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The Medical School EWL at Bielefeld University intends to fill at the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at campus Bielefeld-Bethel (CBB) a

Professorship for Outpatient Psychosocial Medicine (W2)

at the earliest possible date. This includes the position of Head Department Physician for the Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic.

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 with a promising national and international profile who can represent the field of expertise in research, teaching, and patient care in its entirety.

The prerequisites are:

  • specialist qualification for psychiatry and psychotherapy
  • relevant doctorate, and additionally scientific achievements according to § 36 paras. 1; no. 4 HG NRW
  • very well scientific achievements in clinical and out-of-hospital intervention research, ideally also in the field of public mental health reflected in corresponding publications and third-party funding
  • broad clinical experience in the field of expertise as well as leadership experience, especially in General Psychiatry, ideally also in the outpatient area
  • leadership and management skills as well as a strong team orientation
  • experience in cooperation with physicians in private practice, psychotherapists and community psychiatric services
  • participation in national and international societies or committees
  • experience in the planning, management and implementation of clinical 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.

Clinical research is to be further developed and implemented within the framework of a structure and development concept for the University Medical Center arising with your participation. A further expansion of clinical-translational research of outpatient therapy models is expected as well as the expansion of community-oriented or public mental health research. In addition to the structures of the Outpatient Clinic and the existing research department, a university-wide core facility for MR imaging is currently being established across the faculties and the clinics of the University Medical Center.

We 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 University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at CBB with its 436 beds and day clinic places is the largest clinic in the region as well as in the University Medical Center East Westphalia Lippe and serves the entire city of Bielefeld in the sense of an Epidemiologic Catchment Area. The clinic academically integrates the Clinic for Psychotherapeutic and Psychosomatic Medicine. The clinic’s spectrum covers the psychiatry and psychotherapy in its entirety and is organized into specialized focus areas. There is a strong community psychiatric orientation with numerous cooperation partners and participation in numerous committees of the city. Psychotherapy and neuropsychiatric-neurophysiological specialties are also strong. Close clinical cooperation exists with the areas of expertise in Neuromedicine and Inclusive Medicine at EvKB and Mara hospital. The Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic with its interdisciplinary team treats about 12.000 to 13.000 patients and has a number of different specialized consultations and conducts outreach work in some cases. It is also planned to integrate the station-equivalent treatment here.

The campus Bielefeld-Bethel 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 requirements for employment follow § 36 HG.

The tasks within patient care will be regulated via a contract with the Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel gGmbH (EvKB). The equipment of the W2 professorship is coordinated by the call holder with the W3 professorship for Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics located at the EvKB and the responsible body.

The EvKB warrants that the professorship holder is released from patient care tasks – in a reasonable scope – and can conduct independent research.

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 EvKB 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 10.11.2022 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

Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel
Director of the University Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Univ.-Prof. Dr. med. Martin Driessen
Phone +49 (0) 521/772-78451

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