Chair (W3) of Psychotherapy

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
17 Oct 2022
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2022
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Psychology
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD), as a University of Excellence, is one of the leading and most dynamic research institutions in the country.  

Founded in 1828, today it is a globally oriented, regionally anchored top university as it focuses on the grand challenges of the 21st century. lt develops innovative solutions for the world's most pressing issues. In research and academic programs, the university unites the natural and engineering sciences with the humanities, social sciences and medicine. This wide range of disciplines is a special feature, facilitating interdisciplinarity and transfer of science to society. As a modern employer, it offers attractive working conditions to all employees in teaching, research, technology and administration. The goal is to promote and develop their individual abilities while empowering everyone to reach their full potential. TUD embodies a university culture that is characterized by cosmopolitanism, mutual appreciation, thriving innovation and active participation. For TUD diversity is an essential feature and a quality criterion of an excellent university. Accordingly, we welcome all applicants who would like to commit themselves, their achievements and productivity to the success of the whole institution.

At the Faculty of Psychology, the Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy invites applications for the 

Chair (W3) of Psychotherapy

to be filled on October 1, 2024.

The Faculty of Psychology structures its teaching and research strategy along three profile lines: (I) Cognitive-Affective Neuroscience, (II) Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy, (III) Human Performance in Socio-Technical Systems. The advertised chair is part of profile line II. 

We are looking for a scientifically and professionally outstanding, qualified personality (m/f/x) with international visibility who will strengthen the institute's profile in research and teaching. The chair is co-responsible for teaching Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy in the bachelor's program "Psychology" and in the master's program "Psychology with a focus on Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy". In research, an empirical orientation in Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy is intended. In addition, we strongly desire active collaboration in interdisciplinary and interfaculty projects. The Faculty of Psychology values transparent and replicable research and explicitly welcomes all measures that can contribute to this (e.g. "open data/materials/code", preregistrations).

Successful third-party funding and research achievements are desired. Connections to the other profile lines of the Faculty of Psychology as well as to the emerging field "Neurosciences" of the Excellence Strategy of TU Dresden are advantageous. Activities in science communication and public relations are a plus. Applicants should be willing to actively participate in academic self-administration, in the institute and in the university outpatient clinic and research center for psychotherapy. Relevant teaching experience is a prerequisite; we place particular emphasis on didactic skills and commitment to teaching. Your willingness and ability to teach in German is a prerequisite. Applicants must fulfill the employment qualification requirements of § 58 of the Act on the Autonomy of Institutions of Higher Education in the Free State of Saxony (SächsHSFG). Furthermore, a license to practice as a psychological psychotherapist or child and adolescent psychotherapist is required (Approbation). The call for applications is open with regard to the specialization; it is advantageous to have a specialization in one of the following methods: Systemic psychotherapy, depth psychology, psychoanalysis. In case of equal suitability of two candidates who would like to take over the tasks of the chair as a team, a division of the chair can also be considered.

For further questions, please contact the chairman of the appointment committee, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Philipp Kanske (+49 351 463-42225, and the Dean of the Faculty of Psychology, Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tanja Endrass (+49 351 463-35424,  

TU Dresden strives to employ more women in academia and research. We therefore expressly encourage women to apply. The University is a certified family-friendly university and offers a Dual Career Service. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. If multiple candidates prove to be equally qualified, those with disabilities or with equivalent status pursuant to the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will receive priority for employment. If you have any questions about these or related topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Psychology (Dr. Marcus Möschl, +49 351 463-36011, or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, Tel.: +49 351 463-33175). 

We look forward to receiving your application with the following documents (in one PDF and in the order listed): 1) cover letter, 2) curriculum vitae in table form, 3) max. two-page description of your teaching and research concept each, 4) list of publications, 5) list of third-party funds acquired, 6) max. one-page description of previous activities that serve the goal of transparent and replicable research (e.g. open data/materials/code, preregistrations), providing references or links to relevant publications, reports, or websites (e.g., in the Open Science Framework), 7) list of previous teaching activities, 8) teaching evaluations (preferably of the last three years), 8) list of public relations activities ( page), 9) copy of transcripts and certificates of academic degrees, and 10) three key publications. 11) In case of application as a team, it must be separately stated how the division of tasks is planned.

Please submit your application preferably in electronic form (one PDF file) via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it to or as a hard copy to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Psychologie, Dekanin, Frau Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Tanja Endrass, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany by December 8, 2022 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies).

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