Tenure Track Professorship (W2/W3) "Vocational Didactics in the field of Mechatronics - Media - Mobility"
Technische Universität Berlin
Technische Universität Berlin – Faculty I Humanities and Educational Sciences –
currently has a vacancy at the Institute of Vocational Education and Work Studies for a
Tenure Track Professorship, remuneration group W2, fixed term 5 years, to be continued as a lifetime professorship, remuneration group W3
in "Vocational Didactics in the field of Mechatronics – Media – Mobility".
This professorship should be seen in the context of Technische Universität Berlin’s goal to recruit and advance junior
scholars in the early stage of their career. The tenure track professorship is limited to five years. A lifelong professorship
will be offered conditional upon the fulfillment of the determined evaluation criteria and hiring requirements for a lifelong
professorship. Information about the evaluation criteria can be found on Technische Universität Berlin’s website,
https://www.tu-berlin.de/fakultaet_i/menue/service/stellenausschreibungen/parameter/en or quick access
Reference number: I-531/21 (starting at the earliest possible / tenure track / closing date for applications 28/10/21)
The field "Vocational Didactics of Mechatronic – Media – Mobility" shall be domain-specific represented
in full width and depth in its research and teaching area. It should represent the teaching degree related bachelor's and
master's degree courses in the professional fields of metal-technology, electrical-technology, information-technology,
vehicle-technology and media-technology. This includes: curriculum and professional field research, vocational didactic
teaching research, action-oriented learning research as well as domain-specific vocational education and training
research. The following focal points are to be integrated in relation to the domain-areas of mechatronics, media and
mobility: qualification of vocational teachers, vocational education and training for sustainable development, digitization
of professional work and education, internationalization of work and vocational education and training as well as gender
and diversity covering issues of migration, heterogeneity, inclusion and language education. Lectures have to be
conducted primarily in the master’s and bachelor’s teacher training courses in German and English in the assigned
professional subjects. Close cooperation with the corresponding subject-specific schools as well as the Berlin vocational
secondary school centers that are relevant to the field is expected. A participation in the further development of the
teaching-related bachelor's and master's degree by the School of Education at the Technische Universität Berlin
(SETUB) is also expected.
Further responsibilities include leadership and management of the work group and its staff, promotion of young scholars, women and social diversity, knowledge technology transfer,
internationalization initiatives, gender- and diversity-competent and sustainability-oriented action as well as committee and commission work.
The candidate must fulfill the hiring requirements pursuant to Section 100 ff. Berlin State Higher
Education Act. Of particular importance are a university degree in one of the named vocational subjects of an academic
teacher training, engineering science or a related subject, a strong aptitude for research demonstrated, as a rule, by the
quality of the doctorate/PhD in vocational pedagogy, vocational didactics, engineering science or a similar subject,
further research achievements, if possible in vocational didactics in one of the subject areas, teaching skills
demonstrated by a teaching portfolio (for further information about the portfolio, see Technische Universität Berlin’s
website, https://www.tu-berlin.de/menue/einrichtungen/praesidium/projekte_des_praesidiums/neuberufene/berufungsportal/bewerbung/lehrportfolio/parameter/en/ or quick access 144242) and, if possible, three years of school experience. Relevant
teaching experience at vocational schools is an advantage. Furthermore, the successful acquisition and management of
third-party funded projects is required.
Technische Universität Berlin expects its professors to have the competence to take responsibility for the management
and strategic development of the department and the staff. This includes qualifications or a relevant commitment to
promoting junior scholars and women as well as gender and diversity competence in the sense of creating diversity-sensitive
working and study conditions. The willingness to participate in academic self-administration is a prerequisite.
The content-related impetus in research and teaching should contribute to internationalization and sustainability-oriented
action and the ability to do so should be demonstrated. Experience with interdisciplinary cooperation, initiatives in
science communication and knowledge or technology transfer are desirable. As an internationally distinguished
university, we require very good knowledge of English and expressly welcome applications from non-German-speaking
academics who are willing to learn the German language as soon as possible.
Technische Universität Berlin strives to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and therefore
strongly encourages qualified female canditates to apply. Qualified individuals with disabilities will be favored.
Technische Universität Berlin offers its tenure track professors structured mentoring to support their professional
development. The university values the diversity of its members and is committed to equality of opportunity. It is a
certified family-friendly university and its Dual Career Service can assist you and your family with your move to Berlin.
Please send your written application by 28th October 2021 indicating the job reference number I-531/21 including the
appropriate documentation (letter of application, curriculum vitae, exposé on applicability, research concept, teaching
portfolio, list of publications, list of third-party funded projects carried out and copies of grades and titles) by email in a
single PDF-attachment to Prof. Dr. Thorsten Roelcke, Dean of Faculty I – Humanities, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Electronic documents submitted using cloud services such as WE-Transfer or Dropbox cannot be accepted.
Alternatively, applications may be submitted in writing together with a digital version (on a standard digital storage
device, e.g. USB drive) to the Technische Universität Berlin – Der Präsident –, Dekan der Fakultät I, Prof. Dr. Thorsten
Roelcke, Sekr. FH 4-1, Fraunhoferstr. 33-36, 10587 Berlin. Applications should not exceed 30 pages. The appointment
committee may at their own discretion request further documents at a later date. For cost reasons, the application
documents will not be returned. Please only submit copies.
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