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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 intends to fill at the Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel (EvKB) a

Professorship for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (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 (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

The call aims at personalities in an early career stage with an already promising profile (W2 TT W3) or 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 child and adolescent psychiatry, psychosomatics and psychotherapy
  • relevant doctorate, and additionally scientific achievements according to § 36 paras. 1; no. 4 HG NRW
  • promisingly (W2 TT W3) or high-ranking (W3) scientific achievements reflected in corresponding publications and third-party funding
  • broad (W2 TT W3) or extensive (W3) clinical experience in the field of expertise as well as leadership experience
  • broad (W2 TT W3) or extensive (W3) experience in conducting clinical studies and basic research
  • 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


  • completed qualification programs for the improvement of teaching quality

As the holder of this position, you will be responsible for the management and further development of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel (EvKB) at Campus Bielefeld-Bethel (CBB) of the Medical School OWL. You will seize the great opportunities offered by the development of the new academic medical center and actively help to shape a nationally and internationally visible research focus in the area of “Brain – Impairment – Participation” with the goal of acquiring profile-forming collaborative research projects. In doing so, you will be an important initiator and actor and develop interdisciplinary cooperations between thematically relevant working groups of the departments of the UMC OWL, the Medical School OWL, but also other faculties of Bielefeld University.
One particular focus of the scientific activity of the professorship includes developing new therapeutic concepts and their integration into the patients’ psychosocial context of life. Moreover, integrative care and data-based medical research will also be continued and expanded. In particular, the broad clinical emphases should match the clinical orientation of the divisions Psychosocial Medicine as well as Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine and be addressed scientifically and conceptually. You will also contribute to the expansion of a supra-regionally active pediatric and neuro center and to the university’s cross-faculty and cross-departmental Core Facility MR Imaging, including research programs to be developed. You will participate both in collaborative projects of the Medical School OWL and in interfaculty projects. Furthermore, the aim is to establish a collaboration with the Faculty of Psychology and the planned professorship for “Medical Psychology”.

We expect networking with other departments of the UMC OWL, especially with the Departments of Pediatrics, of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, of Inclusive Medicine, of Epileptology and of Neurology as well as the Department of Neuroradiology, 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 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:

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 EvKB.

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. 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 EvKB 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

Evangelisches Klinikum Bethel (EvKB)
The Scientific Director of the v. Bodelschwinghschen Stiftungen Bethel
Prof. Dr. med. Fritz Mertzlufft
Phone: +49 (0) 521/77279010

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