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Professorship of Human Genetics (Tenure Track)
Published(146 days ago)
Deadline for applications(90 days ago)
Bielefeld University / Medical School OWLBielefeld
The following professorship in Clinical-Theoretical Medicine is to be filled as soon as possible:
Professorship of Human Genetics
Create the new Medical School OWL at Bielefeld University with us: interprofessional,
future-oriented, diverse and strong in research and teaching
Bielefeld University stands for interdisciplinarity, high quality of research and teaching as well as the further development of a gender-balanced university culture.
In 2019, the largest scientific institution in the East Westphalia-Lippe region (OWL) celebrates its 50th anniversary. A unique diversity of subjects and people ensure interdisciplinary, innovative research and teaching at the highest level giving 25,000 students access to a diverse range of subjects in the humanities, the natural and social sciences, and technology. In addition to its international orientation, Bielefeld University has an excellent network in its city and region.
Bielefeld University is developing an innovative human medical school with an interdisciplinary medical orientation. The teaching and research activities are scheduled to start in the winter semester 2021/22. The clinical training will take place in cooperation with specialist clinics forming the University Hospital OWL which is currently being established.
As a holder of one of the first professorships, you will be significantly involved in the planning and implementation of the human medicine model degree programme in accordance with ÄApprO (German medical licensing regulations) and have the opportunity to implement innovative concepts in medical training. Experience in the development and implementation of innovative teaching concepts is expressly desired. In particular, we expect a willingness to help develop the model study course and represent your subject in cooperation with other related disciplines.
You will also actively participate in developing the medical research profile of the University. A strong focus will be „medicine for people with disabilities and chronic diseases“. We expect willingness to participate in the development of this research profile. In particular, we expect intensive cooperation in one of the research areas that is currently planned:
and/or in one of the medical research fields to be developed:
Microbial diversity in the human habitat
Data science for medical care
Working experience in these areas will be an advantage.
You will work closely together with the founding dean, the dean‘s office and professors from other disciplines when setting up the Medical School OWL.
For this exciting task, Bielefeld University is looking for creative, ambitious and bold scientists.
The position will be filled in accordance with qualifications, experience and the personal requirements of the applicant – at the level W3, W2 or W2 with Tenure Track.
The teaching load covers 9 LVS in accordance with sect. 3 (1) No. 1 LVV (teaching responsibility regulation) from the beginning of the study programme. These requirements comply with sect. 36 HG (Higher Education Act).
The following prerequisites apply to the appointment of the professorship:
An outstanding and internationally conspicuous personality who can fully represent the respective subject in teaching and has excellent research achievements in the respective subject area
International publishing activities and experience in the acquisition and management of third-party funded projects
Ideally, experience in translational research
Willingness to contribute to the establishment of a strong research profile and to engage in research and teaching cooperations in the Medical School, but also across faculties
Willingness and motivation to help shape an innovative medical curriculum in the sense of a model study course according to ÄApprO (German medical licensing regulation)
Experience and commitment in supporting young people
Relevant teaching experience for the subject to be represented
Additional scientific achievements post doctorate in accordance with sect. 36 (1) no. 4 HG (Higher Education Act) NRW, which qualify one in taking over the professorship.
The following professorship in Clinical-Theoretical Medicine is to be filled as soon as possible
Professorship of Human Genetics
In this position, you will be responsible for building a bridge between clinical medicine and interdisciplinary basic research and teaching in the field. High commitment in teaching and research - with a direct link to health care - is expected. The establishment and management of a service unit with a wide range of services for patients and their attending physicians is expressly desired. What is also expected is a concept for integrating the subject into future research areas/profile fields - in particular for medicine for people with disabilities and chronic illnesses.
Interdisciplinary networking with the Centre for Biotechnology (CeBiTec) is expected, particularly regarding the use of genomic, post-genomic and bioinformatic methods.
There is a competitive laboratory infrastructure available. The central animal facility at the university allows biomedical research on small mammals in accordance with international standards. Further analytical and methodological competences, e.g. high-resolution microscopic methods, are established at Bielefeld University.
Your supplementary profile for the general requirements:
A relevant university degree, a doctorate, additional scientific achievements and multi-year professional experience relevant to the subject area
Clinical diagnostic competences
The development process of the Medical School OWL at Bielefeld offers a great deal of creative activities and is associated with many and varied challenges. We would like to offer this professorship to someone who creatively and ambitiously shapes this structure in research and teaching. Furthermore, a strong commitment to participation in the university‘s academic autonomy is a part of the task profile.
In addition to the usual application documents and information, we kindly ask you to submit a 2-page teaching and research concept which refers both to the planned profile of the Medical School and to previous relevant experience. The concept papers should also integrate current and/or future gender- and diversity-specific content relevant to the professorship.
Finally, we expect a brief presentation on your planned gender equality activities, in particular for promoting of female junior scientists and the reconciliation of work and family life.
Medical School OWL
– The founding dean Prof. Dr. Claudia Hornberg –
PO Box 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld, Germany
Telephone 0521 106-67467 (secretary Prof. Dr. Hornberg) firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications from suitably qualified disabled and severely disabled persons are explicitly encouraged.
Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognised as a family-friendly university. The university has a strong gender equality policy regarding to the appointment of professorships and would specifically like to invite qualified women to apply. Applications will be handled according to the National Equality Act.
Bielefeld University promotes dual career couples and supports them with a service offer in structuring a mutual work/life balance.
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