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Future-oriented, interprofessional, and strong in research and teaching

The Medical School EWL at Bielefeld University intends to fill at the Clinic for Ophthalmology at the Campus Klinikum Bielefeld a

Professorship for Ophthalmology (W2 TT W3 or W3)

at the earliest possible date.

At Bielefeld University, an innovative Medical School with an interdisciplinary individual and population medicine orientation and the University Medical Center East Westphalia Lippe, with the Klinikum Bielefeld, Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel (EvKB), and Klinikum Lippe as holders, are established. Teaching started in the winter semester of 2021/22. We are looking for personalities who want to seize the development situation and its challenges as a chance and actively participate in research, teaching, patient care, and organization. We offer an exciting environment that opens up a wide range of opportunities. 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 you will have the opportunity to apply innovative concepts in teaching. At the same time, you will take on a significant role in developing an interconnected, inter/nationally competitive research profile "Medicine for people with disabilities and chronic diseases". For more information, please visit

The call aims at personalities in an early career stage who already have a promising profile (W2 TT W3) or at personalities with an already established national and international profile (W3) who can represent the field of expertise in research, teaching, and patient care in its entirety.

The prerequisites are

  • specialist qualification for opththalmology,
  • relevant doctorate, and additionally scientific achievements according to § 36 paras. 1; no. 4 HG NRW,
  • promising (W2 TT W3) or high-level (W3) clinical and basic scientific achievements in ophthalmology, represented by relevant publications and third-party funding, with a thematic focus in the fields of retinology and/or corneal diseases, including vascular biology of the eye
  • broad (W2 TT W3) or extensive (W3) clinical experience, especially in the entire field of surgical and conservative ophthalmology, including anterior and posterior segment surgery with surgical expertise in the main areas of general and lamellar corneal surgery, cataract, retinal and vitreous surgery
  • profound experience in conducting clinical, also multicenter studies
  • connectivity to the research profile of the Medical School EWL,
  • extensive and innovative teaching experience for the subject to be represented,
  • experience and active involvement in the equality-oriented promotion of young scientists

As position holder, you will be responsible for the management and results of the clinical, personnel, and economic development of the Clinic for Ophthalmology at the Campus Klinikum Bielefeld in a specialist and interdisciplinary context. With 3 locations and 2 MVZs, the Klinikum Bielefeld is a municipal hospital, and a member of the Alliance of Large Municipal Hospitals in Germany. It is responsible for the clinical diagnosis, therapy and care of 50.000 inpatients and 100.000 outpatients annually at maximum care level. The Oncology Center at Klinikum Bielefeld is certified according to the German Cancer Society.

The Clinic for Ophthalmology at the Klinikum Bielefeld Rosenhöhe location is the only major specialist department according to the regional hospital plan in the region. It covers the complete spectrum of ophthalmology for the diagnosis and therapy of diseases of the eye, the ocular adnexa, the optic nerves and the visual pathway. As position holder, you will take, develop and complement the existing focus areas of clinical care. Of particular interest in this context are retinology and the field of corneal diseases, including the establishment of lamellar corneal transplants. Thereby, you also set telemedicine-relevant focal points of the clinical-scientific advancement of ophthalmology. The scientific focus should include translational ophthalmology in diagnostics and therapy.

We further expect networking with other clinics of the University Medical Center East Westphalia Lippe, other faculties of Bielefeld University, and the medical community in private practice in the region. Accordingly, we are looking for a personality with leadership experience and expertise in the entire field and excellent communication and coordination skills.

The Klinikum Bielefeld aims to increase the proportion of women in management positions and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. The Klinikum Bielefeld stands for a family-friendly working environment tailored to your wishes and requirements. We offer an in-house daycare center with the option of bilingual education.

For the appeal applies:

A private-law employment contract with the University is envisaged for the performance of the duties of the professorship. The requirements for employment follow § 36 HG. The tasks within patient care, including the right to liquidation, will be regulated via a contract for chief physicians with the Klinikum Bielefeld.

The W2 tenure variant is initially limited to five years but designed with a tenure-track option after W3. The removal of the time limit follows within a positive evaluation based on a target agreement – it may be terminated earlier in exceptional cases.

Applicants for the W2 tenure-track position must have already developed promising research profiles during their postdoc phase.

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

The Medical School EWL and the Klinikum Bielefeld  consider 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 in creating a common place of work and life.

Please submit your application by 11.08.2022 via the online appointment portal of 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 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 previous and planned gender equality activities, besides, particularly for the promotion of young female scientists and the compatibility of career and family.


Bielefeld University
Medical School EWL
The Dean Prof. Dr. med. Claudia Hornberg, Dipl.-Biol., Dipl.-Ökol.
PO Box 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld
Phone +49 (0) 521/106-67467 (secretariat Stephanie Heuer)

and additionally

Director of University Medicine at Campus Klinikum Bielefeld
PD Dr. med. Dorothea Stahl, MBA
Phone +49 (0) 521/581 2040

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