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Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal
Job Advertisement
Reference No.: 48/2018

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 Social
Epidemiology and Health Reporting

The professor will be responsible, on the health-related Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes based at the Magdeburg campus, for teaching and research in interdisciplinary social medicine, (social) epidemiology and health reporting. Contributions to research into healthcare provision are desirable. The post holder will be responsible for teaching the principles of social epidemiology and social medicine taking into particular account health and sickness over the lifespan from the point of view of health equity. He or she will also be expected to deliver classes in social science research methods.
In terms of interdisciplinary collaboration, the post holder will make scholarly and practical health science-related contributions to the development of theories, strategies and methods of prevention and health promotion on the basis of the WHO concept.
The post holder shall also be responsible for organising and coordinating teaching in the modules assigned to the chair.
Involvement in the internationalisation of the department, in the development of health-related courses and in academic self-governance are all part of the remit.
A commitment to participation in the transfer of theory and practice to the regional healthcare system as well as to network building is also expected.
Candidates will be expected to hold a university degree in the social and health sciences or medicine with further training or an additional qualification in social medicine, or a further/complementary degree in the field of public health, as well as a relevant doctorate. Corresponding practical and teaching experience in the fields of social epidemiology, health reporting and healthcare provision are also required. Experience in cooperation projects is desirable. The international orientation of the course requires candidates to be able to demonstrate excellent English language skills.
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’s 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 post, please contact Professor Dr. Dieter Masberg (tel.: +49 (0)391 886 4316 or e-mail: dieter.masberg@hs-magdeburg.de).
Please send your application quoting the reference number, 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 24.05.2018 to:
Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Postfach 3655
39011 Magdeburg, Germany
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Closing date: 24.05.2018
Closing date: 24 May 2018 Published on academics.com on date 25 April 2018
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