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Professorship (W2) of the Psychology of Human-Technology Interaction
Reference No.: 114/2018
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences offers a range of engineering, economics, health and human sciences courses to over 5,800 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 availability of funding, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is seeking to fill, at the earliest opportunity, the following post in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at its Stendal site:
W2 Professor of the Psychology of
The post holder will, for a total of 16 semester hours per semester, be responsible for teaching the subject at introductory and on a more in-depth level with application to rehabilitation, on the Bachelor‘s degree course in "Human-Technology Interaction", as well as for the supervision of final dissertations, until 31.12.2023. Above all, the teaching will comprise classes on neuro- and cognition psychological as well as human biological-anatomical and sensory neuroscientific principles, on rehabilitation psychology, and in particular on health and sickness behaviour, and needs assessment as well as acceptance research and participatory decision-making. A close relationship in terms of content to rehabilitation psychology topics in a field of practice with a strong requirement for research on human-technology interaction, e.g. neuropsychology, geriatrics, paediatrics or orthopaedics as well as industrial, organisational and business psychology is desirable.
Furthermore, the post holder will be expected
to be prepared to teach and cooperate on an interdisciplinary basis in the new course in "Human-Technology Interaction" (at the Magdeburg site), which is offered jointly by the Departments of Applied Human Sciences (Stendal site), Social Work, Health & Media and Engineering & Industrial Design (both Magdeburg site),
to be prepared to further develop the course offering in respect of "Human-Technology Interaction" and the realisation of innovative curricular concepts (e.g. innovative forms of teaching and learning to bridge the distance between the two sites) and their implementation in terms of higher education didactics,
to be prepared to take an active role in academic self-governance (Departmental Council at the Stendal site, Senate, predominantly at the Magdeburg site),
to have experience in regional and local networking. The Department has, thanks to its courses in Rehabilitation Psychology, an excellent network of medical rehabilitation facilities and facilities dedicated to participation in working life and the community. These should be maintained and expanded by the post holder.
Your application should contain proof of
a completed degree in Psychology, Social or Health Sciences,
at least five years of professional practice after completion of your studies (in accordance with the provisions of the Universities Act of the state of Saxony-Anhalt), of which at least 3 years must be outside of academia.
Thematically relevant theoretical and empirical research and publication experience and the readiness to critically reflect upon these are also required.
You should also be able to demonstrate a particular aptitude for scientific work, which can be evidenced by a post-doctoral degree in one of the above-mentioned specialities.
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 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 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 commitment to technology and knowledge transfer and university self-governance is expected. Professors should be prepared to reside within the university‘s catchment area.
Subject to fulfilment of the requirements, the successful candidate would be appointed to the rank of civil servant with limited tenure or alternatively to a limited employment relationship under private law, in accordance with § 38 para. 1 line 9 HSG LSA. A subsequent conversion to the rank of civil servant with unlimited tenure or to an unlimited employment relationship under private law in accordance with § 38 para. 1 line 9 HSG LSA is possible, subject to meeting the relevant requirements.
Here at Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences we aim to foster the careers of women in areas in which they are under-represented, and therefore particularly welcome applications from female candidates. 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 on the field of work, Professor Dr. habil. Gabriele Helga Franke (email@example.com) will be pleased to be of assistance.
Please send your application by email only (one document in PDF format, max. 10 MB) quoting the reference number, and including your curriculum vitae and a description of your professional and academic development including teaching activities and a list of publications by no later than 27.12.2018 to: