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In the Department of Human Sciences at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Institute of General and Vocational Education, an

Assistant professorship (W2, Tenure Track)
for School Pedagogics

(Code. No. 527)
is to be filled as soon as possible.
The Institute of General and Vocational Education focusses on topics of future relevance like education, work, professionalisation and digitalisation. It pursues challenges for pedagogical theory and practice resulting from fundamental social change.
We are looking for a qualified junior scientist with a research profile in the field of school pedagogics compatible with the focus of the institute. The professor must have a solid track record in school pedagogics both in research and teaching. We are looking for applicants analysing educational processes in their social context while incorporating the heterogeneous student body in our schools and focussing on teacher education, professionalization and curriculum development. Furthermore, the applicant should contribute to the specific profile of Technische Universität Darmstadt, including its ’MINTplus’ project (Mathematics, Computer Science, Natural Sciences, Technology) and the federal quality campaign for improving teacher training.
Commitment to interdisciplinary and international research cooperation and active participation in the development of teacher training courses in co-operation with the Centre for Teacher Training and various fields of subject-matter education at Technische Universität Darmstadt are expected of the successful applicant.
Teaching responsibilities will be mainly in teacher training courses (for secondary school and vocational school branches) as well as in the education majors.
Applicants are expected to have an excellent doctoral degree in education as well as pedagogical qualifications. Previous professional practice in schools is expected as per § 62 Abs. 4 Hessisches Hochschulgesetz (HHG).
The professorship is financed by funds from the "Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses".
Regulations on the maximum period of scientific activities after the acquisition of the PhD degree as well as all additional requirements for employment are subject to § 64 section 3 HHG in the respective current versions. The assistant professorship is designed as qualification professorship as per § 64 HHG. For the position the option for a tenured full professorship after a successful tenure procedure is given.
The position is initially limited to six years. Remuneration follows the German W-Besoldung at level W2 Hessisches Besoldungsgesetz.
The Technische Universität Darmstadt intends to increase the number of female employees and encourages female candidates to apply. In case of equal qualifications applicants with a degree of disability of at least 50 or equal will be given preference. Part-time employment is generally possible.
The Technische Universität Darmstadt is certified as a family-friendly university and offers a dual career program.
Applications should include a cover letter indicating the position code number and be accompanied by the usual documents (CV, copies of diplomas, descriptions of activities in teaching and research), all in a single pdf document to be sent to the Dean of the Department of Human Sciences: Prof. Dr. Petra Grell, Alexanderstr. 10, D-64283 Darmstadt (
Application deadline: January 15, 2018

Closing date: 15.01.2018
Closing date: 15 January 2018 Published on on date 14 December 2017
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