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Reference No.: 81/2017
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.
Subject to the availability of funding, Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences is seeking to fill, by 01.04.2019, the following post in the Department of Water, Environment, Civil Engineering and Safety at its Magdeburg site:

W2 Professorship in Soil Mechanics and Soil Engineering

In coordination with the existing teaching staff, the post holder will independently take over teaching duties in the area of soil mechanics and soil engineering on the Bachelor’s degree programmes in Civil Engineering, Water Management, and Recycling and Waste Management, as well as on the Master’s programme in Civil Engineering specialising in Foundation and Road Construction Particular areas of emphasis are conveying basic principles of soil mechanics plus current developments in foundation construction. Associated subject areas should also be taught competently and with a practical orientation. Where applicable, it may be necessary to take over teaching duties in other areas. The post holder should take an active role in research. To this end, a well-equipped laboratory and modern large-scale experimental equipment are available. Contacts with the regional environment and with companies and institutions on a national and international level are desirable.
Applicants will be expected to hold a university degree in the subject of Civil Engineering with the focus on / majoring in soil mechanics and engineering, geotechnics, mining or hydraulic engineering, relevant practical experience in the fields mentioned plus teaching experience. He or she should have in-depth knowledge and practical experience of geotechnical experimentation.
Within the context of the internationalisation of Magdeburg Stendal University of Applied Sciences and the related activities of the Department, foreign language skills, in particular in English, are desirable.
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 advertised post, please contact the Dean of the Department, Professor Dr. Torsten Schmidt by e-mail:­ or the Assistant to the Dean, Katja Lange (Tel.: +49 (0)391 886 4658, email:
Please send your application (no emails) 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 (please also enclose a CD-ROM containing all of your application documents) by no later than 03.10.2017 to:
Magdeburg Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Department of Human Resources
Postfach 3655
39011 Magdeburg

Closing date: 03.10.2017
Closing date: 3 October 2017 Published on on date 4 September 2017
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