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Vice-rector for Personnel Development and Gender Equality

Professorin Dr. Marie I. Kaiser

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Marie I. Kaiser has been researching and teaching as Professor of Philosophy of Science at the Faculty of History, Philosophy and Theology since June 2018, where she was previously a junior professor. She studied philosophy and biology at the University of Muenster and earned her doctorate at the University of Cologne. During her academic career, she has worked at the Universities of Muenster, Cologne and Geneva/Switzerland and was a visiting scholar at the University of Minnesota (USA) and visiting fellow at the University of Calgary (Canada). Her research focuses primarily on the philosophy of life sciences, as well as on the general philosophy of science and metaphysics. She works in a highly interdisciplinary way in her research, and brings together philosophical and biological perspectives in particular. Marie I. Kaiser is PI in CRC-SFB 212 on individualised niches and in the DFG research training group GRK 2073 on the integration of ethics and epistemology of science, among others. Further information can be found here.

On 29 November 2019, Prof. Dr. Marie I. Kaiser was elected as the first Vice-rector for Personnel Development and Gender Equality at Bielefeld University. In addition to the topics of personnel development for science and gender equality, the prorectorate also represents the topics of health and family friendliness.

As well as Prof. Dr. Kaiser, the Vice-Rectorate also includes Dr. Jana Gieselmann (Personnel Development), Marie Fischer (Equal Opportunities) and Sylke Lawrence (Secretariat).

 

Projects & responsibilities in the area of staff development

  • Academic Tenure Concept (Concept for strategic recruitment to permanent positions in the area of non-professorial academic staff)
  • Reducing the proportion of temporary contracts for full-time academic staff (ZSL supplementary contract)
  • Quality assurance in doctoral studies/adjustment of framework doctoral regulations
  • Personnel development for professors
  • Good employment conditions
  • Bielefeld Personnel Offensive (BiPo)
  • Strengthening the promotion of young researchers
  • Bielefeld Young Researchers Fund (BNF)
  • Covid-19 special funding line of the BNF
  • Supporting the development of the Faculty of Medicine in terms of promoting young researchers
  • Health management

 

Projects & responsibilities in the area of gender equality:

  • Gender Pay Gap
  • Appointment procedures
  • Increasing the effectiveness of third-party gender equality funding
  • Supporting the development of the Faculty of Medicine in matters of gender equality
  • Bielefeld Gender Equality Prize
  • Faculty discussions on updating the gender equality plans
  • Strategy budget for the area of gender equality
  • Family-friendly University
  • Covid-19 family support measures for teaching staff, young researchers  and students

Staff

Dr. Jana Gieselmann

Dr. Jana Gieselmann

Referentin der Prorektorin für Personalentwicklung und Gleichstellung

Telephone
+49 521 106-67871
Room
UHG C3-129
Marie Fischer

Marie Fischer

Referentin der Prorektorin für Personalentwicklung und Gleichstellung

Telephone
+49 521 106-4169
Room
UHG U7-128
Sylke Lawrence

Sylke Lawrence

Prorektorat für Personalentwicklung und Gleichstellung

Telephone
+49 521 106-67556
Room
UHG U7-128

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