such as health care, unemployment, and retirement.

The Max Planck Society strives to ensure gender equality and diversity. Furthermore, the Max Planck Society is committed to employing more persons with disabilities and explicitly encour­ages applications from such qualified individuals. We welcome applications from all back­grounds.

The Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law is committed to the recon­ciliation of family and career. There are a limited number of daycare spots at a nearby childcare facility that are available to the children of institute employees. We also offer flexible working arrangements, such as teleworking, flextime, and the possibility to work part-time. A parent-child office can be used on-site.

Please submit an informative application (previous work experience, CV, and relevant tran­scripts) no later than 01-10-2019 electronically in one PDF-file to, PL-19-03 (max. 5 MB per e-mail).

For questions concerning the position offered please contact Dr. Carolin Hillemanns (

Location: Freiburg - Germany
Salary: See advert
Hours: Full Time, Part Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 9th August 2019
Closes: 1st October 2019
Job Ref: PL-19-03
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