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Help us shape the new Medical School at Bielefeld University: interprofessional, future-oriented, diverse, and strong in research and teaching

The Medical School OWL at Bielefeld University intends to fill at the University Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel, Campus Bielefeld-Bethel of the UK OWL a

Professorship (W2) for Clinical and Experimental Developmental Psychiatry

at the earliest possible date.

At Bielefeld University, an innovative faculty of human medicine with an interdisciplinary individual and population medicine orientation and the University Hospital OWL (UK OWL), with the Klinikum Bielefeld, Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel (EvKB), and Klinikum Lippe as holders, is established. Teaching has begun in the winter semester of 2021/22. We are looking for personalities who want to seize the development situation and its challenges as an opportunity and actively participate in research, teaching, patient care, and organization. We offer an exciting environment that opens up a wide range of possibilities. You will be significantly involved in the further planning and implementation of the model study program in human medicine (according to ÄApprO), as well as in implementing the "clinician" and "advanced clinician scientist" programs and will have the opportunity to apply innovative concepts in teaching and medical education. At the same time, you will play a decisive role in establishing a nationally and internationally competitive research profile: Medicine for people with disabilities and chronic diseases. The establishment of a corresponding research profile capable of being collaboratively researched is a declared goal of the location. For further information on the research profile and the development situation, see

The call aims at personalities with a promisingly nationally and internationally visible research profile within the cognitive neuroscience research on neuropsychiatric disorders in childhood and adolescence, who can represent the field of Clinical and Experimental Developmental Psychiatry in research, teaching, and, if possible, patient care.

The prerequisites are

  • very well scientific achievements in Clinical and Experimental Developmental Psychiatry, reflected in corresponding publications and third-party funding
  • relevant research profile in clinical neurophysiology, imaging, and/or neuromodulation in a developmental context, as well as clinical-experimental human medical research in children and adolescents
  • connectivity to the medical research profile
  • extensive teaching experience for the subject to be represented
  • experience and active involvement in the promotion of young talents
  • University degree in psychology and/or human medicine
  • for psychologists, a completed psychotherapy training (behavioral therapy) with the license to practice desired
  • for physicians, a specialist training in child and adolescent psychiatry is required
  • long and broad clinical experience desired
  • relevant doctorate, and additionally scientific achievements according to § 36 paras. 1; no. 4 HG NRW

The filling of the professorship intends to enhance the clinical psychiatric neuroscience research in child and adolescent psychiatry. Additionally to enhanced is the developing medical research platform of multimodal neuroimaging and neuromodulation. We expect collaboration in cross-faculty collaborative projects and desire strengthening the faculty's focus on "Brain - Impairment - Participation" and "Intelligent Systems - Assistance - Interprofessional Networking". The W2 professorship is part of the Clinic and Polyclinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy of the EvKB, providing excellent opportunities for clinically oriented research activities. The assumption of clinical leadership responsibility and the development of an own clinical care area (such as neuropsychology) are possible.

We expect networking with the clinical areas of the EvKB, other UK OWL holders, other faculties of Bielefeld University, and with the medical community in private practice in the region. Accordingly, we are looking for a leader with leadership experience and expertise in the entire field and excellent communication and coordination skills.

In 2019 a new clinic for child and adolescent psychiatry and psychotherapy opened at EvKB. With 27 inpatient beds, 16 day-clinic places, the MVZ, and the psychiatric institute outpatient clinic, the maximum treatment for children and adolescents with mental illnesses is ensured ( Due to the innovative integrative care concept, the digitalization of all clinical organization and documentation processes, the plastic integration of the modern equipped neurophysiological laboratory into the clinical care, and the good networking with clinics within the EvKB and other institutions in the region (university, youth welfare, etc.), the clinic offers a good basis for patient-oriented research and multidisciplinary teaching.

The EvKB would like to encourage female candidates, in particular, to apply for this position. Through a family-conscious personnel policy, EvKB promotes a viable balance between personal lifestyle and career. Competent support is provided in arranging childcare places.

For the appeal applies:

The W2 professorship for clinical and experimental developmental psychiatry is without a time limit. The tasks related to patient care will be regulated via a contract with Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel. The requirements for employment follow § 36 HG.

The EvKB ensures that the professorship holder is released to an appropriate extent from tasks in patient care and can conduct independent research.

Applications from suitable severely disabled persons and persons with disabilities of equal status are expressly encouraged. Bielefeld University has received several awards for its success in equal opportunities and is certified as a family-friendly university. Among other things, the university pursues a committed equal opportunities policy concerning the appointment of professorships and would expressly like to invite qualified female applicants to apply. Applications are treated by following the State Equality Act. Family times are considered in the context of the selection decision.

The Faculty considers equality between women and men to be one main task, and the future jobholder will be involved in its implementation.

Bielefeld University promotes dual-career couples and supports them with a range of services to help them create a common place of work and life.

Submit your application by 06.04.2022 via the online appointment portal of the Bielefeld University:

In addition to the usual application documents and information, we ask you to submit each a 2-page teaching and research concept paper and, if relevant, a concept concerning patient care. These concept papers should integrate gender- and diversity-specific content relevant to the advertised professorship. We expect a brief description of your planned gender equality activities, besides, particularly for the promotion of young female scientists and the compatibility of career and family.


Bielefeld University

Medical School OWL

The Dean Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Hornberg

PO Box 10 01 31

33501 Bielefeld

Phone +49 (0) 521/106-67467 (secretariat Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Hornberg)

as well as

Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Michael Siniatchkin

Director of the University Clinic for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel

v. Bodelschwinghsche Stiftungen Bethel

University Hospital OWL of Bielefeld University, Campus Bielefeld-Bethel

Phone +49 (0) 521/772-76967  

as well as the

Scientific Director of the v. Bodelschwinghschen Stiftungen Bethel

Prof. Dr. med. Fritz Mertzlufft

Phone +49 (0) 521/772-79010 (secretariat Prof. Dr. med. Fritz Mertzlufft)

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