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Professor (W2) of Child Development and Health
Reference No.: 127/2018
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences offers a range of engineering, economics, health and human sciences courses to over 5,800 students across two sites. As a family-friendly university on a green campus that is one of the loveliest in Germany, we offer attractive working conditions. Magdeburg, the City on the Elbe and once an imperial residence, has always appealed to creative minds from the sciences, culture and politics. This is equally true of our second location: the Hanseatic town of Stendal, the birthplace of Winckelmann and the capital of Brick Gothic.
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is seeking to fill, by 01.10.2019, the following post at its Stendal site in the Department of Applied Human Sciences on the BA programme in Applied Childhood Studies and the MA programme in Childhood Studies and Children‘s Rights:
W2 Professor of Child Development and Health (m/f/o)
This teaching and research post is a full-time post and comprises the following areas of emphasis:
health and sickness as the subject of social discourse and practices;
social epidemiology and its methods;
childhood development, involvement and participation in the context of health and sickness;
preventive and health-promoting interventions in childhood and adolescence;
development, planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate interventions in educational, social, childhood and youth policy areas of activity at national and international level;
health-promoting design of child-relevant living environments (esp. in accordance with the setting approach).
The following is required:
a university degree and doctorate in health sciences, social sciences, sociology, psychology or another relevant subject area;
the ability and readiness to work in an interdisciplinary team;
the readiness to deliver relevant classes on other programmes offered by the Department of Applied Human Sciences (childhood pedagogy, rehabilitation psychology).
International work and research experience would be an advantage.
General Conditions of Employment:
The conditions of employment for professors are contained in § 35 of the Higher Education Act of Saxony-Anhalt (HSG LSA) dated 05.05.2004 and most recently amended by the Act Amending the Provisions of Higher Education Act dated 26.07.2010 (official gazette 19/2010) as amended, and the Guidelines on the Procedures for Appointing Professors at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences dated 13.06.2018 (BerufungsRL) as amended.
The ability to conduct scientific work must have been demonstrated by the conferral of a doctorate. In particular, for professors in universities of applied sciences, it is the case that in accordance with § 35 para. 2 no. 4b (HSG LSA), specific achievements in the application or development of scientific knowledge and methods must have been demonstrated in professional practice of several years‘ duration, of which at least three years must have been outside the higher education sphere. Remuneration is in accordance with W2 of Remuneration Order W from the Act Reforming Remuneration Law in the State of Saxony-Anhalt (BesNeuRG LSA, official gazette 04/2011) as amended.
A further requirement is that professors should be prepared to take on teaching responsibilities in their subject area on other courses at the university. A commitment to technology and knowledge transfer and university self-governance is expected. Professors should be prepared to reside within the university's catchment area.
Subject to fulfilment of the requirements, the successful candidate would be appointed to the rank of civil servant with unlimited tenure or alternatively to an unlimited employment relationship under private law, in accordance with § 38 para. 1 line 9 HSG LSA.
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is seeking to increase the proportion of women among its scientific personnel and therefore expressly encourages qualified women to apply. In the event of equal professional suitability and achievements, severely disabled persons take precedence over applicants who are not granted preferential status by law.
Should you have any questions regarding the role, please contact the Dean, Professor Dr. Beatrice Hungerland (Tel.: +49 (0)3931 21 874812 or email the office of the Dean: email@example.com).
Please send your application by email only (one document in PDF format, max. 10 MB) quoting the reference number, and including your curriculum vitae and a description of your professional and academic development including teaching activities and a list of publications by no later than 10.01.2019 to: