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Reference No.: 109/2017
Magdeburg Stendal University of Applied Sciences offers a range of engineering, economics, health and human sciences courses to over 6,200 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.
Magdeburg Stendal University of Applied Sciences is seeking to fill the following post in the Institute of Journalism in the Department of Social Work, Health and Media at the earliest possible opportunity:

W2 Professorship in Online Journalism and Text Production

Applicants should be capable of taking responsibility for teaching of and research into the subject on the department‘s Journalism programmes. First and foremost, this includes teaching in the areas of text-based journalism for online and print media. They will be expected to demonstrate an active commitment to the support of students with respect to both teaching and final thesis work. Furthermore, as part of his or her activities, the professor will be expected to undertake research projects that are compatible with the key research area of Media - Democracy - Participation.
The holder of the professorship should have extensive professional practical experience in the creation and editing of journalistic texts and ideally have experience of working on cross-media editorial teams.
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 Law dated 26.07.2010 (official gazette 19/2010).
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 further requirement is that professors should be prepared to take on teaching responsibilities in their subject area on other courses at the university. A commitment to technology and knowledge transfer and university self-governance is also expected. Professors should be prepared to reside within the university catchment area.
Subject to fulfilment of the requirements, the successful candidate would 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 line 9 HSG LSA.
Magdeburg Stendal University of Applied Sciences is seeking to increase the proportion of women among its scientific personnel and therefore expressly encourages qualified women to apply. 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 regarding this post, please feel free to contact Professor Dr. Jan Pinseler ( or the Assistant to the Dean, Kerstin Hahn (phone.: +49 (0)391 886 4774, e-mail:
Please send your application by e-mail only (one document in PDF format, max. 10 MB) quoting reference number 109/2017, 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 07.12.2017 at:
Magdeburg Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Department of Human Resources
Postfach 3655
39011 Magdeburg, Germany

Closing date: 07.12.2017
Closing date: 7 December 2017 Published on on date 8 November 2017
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