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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 Department for People with Neurodevelopmental Disorders at Campus Bielefeld-Bethel (CBB) a

Professorship for Neurodevelopmental Disorders, Focus Internal Medicine (W2)

at the earliest possible date.

The professorship is associated with a permanent senior physician position.

At Bielefeld University, an innovative Medical School with an interdisciplinary individual and population medicine orientation and the University Medical Center OWL (UMC OWL), 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 only Department for People with Neurodevelopmental Disorders in Germany, you will have the opportunity to play a significant role in establishing a research profile "Medicine for people with disabilities and chronic diseases" that is interconnectable and competitive on an inter/national level. 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 internal medicine or general medicine
  • relevant doctorate, and additionally scientific achievements according to § 36 paras. 1; no. 4 HG NRW
  • broad clinical experience in the area of expertise as well as leadership experience
  • experiences in the cooperation with the service offers of the Social Integration Support
  • very well scientific achievements reflected in corresponding publications and third-party funding
  • experience in working with people with a physical or cognitive impairment
  • experience in planning, managing and conducting clinical trials and health services 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

Desired further:

  • Participation in scientific societies/committees

With 66 beds, a large specialist outpatient clinic and an MZEB, the Department for People with Neurodevelopmental Disorders is a center for the medical treatment of people with intelligence development disorders and has a complex somatic and psychiatric treatment program. Internal, surgical, psychiatric and neurological specialists work together on an inpatient and outpatient basis. Interdisciplinary ward rounds, case discussions and further training events provide an appropriate framework for interdisciplinary and multiprofessional cooperation. For further information, please visit

It is expected that clinical-translational and health care research will be expanded on the basis of a structural and development concept: The aim is, among other things, to identify effective factors for interdisciplinary, holistic medical care in cooperation with neighboring subject areas and faculties (such as the health and nursing sciences) and to develop models for an accessible, fluid and networked health care system. In this context, the inclusion of people with disabilities and their families and support systems is central. In addition to people with congenital disabilities, the group of people with acquired cognitive disabilities should also be addressed. In cooperation with the main research area Interactive Intelligent Systems, the development of technical and sensory assistance systems to promote participation and communication is conceivable.

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 appeals 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 OWL 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 21/12/2023 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
Prof. Dr. med. Tanja Sappok
Director of the Department for People with Neurodevelopmental Disorders
Phone +49 (0) 521/772-77788

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