The University of Potsdam
invites applications for the following professorship
At the Faculty of Human Sciences, Research Focus Educational Sciences for a
W 3-Professorship for Educational
and Socialization Processes
The successful candidate should be an outstanding researcher with high national
and international visibility. The candidate should have a strong profile in empirical
educational research and the ability to be involved in teacher education.
The research focus of this professorship lies either in the empirical analysis of
educational and socialization processes (with a specialization in at least one of
the following areas: childhood, youth, and/or family) or in the empirical research
of educational processes in various settings (vocational education,s further education,
higher education, and/or schools). Publications in national and international
journals are a prerequisite. Established international networks and success in
acquiring external funding are expected.
Teaching responsibilities are in the Educational Sciences major and in the educational-
scientific module of the teaching degree programs (secondary education).
The professorship also takes part in advising teaching internships. Involvement in
teacher training and collaboration at the interdisciplinary Teacher Education and
Educational Research Center are expected. Ability to teach in German is desired.
This professorship is part of a project at the University of Potsdam that belongs to a
program at the federal and state levels of German government for improving
university study conditions and teaching quality. The successful candidate will
make a particular contribution to teaching at the University and will be assigned
to a teaching unit in which there is a temporarily high demand for student supervision
due to strong interest in certain degree programs. The professorship will
therefore have a slightly elevated teaching load.
The hiring process is subject to the requirements set forth in § 41 of the
Brandenburg Higher Education Act for tenured professors only.
Applications (with a presentation of your research interests, curriculum vitae,
copies of academic certificates and documents, a list of publications, a
list of courses taught, a list of externally funded projects) should be sent to
the University of Potsdam firstname.lastname@example.org within four
weeks of the publication of this notice.
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