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 is seeking a highly qualified individual for the following position:

W 2 - Professorship (m/f/o) for "Educational Studies with a focus on social work and education”

Closes: 06.10.2022
Date of Hire: as soon as possible
Reference: 35401

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.

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The professorship is expected to cover topics and issues concerning the relationship between social work and education in respect to fields of social work in teaching and research as well as the growing up of children and young people from a social and educational science perspective. Teaching tasks involve university courses in particular in the BA programme »Social Work« as well as in the MA programmes "Social Pedagogy in Education, Training and Further Education" and "Diversity - Research - Social Work". Research should focus on the teaching and appropriation of professionalism in social work as well as the organization, development and design of educational processes in fields of social work. In addition, the professorship shall address profession-theoretical, organisation-related, and action-related research questions as well as target-group-specific issues with respect to processes of education and transition and their social pedagogical support, including their methodical-didactic foundations.

Participation in the further development of the courses at the Institute for Social Work and involvement in research networks (e.g. FoSS, Zell) as well as in the shared research activities on »empirical educational research" of the University of Kassel are welcome. With this position to be filled, the University of Kassel aims to strengthen the professionalisation of teachers and trainers of social pedagogy. Cooperation in academic self-management is an obligatory integral part of this position.

Research activities related to didactics of social pedagogy or confirmed exceptional didactic skills in teaching are very welcome. In addition, experience in the acquisition of research funds and a commitment in academic administration are expected. The applicant is characterised by a high level of her/his didactic skills. Relevant experience in university teaching as well as relevant publications and the ability to teach in German are prerequisites. In addition, experience in the acquisition of third-party funds and an international orientation are expected.

The advertised position is subject to the requirements set out in paragraphs §§ 67, 68 of the Higher Education Act of Hessen (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz). In particular, the qualification for scientific work, usually demonstrated by habilitation or equivalent achievements, and pedagogical aptitude are required.

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Prof. Dr. Kirsten Aner, Tel.: +49 561 804-7213, E-Mail: aner(at)uni-kassel.de.

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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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