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Reference No.: 120/2017

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, by 01.04.2019, the following post in the Department of Water, Environment, Civil Engineering and Safety at its Magdeburg site:

Bild-1 W2 Professorship in Water Supply

The post holder will be responsible for teaching and researching all aspects of the water supply - from raw water catchment, water treatment and storage to water distribution. We are seeking an experienced teacher, with proven academic and practical experience and qualifications in an engineering context, who preferably will demonstrate experience and achievement in several of the following specialisms:

  • planning, construction and renovation of water supply systems
  • state-of-the-art drinking water treatment methods
  • management of water supply systems
  • network optimisation and renewal strategies
  • protection and exploitation of water resources
Applicants will be expected to have completed a university degree in Civil Engineering or Water Management specialising in domestic water management.

With regard to teaching, the professorship is primarily involved in the Bachelor‘s and Master‘s programmes in Water Management, Recycling and Waste Management and Civil Engineering in the Faculty of Water, Environment, Civil Engineering and Safety.
A requirement of the post is a readiness to deliver courses in the English language, which may also be held in blocks at foreign partner universities. When required, the post holder should also be capable of taking responsibility for the competent, practically-oriented teaching of adjacent subject areas. Where applicable, it may be necessary to take over teaching duties in other subjects / departments.
Alongside a strong commitment to teaching, active involvement in the acquisition of third-party funding and interdisciplinary technical cooperation 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 advertised post, please contact the Dean of the Department, Professor Dr. Torsten Schmidt by e-mail:

or the Assistant to the Dean, Felix Elze (Tel.: +49 (0)391 886 4299, e-mail: Please send your application quoting the reference number (120/2017), 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 05.04.2018 to:

Magdeburg Stendal University of Applied Sciences
Department of Human Resources
Postfach 3655
39011 Magdeburg, Germany

Closing date: 05.04.2018
Closing date: 5 April 2018 Published on on date 8 March 2018
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