Chair of Social Pedagogy with a focus on History and Theories of Social Education

Dresden, Sachsen (DE)
28 Feb 2023
End of advertisement period
30 Mar 2023
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
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 Education in the Institute of Social Pedagogy, Social Work and Welfare Studies the

Chair (W2) of Social Pedagogy
with a focus on History and Theories of Social Education

is to be filled as of October 1, 2024

We expect you (m/f/x) to represent the discipline of social pedagogy with a focus on history and theories of social education in its full spectrum of research and teaching. This includes an empirically-oriented research focus on informal and non-formal education (processes) as well as their historical embedding in the context of social pedagogical theory formation. The chair is a key contributor to the networking of the Faculty of Education by playing a major role in teaching the fundamentals of social pedagogy in the bachelor's and master's degree programs of the Institute of Social Pedagogy, Social Work and Welfare Studies and the teaching degree program in the state examination for vocational schools with the vocational specialization in social as well as in other degree programs of the university (e.g. sociology). We also expect the chair holder to promote scientific qualification and to actively participate in the further development of the above-mentioned degree programs. Your participation in the interdisciplinary networks of TU Dresden and in academic governance as well as the ability and willingness to teach courses in English are required.

We are looking for a committed and responsible researcher who will inspire our students in teaching and help shape the profile of our faculty in a forward-looking way through pertinent research.

We expect an excellent university degree in educational science and/or social sciences (preferably with a focus on social pedagogy or similar), experience in research on learning and educational processes in social education as well as in the successful acquisition and realization of third-party funded projects. 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).

For further questions, please contact the Dean of the Faculty of Education, Prof. Dr. phil. Cornelia Wustmann, phone +49 351 463-34920; email:

TUD 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 topics, please contact the Equal Opportunities Officer of the Faculty of Education (Mr. Clemens Milker, +49 351 463-32323) or the Representative of Employees with Disabilities (Mr. Roberto Lemmrich, Tel. +49 351 463-33175). 

Please submit your application including a CV in tabular form, a description of your academic career, a list of publications, a compilation of courses taught incl. the results of teaching evaluations (preferably from the last three years), and a copy of the certificate of your highest academic degree preferably in electronic form (one PDF file) via the TU Dresden SecureMail Portal by sending it to or as a hard copy by
March 30, 2023 (stamped arrival date of the university central mail service applies) to: TU Dresden, Fakultät Erziehungswissenschaften, Dekanin, Frau Prof. Dr. phil. Cornelia Wustmann, Helmholtzstr. 10, 01069 Dresden, Germany. Please enclose all documents in electronic form (CD or USB thumb drive).

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