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Professorship (W2) of Health Policy
Reference No.: 48/2019
With around 5,800 students and over 500 employees, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied
Sciences is a medium-sized university at the heart of Saxony-Anhalt. Our locations in Magdeburg,
once an imperial residence and nowadays the state capital, and the Altmark town of Stendal, the
Brick Gothic capital and birthplace of Winckelmann, have long been known for their creative
spheres, and today also offer excellent studying, working and living conditions. In an interdisciplinary
environment of engineering, business, health and humanities subjects, we provide modern and
innovative programmes of study and embody a culture of high quality, which is anchored in our
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
of Health Policy (m/f/o)
Thanks to its new and dynamic combination of subjects, the Department of Social Work, Health and
Media is a department with an interdisciplinary focus that offers undergraduate BA and consecutive
and advanced (after a period of professional experience) MA degree programmes in a variety of
We are seeking candidates who are interested in further developing the practical teaching and
applied research in the profile areas of the university through relevant practical and scientific
activities. The subject area comprises health policy and healthcare provision in relation to social
work. These subject areas are to be covered on the following courses: BA in Health
Promotion/Management, BA in Social Work, and MA in Social and Health Journalism. The post
holder will be required to take over responsibility for the modules on the named courses. It would be
desirable for the future post holder to be in a position to transfer the scientific and theoretical
concepts pursued by the chair into practical projects in the city and region.
Your profile will include:
a university degree in a subject relevant to the area of the appointment,
particular aptitude for scientific work, which is evidenced by the quality of your dissertation in a
subject relevant to the area of appointment,
thematically relevant research and publication experience and the readiness to critically reflect
upon these in your teaching.
Experience in the acquisition of third-party funding and the support of research projects will be
advantageous. In addition, given the increasing internationalisation of the university, you will have
excellent knowledge of both written and spoken English. Experience abroad is also desirable.
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 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 as amended in the announcement dated 14.12.2010,
and most recently amended by the act amending the provisions of employment law dated
13.06.2018 (official gazette LSA page 72) and the guidelines on the procedures for appointing
professors at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences dated 13.06.2018 (BerufungsRL),
as amended. The ability to conduct scientific work must have been demonstrated by the conferral of
a doctorate. Furthermore, for professors at universities of applied sciences, the provisions of § 35
paragraph 2 no. 4 b HSG LSA also apply. Particular achievements in the application or development
of scientific knowledge and methods must have been demonstrated through several years of
professional practice, at least three years of which must have been outside of the higher education
sector. 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
Subject to fulfilment of the requirements, the successful candidate will 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 sentence 9 HSG LSA.
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences strives to increase the proportion of women in
research and teaching. We therefore expressly welcome applications from qualified female
academics or professional practitioners with academic experience. Magdeburg-Stendal University of
Applied Sciences is a certified family-friendly university and supports the compatibility of family and
working life in a variety of ways. Priority will be given to applications from severely disabled
candidates (m/f/o) who demonstrate equal professional aptitude and performance.
We attach a great deal of importance to support for students and integration of the university in the
region. For this reason, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences requires a high level of
presence from its teaching staff. Professors should be prepared to reside within the university's
Then we look forward to receiving your detailed application (covering letter, CV, list of publications,
list of third party funding acquisitions, description of your academic development, list of courses
presented and other proof of teaching proficiency, teaching concept, research plan and copies of
your five most important publications, together with copies of certificates and transcripts). Please
send them quoting reference number 48/2019 by 06.06.2019 to:
Should you have any questions regarding the substance of the post advertised, you are welcome to
contact the Associate Dean for Finance, Research and Internationalisation, Prof. Dr. Manuela
Schwartz (tel.: Dean's office +49 (0)391 886 4290 or firstname.lastname@example.org).
Questions regarding the application process itself should be directed to:
the Appointments Officer in the Rector's office on tel.: +49 (0)391 886 4196, email: