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Professorship (W2) in Construction Operations - Planning and Management
Reference No.: 81/2018
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences offers a range of engineering, economics, health and human sciences courses to over 6,200 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 in the Department of Water, Environment, Civil Engineering and Safety:
W2 Professorship in Construction Operations - Planning and Management
The post holder will be responsible for teaching and research in all areas of construction planning and management - from project development and project management to planning and construction law. We are seeking an experienced teacher, with proven academic and practical experience and qualifications in an engineering context, who preferably will demonstrate experience and achievement in several of the following specialisms:
Project development incl. investment and finance planning
Project management / site supervision
Risk and quality management
Financial controlling of construction
Planning and construction law
In addition, knowledge of costing, and tendering and contracting is required.
Applicants will be expected to have completed a university degree, preferably in Civil Engineering specialising in Construction Operations.
With regard to teaching, the chair is primarily involved in the Bachelor’s and Master's programmes in Civil Engineering, Water Management, Safety and Hazard Defence and Energy-Efficient Construction and Renovation. When required, the post holder should also be capable of taking responsibility for the competent, practically-oriented teaching of adjacent subject areas. Where applicable, it may be necessary to take over teaching duties in other subjects / departments.
In general, classes are delivered in the German language. An additional requirement of the post is a readiness to deliver courses in the English language, which may also be held in blocks at foreign partner universities. Alongside a strong commitment to teaching, active involvement in the acquisition of third-party funding and interdisciplinary technical cooperation are also expected.
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 Law dated 26.07.2010 (official gazette 19/2010).
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 also 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 intends to participate in the federal Female Professors Programme. It 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 advertised post, please contact the Dean of the Department, Professor Dr. Torsten Schmidt by e-mail:
email@example.com or the Assistant to the Dean, Katja Lange (Tel.: +49 (0)391 886 4658, e-mail:
firstname.lastname@example.org). Please send your application quoting the reference number, and including your
curriculum vitae and a description of your professional and academic development including teaching activities and list of publications (please also enclose
a CD-ROM containing all of your application documents) by no later than 18.10.2018 to:
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Department of Human Resources
39011 Magdeburg, Germany