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German Sport University Cologne
The German Sport University Cologne is a university inNorth-
Rhine-Westphaliawith over 6,000 students, including 390 PhD students. It employs about 350 scientists and over 300 staff in technical and administrative areas. The university’s
profile is characterized by the key topics of Performance, Health, Society and Education.
The German Sport University Cologne offers a comprehensive spectrum of research comprising different scientific disciplines and 24 degree programmes targeting
sport and movement. It is Germany’s only sport university and in its field one of the most renowned sport universities worldwide.
The position of
is to be filled by the 20th May, 2020.
A person of outstanding character is sought, who is experienced in the above mentioned disciplines and brings the necessary research expertise and qualities of leadership and is endowed with a strategic future-oriented creative drive. It is expected that the candidate can provide proof of the required experience of management in senior academic positions and excellent qualification in sport-scientific research and teaching in an international context.
Future challenges result from the position of the German Sport University Cologne in an increasing highly-competitive educational and research environment. Among other things, this includes a national and international competitive research, future-oriented teaching, digitalization, knowledge transfer as well as social transformation processes.
The national and international status of the German Sport University Cologne should be further developed in collaboration with the central committees (University Council and Senate), the scientific institutes and the administrative departments.
The initial term of office of the President at the German Sport University Cologne is six years, whereby re-elections of four years respectively are possible. The incumbent will also re-apply for a new term of office. The salary corresponds to W3 plus performance bonuses according to function.
For non-native speakers, the German language proficiency at C2 level according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is required and proof must be submitted at the time of application (Goethe Zertifikat C2, Großes Deutsches Sprachdiplom or DSH 3).
Applications from female candidates are explicitly requested.
everely disabled applicants with equal qualification and aptitude will be given preferential consideration.
Letters of applications with comprehensive documentation and a written concept (3-5 pages) describing your vision for the future development of the German Sport University Cologne as well as the structuring of the President´s Office as a collegial body are to be submitted to the following address until March 7th, 2019.
Chairman of the University Council
Herr Lothar Feuser
Am Sportpark Müngersdorf 6
If you have any inquiries, please contact the Office of the University Council, Ms. Anke Neumann Tel. +49 (0)221 4982-6082; e-Mail