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Professorship (W2) of Social Work Science
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Reference No.: 26/2020
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 mission statement.
Subject to the availability of funding, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is seeking, for an unlimited period, to fill the following full-time post
including 16 lecture periods per week in the Department of Social Work, Health and Media at its Magdeburg site by 01.04.2021:
W2 Professor of Social Work Science
The Department of Social Work, Health and Media has an interdisciplinary focus and offers basic and advanced BA and MA degree programmes in different disciplines.
The future post holder will take responsibility for the teaching, teaching research and research aspects of the theory and practice of Social Work, predominantly on the programmes in Social Work.
They will be responsible for organising and coordinating teaching in the modules assigned to the chair. The role includes active involvement in the development of the subject,
the Social Work programmes and the internationalisation of the department, as well as in academic self-governance at the university.
In keeping with the alignment of the department, the post holder will be expected to engage in cooperation with social, health care and educational institutions in the region on
teaching-related projects and in research. Over and above this, a commitment to the acquisition and supervision of third-party funded projects is desirable.
In addition to a successfully completed undergraduate degree in the area of Social Work / Social Pedagogy and suitability demonstrated by a relevant doctorate, we expect the
post holder to have in-depth practical and methodological expertise in Social Work as well as points of access into the development of Social Work Science. To complement the
offering on the course, areas of teaching and research emphasis in Critical Social Work or Digitalisation or Migration or Social Gerontology will be welcomed.
A readiness and ability to conduct classes in English is also required.
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.
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 the Higher Education Act dated 26.07.2010 (official gazette 19/2010) as amended, 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 be evidenced by the quality of the doctorate held by the successful candidate. 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.
A post remunerated at W2 level is available for the professorship (Remuneration Order W from the Act Reforming Remuneration Law in the State of Saxony-Anhalt (BesNeuRG LSA, official gazette 04/2011) as amended).
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.
We will support you in working in an autonomous manner in a creative environment with regional partners from the scientific and industrial hub of Saxony-Anhalt and with partners on the national and international stage.
As a university of applied sciences we offer a professorship with plenty of creative potential and the opportunity to combine your teaching activities with application-oriented research and practical projects.
A service-oriented university administration with committed members of staff will support you in the implementation of your ideas in teaching and research.
As a family-friendly university, we also support the compatibility of family and career in a variety of ways. To this end we provide a family-friendly and healthy working environment. A family-friendly infrastructure offering a high quality of life in our university towns of Magdeburg and Stendal enable you to live and work in the regional environment of the university.
We aim to systematically promote the careers of women and are striving to increase the proportion of women in science. For this reason we would be particularly pleased to receive applications from qualified women. Priority will be given to applications from severely disabled candidates 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. Accordingly we expect that you will base yourself in the region.
We look forward to receiving your detailed application with certificates, references and evidence of your professional and scientific expertise (covering letter, curriculum vitae with details of your professional and scientific development, list of publications, list of third-party funding acquisitions, list of courses taught and other evidence of teaching qualifications, teaching and research concepts plus copies of your five most important publications as well as copies of certificates and accompanying documentation).
Please send your application quoting reference number 26/2020 by 02.04.2020 to:
39011 Magdeburg, Germany or email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(one document as a PDF file, max. 10 MB)
Should you have any questions regarding the advertised post, please contact Professor Dr Sascha Weber (Tel.: +49 (0)391 886 4115 or email:
Any questions regarding the application process itself should be directed to the Appointments Officer in the Rector's Office, Ms Antje Völker (Tel.: +49 (0) 391 886 4196 or email:
Further information on appointing professors at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences and on the course of the appointment process can be found