Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) is one of the largest universities in Germany. Thanks to its location in the Rhine-Main science region, the university can unfold to its full potential and showcase its innovative power and dynamism. Its status as a comprehensive university allows for multidisciplinary learning and teaching and has great potential for internationally renowned, interdisciplinary research. Almost all of its institutes are located on a single campus close to the Mainz city center – creating a lively academic culture for researchers, teaching staff, and students from every continent.

Faculty 03: Law, Management and Economics/Endowed Chair for Public Law and Information Law, in particular Data Privacy Law (Prof. Dr. Matthias Bäcker, LL.M.) of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz

Academic staff member

Full-time (100%)

Your tasks:

  • Support of the chair holder in research and teaching
  • Independent research in the field of the endowed professorship with the aim of a doctorate or habilitation
  • Own teaching assignments in the scope of 4 semester hours per week
  • Assistance with examination activities
  • Independent preparation and realisation of working groups and courses for students within the scope of the teaching workload
  • Independent scientific work and further training

Your profile:

In addition to the general requirements according to public services law, applicants must meet the recruitment requirements stipulated in § 57 of the Hochschulgesetz of Rhineland-Palatinate.


  • A successfully completed university degree in law (first legal examination), preferably with honours (fully satisfactory or better) and in the case of the qualification goal of habilitation, a corresponding doctorate. 
  • Proven good knowledge of German law
  • Successful completion of the legal clerkship with the second state examination is desirable. 
  • Advanced prior knowledge in the main research areas of the professorship (German and European constitutional law, in particular fundamental rights; public information law, in particular data privacy law; public security law) is also desirable. Otherwise, a willingness to familiarise yourself with these areas is expected.

What we have to offer:

  • Jobticket, optional for the entire Rhine-Main area
  • Extensive human resources development offer
  • Flexible working time arrangements


The position is paid according to EG 13 TV-L and to be filled on 01 May 2024. The position is initially limited to a period of three years.


The position serves the purpose of academic qualification (doctorate / habilitation).


JGU is diverse and welcomes qualified applications from people with varied backgrounds.


We aim to increase the number of women in the field of research and teaching and therefore encourage female researchers to apply.


Candidates with severe disabilities and appropriate qualifications will be given priority.

Are you ready for a new challenge and interested in this varied and responsible position? Then submit your complete application by March 6th, 2024, preferably via the „Apply now“ button.

For questions and further information please contact the secretary office (Chair of Prof. Bäcker) by phone 06131/39-27880 or e-mail: 

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