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Professorship (W2) of Sociology for Social Work
Reference No.: 95/2019
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 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
in the Department of Social Work, Health and Media at its Magdeburg site:
W2 Professor of Sociology for Social Work (m/f/o)
The future post holder will take responsibility for teaching, teaching research and research of the entire breadth of the subject of Sociology within the context
of Social Work, predominantly on the Bachelor EÖs programme 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 suitable qualifications evidenced by a relevant doctoral degree, we require proven knowledge and expertise in research, teaching and practice in the
fields of Sociology that are relevant to Social Work. To complement the teaching and research focal points on the programme, in-depth knowledge in one or more of the
fields of Political Sociology or Right-Wing Extremism or Social Inequality or Gerontology are also expected. 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 95/2019 by 26.09.2019 to:
39011 Magdeburg, Germany
Or email it to:email@example.com
(one document in PDF format, 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 V lker (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