Faculty of Educational Science at Bielefeld University is one of the leading institutions in the field of educational science and teacher training. It is anchored in Bielefeld University on an interdisciplinary basis and is building up its international network with high priority. With a focus on innovation, interdisciplinarity and internationality, the following W2 professorship is to be filled at the next possible date. We kindly ask the jobholder to have a content based orientation which is compatible with the research and teaching profile of the faculty with its academic and teacher training priorities. A participation in the different centers, institutions and research networks of the faculty and university is expected.
Professorship (W2) of Educational Science with a focus on Childhood and Youth Research
The jobholder should broadly represent the topic of "childhood and
youth research" in research and teaching with a focus on the growing up
of children and adolescents and the social institutionalization of
childhood and youth. Main areas of work can take up questions of
regulation and theorization of childhood and youth as well as the
participation and rights of children and adolescents; an
internationally oriented perspective is also possible. The
professorship shall cooperate closely with the Center for Childhood and
Youth Research of the faculty and will also contribute to the
networking and further development of research activities at the
faculty and the university, for example in the research area "The
Globalising World. Individual and Societal Developments".
The jobholder of the position should have a background in educational science and should document this through relevant publications. Experience in interdisciplinary and international cooperation and in the realization of projects as well as the willingness and motivation to acquire and manage third-party funded projects are desired.
Recruitment requirements for the advertised professorship are a completed relevant university degree in a relevant field, pedagogical aptitude, a doctorate, and further academic achievements. These will be evaluated exclusively and comprehensively in the appointment procedure (§ 36 Higher Education Act [HG]).
Qualified applications from severely disabled people are explicitly welcome.
Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the area of equal opportunity and has been acknowledged as a family-friendly university. The university welcomes applications from women and therefore explicitly encourage them to apply. This is particularly true with regard to academic positions. Applications are handled according to the provisions of the State Equal Opportunity Statute.
Please submit your applications with the usual materials (Covering letter, curriculum vitae, description of the scientific career, list of publications with the ten most important highlighted, two-page research and teaching concept for the advertised professorship, list of the courses held in the last five years as well as other proof of teaching qualifications and a list of research activities and third-party funds acquired to date) online via the University of Bielefeld’s vocation portal by January 6, 2021:
Faculty of Educational Science
- The Dean -
Prof. Dr. Ullrich Bauer
P.O. 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld, Germany
Please address further questions to Dr. Thessen Siekmeier
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