Junior Professorship (W1) for Educational Psychology and Empirical Research Methods with tenure-track to W2
University of Koblenz-Landau
The Koblenz Campus of the University of Koblenz-Landau will become an independent university by January 2023. As the interdisciplinary university in the north of Rhineland-Palatinate, it will engage in knowledge - transformation - innovation in the profile areas of "Education", "Computer Sci-ence", "Culture and Communication" and "Materials and Environment". As such, it aims to provide impulses for teacher training and the region. We encourage you to help us shape the future University of Koblenz right from the start!
Funded by the Tenure Track Program of the German Federal Government and the Federal States (WISNA), the Faculty 1: Educational Sciences at the Campus Koblenz invites applications for
a Junior Professorship (W1/Assistant Professor) for
Educational Psychology and Empirical Research Methods
with tenure-track to W2.
The position at the Institute for Psychology is to be filled by April 1st, 2021. The inter-institutional research areas of Faculty 1 are "System and Organization", "Difference and Heterogeneity", "Culture and Knowledge" and "Individual Development and Change".
The holder of the position should represent the subjects of Educational Psychology and Empirical Research Methods in research and teaching.
Part of the jobholder‘s duties is to participate in the faculty‘s study programs (Two-Major Bachelor‘s degree in Psychology, the consecutive Master‘s degree currently being developed, BA in Pedagogy, MA in Education Science, BAs and MAs in Education). During the first phase of employment, the teaching load is 4 hours per semester.
We expect the applicant to participate in tasks of academic self-administration, promotion of young academics and international exchange programs.
Applicants are anticipated to relate their own research in at least one of the inter-institutional research areas of Faculty 1. For the research profile, a connection to one of the research areas of the Institute Culture and Diversity, Environment and Digitization is desirable. The Institute of Psychology offers attractive working conditions, a cooperative atmosphere and excellent laboratory equipment (two experimental laboratories with biopsychological equipment - like GSR sensors -, VR technology, eye tracker, emotion recognition software). With your own ideas and set of course you can help shape the future development of the Institute and actively contribute impulses that will further ad-vance research and teaching at the University of Koblenz-Landau.
A post-graduate university degree in the field of psychology (or neighboring field), pedagogical com-petence, as well as special aptitude for scientific work are prerequisites. The latter is typically demonstrated by a very good quality of the candidate‘s doctorate. Experience with international peer-reviewed publications is expected and experience in the acquisition of third-party funding or in the implementation of third-party funded projects is desirable.
After their doctorate, applicants should have acquired academic experience at a different university; at the least, they need to have two years of academic experience at an institution other than the University of Koblenz-Landau.
As stipulated by the Hochschulgesetz (Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act), terms of academic employment before or after receiving the doctorate should not add up to more than six years (excluding maternal and parental leave). § 2 Abs. 3 Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (Academic Short-Term Labor Contract Act) applies accordingly.
This tenure-track Professorship is funded through the WISNA-program and therefore addresses early career researchers. Positions can only be filled with candidates meeting the criteria stipulated in the WISNA-program.
Junior Professors are hired as temporary public servants for an initial period of three years. Upon successful evaluation, the appointment will be extended for another three years.
A tenure-evaluation will be conducted during the second phase of employment. Upon positive evaluation,
Junior Professors will be promoted to a permanent W2-professorship if the legal requirements
of the Hochschulgesetz (Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act; in particular § 50 Abs.
5 S. 3) and the general public service requirements are fulfilled.
The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and the University of Koblenz-Landau are committed to a policy
of intense personal mentoring for students and therefore expect a strong presence of teaching staff
at the university.
The university is committed to equal employment opportunities and strongly encourages women to
apply for the position. Female applicants are hired preferentially given equal qualification and aptitude
for the position as long as underrepresentation persists. Preferential treatment is not given in
cases where serious reasons outweigh equal opportunity considerations.
Applicants with disabilities will be considered preferentially as long as they are equally qualified.
Please submit your complete application documents (academic curriculum vitae, certificates and
degrees, etc.) to Personalreferat der Universität Koblenz-Landau, Präsidialamt, Rhabanusstr.
3, 55118 Mainz no later than July 27th 2020 stating the reference number 48/2020. Applications
via email are not encouraged.