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Current status of application procedure

  • Selection procedure by appointment committee
Due to success within the “Bund-Länder-Programm zur Förderung des wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchses” (german tenure track programme), the Department of Psychology of the Faculty of Psychology and Sports Science at Bielefeld University invite applications for a

Professorship (W2 for 5 years with Tenure Track) for Clinical Psychology

starting as soon as possible.

The future position holder is to represent the subject of clinical psychology in research and teaching.

An internationally proven research profile is expected in research. A neuropsychological profile in research, teaching and practice is desirable. The research profile should be documented in particular by international publications and the successful acquisition of third-party funds. The willingness to cooperate with the basic and applied working groups of the Department of Psychology as well as with neighboring faculties is expected. In particular, the future holder of the position is expected to be involved in the department's research priorities "Life Perspectives - Opportunities and Adversities (Life Chances)" and/or "Intelligent Interactive Systems (IIS)", which are anchored throughout the university (see http://www.uni-bielefeld.de/psychologie/abteilung/selbstbild/ )

In teaching, the future position holder participates in training in clinical psychology in the bachelor’s and master's programs of the Department of Psychology. In particular, the psychological and/or psychotherapeutic treatment of patients with cognitive or cerebro-organic impairments (e.g. developmental delay, mental disability, conditions after craniocerebral trauma or stroke, dementia) in different age groups (children, adults, elderly) should also be represented. The future job holder should demonstrate proven didactic competence in teaching.

A prerequisite for the recruitment of a professorship is a doctorate and additional scientific achievements, that are evaluated exclusively and comprehensively in the appointment procedure. In addition, a German license to practice is required (or advanced training for licensure) in psychological psychotherapy or child and adolescent psychotherapy. Willingness to work in academic self-administration is a prerequisite.

The W2 position is limited to five years; a target agreement is formulated after appointment. If the evaluation is positive in the last year, the position will be taken over as a permanent W2 professorship. Evaluations are regulated according to the statutes for tenure track W2 professorships.

W2 tenure track professorships are firmly established at the University of Bielefeld as an equal appointment option. Tenure-track professors are offered a target group-specific personnel development program that provides support in the arrival phase, in the preparation of the interim evaluation, in the preparation of the tenure evaluation as well as in the evaluation of the tenure.

Applications from suitably qualified disabled people are explicitly encouraged.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognized as a family friendly University. The University welcomes applications by women. This applies particularly to both academic and technical posts as well as positions in information technology. Applications are subject to the provisions of the state’s equal opportunity statutes.

Applications should consist of: Letter of application, curriculum vitae with a description of the academic career, list of publications with up to ten publications marked as most important, two-page research and teaching concept, list of third-party funds acquired to date, list of courses held over the last five years, any other evidence of teaching qualification and a fully completed application form (https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/psychologie/Selbstauskunftsfragebogen.pdf). Applications should preferably be submitted electronically. Please send your complete application documents as a PDF file with the listed documents in the order mentioned until 29.11.2019 to:


or by regular mail to:

Universität Bielefeld
Dekan der Fakultät für Psychologie und Sportwissenschaft
Postfach 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld

Questions regarding the application can be directed to Prof. Dr. Frank Neuner (frank.neuner@uni-bielefeld.de, Tel. 0521 106-4493).

Please note that risks to confidentiality and unauthorized access by third parties cannot be ruled out when communicating via unencrypted e-mail. Information on the processing of personal data can be found at https://www.uni-bielefeld.de/Universitaet/Aktuelles/Stellenausschreibungen/2019_DS-Hinweise_englisch.pdf