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Professorship (W2) in Water Supply
Magdeburg Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Reference No.: 120/2017
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, by 01.04.2019, the
following post in the Department of Water, Environment, Civil Engineering and Safety at
its Magdeburg site:
W2 Professorship in Water Supply
The post holder will be responsible for teaching and researching all aspects of the water
supply - from raw water catchment, water treatment and storage to water distribution.
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:
planning, construction and renovation of water supply systems
state-of-the-art drinking water treatment methods
management of water supply systems
network optimisation and renewal strategies
protection and exploitation of water resources
Applicants will be expected to have completed a university degree in Civil Engineering or
Water Management specialising in domestic water management.
With regard to teaching, the professorship is primarily involved in the Bachelor‘s and
Master‘s programmes in Water Management, Recycling and Waste Management and
Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Water, Environment, Civil Engineering and Safety.
A 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. 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.
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 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 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, Felix Elze (Tel.: +49 (0)391 886 4299, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Please send your application quoting the reference number (120/2017), 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 05.04.2018 to:
Magdeburg Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Department of Human Resources
39011 Magdeburg, Germany