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Professorship (W2) in Social Epidemiology and Health Reporting
Reference No.: 69/2017
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.
Subject to the availability of funding, Magdeburg-Stendal University of
Applied Sciences is seeking to fill, at the earliest opportunity, the following
post in the Department of Social Work, Health and Media:
W2 Professorship in
Social Epidemiology and
The professor will be responsible, on the health-related Bachelor’s and
Master’s degree courses based at the Magdeburg campus, for teaching
and research in Human Medicine with the focus on social medicine,
(social) epidemiology and health reporting, as well as human biology.
Contributions to research into healthcare provision are desirable. The
post holder will be responsible for teaching the principles of human and
social medicine taking into particular account health and sickness over the
lifespan from the point of view of health equity.
In terms of interdisciplinary collaboration, the post holder will make health
science-related contributions in both scholarship and practice to the
development of theories, strategies and methods of prevention and health
promotion based on the WHO concept.
The post holder shall also be responsible for organising and coordinating
teaching in the modules assigned to the chair.
Involvement in the internationalisation of the department, in the
development of health-related courses and in academic self-governance
are all part of the remit.
A commitment to participation in the transfer of theory and practice to the
regional healthcare system as well as to network building is also expected.
Candidates will be expected to hold a university degree in Human
Medicine plus an additional qualification in Social Medicine or a further /
supplementary degree in the field of Public Health, a relevant doctorate
and corresponding practical and teaching experience in the fields of social
epidemiology, health reporting and healthcare provision. Experience
in cooperation projects is desirable. The international orientation of the
course requires candidates to be able to demonstrate excellent English
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 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
Professor Dr. Kerstin Baumgarten (tel. +49 (0)391 886 4301 or email:
firstname.lastname@example.org). For questions regarding the
appointment process, please contact the Chair of the Appointment
Committee, Professor Dr. Dieter Masberg (tel.: +49 (0)391 886 4316 or
Please send your application by post only 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 by no later than 08.09.2017 at:
Hochschule Magdeburg Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Department of Human Resources