The University of Kassel is a modern and growing University with round about 25.000 students. It has an extraordinary wide section with expertise of nature, technique, culture and society.

The Faculty of Human Sciences, Institute of Education is seeking a highly qualified individual for the following position:

W3 Professor for “Educational Science with a special focus on school education / upper secondary level”

Closes: 08.09.2022
Date of Hire: as soon as possible
Reference: 35291

Please send your application with the usual informative documents, stating the reference number in the subject line, via the online form. We have compiled further information for you in our FAQ.

In exceptional cases, we will also accept your application documents in paper form or via the e-mail box bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, stating the reference number.

In the case of postal applications, please submit only copies of your documents (no folders), as these cannot be returned. All documents will be destroyed after completion of the selection process in compliance with data protection regulations.

The professor is expected to represent the subject in both research and teaching with a special focus on upper secondary level. The applicant’s profile should be characterised by research activities and relevant publications in the fields of teaching and school development at upper secondary level and focus on at least one of the following current challenges in the education system: digitalisation, diversity and/or transitions (to upper secondary level or from upper secondary level to an employment or university studies).

Applicants will have highly developed didactic skills and relevant experience in university teaching. The professor will be responsible for teaching tasks in educational and social sciences core elements of teaching degrees (L1/L2/L3/L4) and he*she is particularly expected to become involved in the introductory module. Teaching activities could also include courses for master students of empirical educational research. Besides teaching and research, the official duties of the professor include promoting early-career researchers, taking responsibility for the student research centre on upper school (FORGOS). Participating in university committees and administering academic affairs are obligatory integral parts of the position to be filled.

The future holder of the post shall strengthen the University’s specialisation in “empirical educational research”. We are looking for a person whose profile is characterized by the application of empirical research methods, international research contacts and established cooperations as well as success in raising third-party funds competitively. The professor is also expected to become involved in research networks (e.g. ZELL) at the University of Kassel in the future.

The prerequisites for employment and performance requirements are determined by §§ 67, 68 of the Higher Education Act of the Federal State of Hesse (HessHG). The applicant must have gained an excellent doctoral degree. The position also requires additional postdoctoral qualifications in the form of a habilitation (postdoctoral thesis or adequate publication activities) or equivalent academic qualifications (for example as W1 Professor or Assistant Professor). Applicants should have had three years of practical teaching experience at a school. The ability to teach in German is a prerequisite for a successful application.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Prof. Dr Frank Lipowsky, E-mail: lipowsky(at)uni-kassel.de, phone: +49 561 804-3613.

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The University of Kassel is very interested in the professional satisfaction of its employees. It is distinguished as a family-friendly university and, in the interests of equal opportunities, strives to offer everyone the same opportunities for development and to counteract existing disadvantages. It promotes the Family Welcome Service and also the Dual Career Service for positions that are scientifically and academically filled. One of the strategic goals of the University of Kassel is to significantly increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Applications from women are therefore particularly welcome. Seriously handicapped and equivalent applicants are given preference if they have the same suitability, qualifications and professional performance. Full-time positions are generally divisible (except when filling civil servant positions).

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