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Current status of application procedure

  • Selection procedure by appointment committee
The 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.

Professor (W2) of Educational Science with a focus on special needs education in inclusive school settings

The professor will contribute to the inclusion-oriented teacher training at Bielefeld University. The study program in “integrated special needs education” is a reform project at Bielefeld University grounded in the curricular, institutional and disciplinary complexity of special needs education in inclusive contexts and other sub-disciplines of educational science, particularly school education. The professor therefore is expected to have a special educational needs profile (learning and developmental disabilities). He or she will represent the area of assessment, individual support and lesson planning for students with  learning and developmental impairments within inclusive school contexts. Activities (research & teaching) should have an inclusive educational focus, with special regard for pupils with learning and developmental disabilities. The jobholder should have profound knowledge and conducted independent, internationally visible research in relevant inclusion-related school and educational research with a special emphasis on the role of special educational needs in inclusive contexts.

The jobholder of the position should have a background in special needs education, 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:

Bielefeld University
Faculty of Educational Science
- The Dean -
Prof. Dr. Ullrich Bauer
P.O. 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld, Germany
E-Mail: sekretariat.ew@uni-bielefeld.de

Please address further questions to Dr. Thessen Siekmeier
E-Mail: thessen.siekmeier@uni-bielefeld.de

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