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Reference No.: 20/2018

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, at the earliest opportunity, the following post in the Department of Social Work, Health and Media:

W2 Professorship in Sign Language

The applicant will be responsible primarily for teaching and research on the BA Sign Language Interpreting programme and should be able to cover the following areas:
  • teaching and research in the fields of sign language interpreting theory and practice,
  • theoretical and practical training of sign language interpreters,
  • content and organisational responsibility for teaching modules in the fundamentals
  • and practice of sign language interpreting and translation sciences,
  • guidance and support of students producing final dissertations.
Furthermore, involvement in the design and development of the BA programme in Sign Language Interpreting and the European Master’s in Sign Language Interpreting (EUMASLI) plus a readiness to develop vocational further education programmes, and interdisciplinary involvement in the Department of Social Work, Health and Media are also expected.
An aptitude for academic work, demonstrated by a doctorate or comparable academic publications in the field of sign language interpreting or sign language, outstanding German language and German sign language skills plus solid English language skills are also required.
In addition, relevant practical experience as a sign language interpreter, experience in academic teaching, and the readiness to work in a team of hearing and deaf colleagues are also expected.
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 the role or the appointment process, please contact Professor Dr. Jens Hessmann (tel. +49 (0)391 886 4450 or email:
Please send your application (no emails) quoting the reference number (20/2018), and including your curriculum vitae and a description of your professional and academic development including teaching activities and list of publications by no later than 25.03.2018 to:
Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal
Postfach 3655
39011 Magdeburg, Germany

Closing date: 25.03.2018
Closing date: 25 March 2018 Published on on date 14 February 2018
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