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The Medical School OWL at Bielefeld University intends to fill at the Department of Neurosurgery at Campus Bielefeld-Bethel (CBB) a

Professorship for General Neurosurgery (W2)

at the earliest possible date. The professorship is associated with the position of a senior physician or, if suitable, the managing senior physician.

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 with a promisingly 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 neurosurgery
  • relevant doctorate, and additionally scientific achievements according to § 36 paras. 1; no. 4 HG NRW
  • clinical-surgical focal points that can be expanded (inter)nationally in terms of profile
  • very well scientific achievements in neurosurgical research reflected in corresponding publications and third-party funding
  • scientific focal points that significantly strengthen or expand the scientific profile of the Department of Neurosurgery at Bielefeld University or the research profile of the Medical School OWL
  • 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

The Department of Neurosurgery at the Campus Bielefeld-Bethel has 53 beds and treats patients with all diseases in this area of expertise. The focus is on brain tumour surgery, vascular malformations, spinal and paediatric neurosurgery and epilepsy surgery. The Neurosurgery Clinic is an essential part of the interdisciplinary supraregional trauma centre. As the holder of this position, you will further develop neurosurgery at the University Hospital OWL on a broad basis in terms of university medicine and with special consideration of your areas of specialisation. Clinical and preclinical neurosurgical research will be further developed and implemented within the

framework of a structural and development concept that will be created with your participation. Against the background of the current founding situation, individual research profiles can be realized (e.g. tumour surgery, vascular and/or molecular neurosurgery, hydrocephalus, degenerative spinal diseases and/or defect states after trauma and stroke, etc.). In addition to the scientific structures of the Department of Neurosurgery, interdisciplinary core facilities (including neuroimaging, OMICs) are available for this purpose.

We expect networking with other departments of the UMC OWL, 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:

The requirements for employment follow § 36 HG. The tasks within patient care will be regulated via a contract with the EvKB.

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 30/11/2023 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
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
Prof. Dr. med. Matthias Simon
Director of the Department of Neurosurgery
UK-OWL Campus Bielefeld-Bethel
Telefon +49 (0) 521/772-78350
Fax +49 (0) 521/|772-78374

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