Modern, interconnected, conscious of tradition: Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
(MLU) is theoldest and largest university in the State of Saxony-Anhalt with a history dating
back more than 500years. Today more than 20,000 students are enrolled at the university. MLU’s
core research areas are inthe nanosciences and biosciences, the Enlightenment, as well as in
social and cultural research. Theuniversity is also home to a range of small disciplines, some of
which can be found nowhere else inGermany. The university has excellent national and
international ties, and works closely together withleading research institutes, industry, and more
than 250 universities around the world.
The Institute for School Pedagogy and Primary School Didactics in the Faculty of Philosophy III
–Educational Sciences at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg is seeking to appoint anoutstanding individual to a
Junior Professor (W1) of “Interdisciplinary Didactics in Primary Education” (Tenure Track W2)
Interdisciplinary didactics is a special feature of the study programme of primary education at
MartinLuther University Halle-Wittenberg. Cross-curricular topics and the interdisciplinary
curriculum as wellas didactics of the school entry phase are at the center of this course study
component. We are lookingfor a scientist who will represent and further develop the field in
research and teaching within theframework of a newly established junior professorship with
tenure-track. Applicants with a researchprofile in one or several school subject areas are also
welcome to apply for the position if they are opento develop an integrative and interdisciplinary
profile in primary education.
The successful candidate shall cooperate with the university’s Centre for Teacher Education (ZLB)
andcontribute to the conceptual development of the Learning Workshop Educational Sciences(“Lernwerkstatt Erziehungswissenschaften”). Further duties are stipulated in section 34 of the
Saxony-Anhalt State Law of Universities; especially participation in institutional and university
activities likecommittee work is expected.
With this junior professorship Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg aims at giving young
scientistswith excellent prospects to become independent at an early career stage and to offer
them long-termcareer prospects. This junior professorship with tenure-track to W2 is funded
by the Joint FederalGovernment-Länder (federal states) Tenure-Track Programme and is
therefore particularly targeted atearly career researchers.
Applicants need to fulfill the pre-conditions of appointment as stipulated in section 40 of the
Saxony-Anhalt State Law of Universities. In particular, the prerequisites for employment are a
successfullycompleted teaching degree in elementary school or in special education or a
comparable degree,experience in university teaching in the field of elementary school didactics
as well as pedagogicalability and a special aptitude for scientific work, which is usually
demonstrated by the outstandingquality of a relevant doctorate. Experience in the acquisition
of third-party funds is desirable. As a rule,the time period between the final doctoral degree
examination and the application for this juniorprofessorship should not exceed six years.
Due to the fact that the duties of the professorship include the education of teaching staff, andaccording to Section 35 (5) of the Saxony-Anhalt State Law of Universities, it is expected thatcandidates will have at least three years’ experience of teaching in a public or private school ordemonstrate suitable pedagogical experience.
Junior professorships are filled on the basis of a temporary civil service contract, initially for a
period ofthree years. The position shall be renewed for a further three years conditional upon a
positive interimevaluation. In the event of a positive tenure evaluation, a permanent W2 professorship
will be offeredwithout renewed advertisement and - provided that the general conditions
under civil service law arefulfilled - appointed as a civil servant for life, or alternatively to a
permanent employment contract underprivate law.
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg aims to increase the proportion of women appointed
aspermanent staff; therefore, appropriately qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged
to applyfor this position.
The Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg strives to provide an environment compatible
with work-life balance and has been certified as a family-friendly university since 2009.
Applications from candidates with severe disabilities are particularly welcome, and will be givenpreference in the event of equivalent qualification.
Applications in a digital format (preferably as a single pdf file) and in addition via mail should
include acomplete curriculum vitae, copies of qualifications, a brief description of the candidate’s
scientificbackground, a list of publications and successful third-party funding acquisition,
a description ofprevious teaching experience and the proof of school practice or appropriate
pedagogical experienceand completed form to determine the academic age
[www.prorektoratse.uni-halle.de/berufungsverfahren/juniorprofessuren__w1_/]. Please include
a private contact address andsend applications by 23 July 2021 to the following address:
Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
Dean of Faculty of Philosophy III
06099 Halle (Saale), Germany
Contact person for queries pertinent to the position please direct to Prof. Dr. Torsten Fritzlar
Tel.: +49-345-5523870, E-Mail:
The job announcement is subject to possible budget constraints. Please note thatthe University
is unfortunately unable to reimburse costs associated with theapplication.