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Join us in shaping the new Medical School OWL at Bielefeld University:
Future-oriented, interprofessional, and strong in research and teaching

The Medical School OWL at Bielefeld University and the Klinikum Bielefeld intend to fill a

Professorship for Geriatrics (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 (UMC EWL), with the Klinikum Bielefeld, Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel (EvKB), and Klinikum Lippe as holders, are established. 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

Against the background of the current demographic situation and the developments to be expected in the next decades, geriatrics plays a central role in the prevention, rehabilitation and care of older people with acute and chronic diseases as well as multiple impairments, also within the framework of the research profile of the Medical School OWL.
In close cooperation with other professorships (Geriatrics at Klinikum Lippe and Gerontological Psychiatry at EvKB), a university medical center-wide concept for health care research in the field of health and medicine of ageing will be developed and implemented. The concept should take into account the specifics of geriatric medical care for patients in rural (district of Lippe) and urban (city of Bielefeld) structures and should address cross-sectoral care structures. In the future, the three professorships will work together on this topic, with the individual hospitals establishing their own focus of research that can be linked to each other.
In addition, close networking and cooperation with the medical community in private practice and with representatives of the various health care professions in the region are expected, as well as cooperation with representatives of other faculties, including the School of Public Health.

The call aims at personalities with an already established 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 internal medicine and geriatrics or specialist qualification for internal medicine with additional designation in geriatrics
  • relevant doctorate, and additionally scientific achievements according to § 36 paras. 1; no. 4 HG NRW
  • high-ranking scientific achievements reflected in corresponding publications and third-party funding
  • profound experience in the design and implementation of clinical studies
  • extensive clinical experience in the field of expertise as well as leadership experience
  • connectivity to the research profile of the Medical School OWL
  • extensive teaching experience and experience with innovative teaching formats in the subject to be represented
  • experience and active involvement in the equality-oriented promotion of young scientists


  • additional designation physical therapy

As the holder of this position, you will be responsible for the management and results of the clinical, personnel and economic development of the Geriatric Department at Campus Klinikum Bielefeld (location Rosenhöhe) in a specialist and interdisciplinary context and for the further development of the associated MVZ structures ( You will accompany the scientific anchoring of the already existing focal points of clinical care (integrated approach of the DGU-certified geriatric traumatology center, establishment of cognitive geriatrics for the treatment of somatic patients with severe cognitive disorders), e.g. in the context of conducting clinical studies linked to the methodological approaches of implementation research. In addition, you will cooperate in particular with the already established professorships for endocrinology and for rheumatology on clinical-experimental questions of an interdisciplinary networked geriatric medicine.

As the holder of this position, you should also be willing to address gender and diversity-related issues in order to improve health care practice.

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.

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 OWL 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 supports dual-career constellations to establish a common centre of life and work.

Please submit your application by 07/09/2023 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 OWL
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

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

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