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Professorship (W2) in Online Journalism and Text Production
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Reference No.: 109/2017
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 the following post in
the Institute of Journalism in the Department of Social Work, Health and Media at the
earliest possible opportunity:
W2 Professorship in Online
Journalism and Text Production
Applicants should be capable of taking responsibility for teaching of and research into
the subject on the department‘s Journalism programmes. First and foremost, this includes
teaching in the areas of text-based journalism for online and print media. They will be
expected to demonstrate an active commitment to the support of students with respect
to both teaching and final thesis work. Furthermore, as part of his or her activities, the
professor will be expected to undertake research projects that are compatible with the
key research area of Media - Democracy - Participation.
The holder of the professorship should have extensive professional practical experience
in the creation and editing of journalistic texts and ideally have experience of working
on cross-media editorial teams.
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 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
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 this post, please feel free to contact Professor
Dr. Jan Pinseler (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the Assistant to the Dean, Kerstin
Hahn (phone.: +49 (0)391 886 4774, e-mail: email@example.com).
Please send your application by e-mail only (one document in PDF format, max. 10
MB) quoting reference number 109/2017, 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 07.12.2017 at:
firstname.lastname@example.orgMagdeburg Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Department of Human Resources
39011 Magdeburg, Germany