Tenured Professor (W3) – Chair of Education

Passau (DE)
23 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
22 Sep 2017
Academic Discipline
Social Sciences, Education
Contract Type
Full Time

The University of Passau owes its strong visibility and renown to excellent research, outstanding student experience and its tight-knit international academic networks. Some 12,000 students hailing from 100 countries and more than 1,100 staff study and work on our University campus, located a stone’s throw from the Old Town of Passau. This campus is not only well-equipped in terms of its technical infrastructure; it has also received numerous architecture prizes. Internationally successful high-technology companies and a vibrant start-up scene, coupled with a rich culture and Lower Bavarian traditions make Passau a cosmopolitan city that offers a high quality of life.

The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Passau invites applications for the post of:

Tenured Professor (W3) – Chair of Education

The successful applicant will represent the subject of Education in its entire breadth. In addition to dealing in-depth with key aspects of educational studies, the post holder will engage in scholarship in the area of media education. The University of Passau intends to strengthen its empirical educational research.

One of the core teaching responsibilities will be to impart to future teachers the pedagogical principles for teaching at schools in accordance with the Bavarian Teacher Education Examination Regulations (LPO I) for teacher education programmes (general pedagogy section), within the framework of the University's modular teacher education programme structures as well as the Master of Education in Teaching and Learning Processes degree programme. Prior experience in teacher education is, therefore, essential. Furthermore, the post holder is expected to teach media education modules for the bachelor's and master's programmes in Media and Communication as well as the online courses to which the subject contributes. Beyond this, the post holder is expected to engage in interdisciplinary co-operation in research and teaching with other chairs and professorships of the University, particularly in other relevant degree programmes.

The University's teaching and research output is aligned with the overarching theme of Digitalisation, Networked Society and (Internet) Cultures.
Researchers from all four faculties are involved in this theme, as they strive to establish a forum for basic research on the implications of digitalisation on society. Candidates are expected to co-operate closely on this interdisciplinary theme and provide a substantial contribution to internationally visible research at the University of Passau.

The successful applicant will be educated to doctoral level in education or a related subject and either possess a formal postdoctoral qualification, such as the German 'habilitation', or equivalent academic achievements garnered within or outside the higher education system or as part of a previous assistant professor or comparable role (e.g. German 'Juniorprofessur'). He or she will have demonstrated pedagogical aptitude and academic excellence, the latter of which is generally established on the basis of the quality of his/her doctoral research and subsequent achievements, as applicable.

The University of Passau is keen to foster equal opportunities for all members of staff and therefore welcomes applications from men and women of all cultural and social backgrounds, without regard to age, world view, sexual identity or disability.
As the University of Passau wishes to raise the proportion of its female academic staff, women are expressly encouraged to apply.

This post may be available part-time, provided a suitable number of candidates is willing to work on a work-share basis.

This post is suitable for those with severe disabilities, who are given preference if their overall personal aptitudes and qualifications are equal.

This Chair is bound by the Concordat between the Holy See and the Free State of Bavaria of 29 March 1924; in accordance with art. 3 §2 and §5 of said Concordat, the post holder must not be subject to a reminder ('Erinnerung', a legal remedy in German law) concerning his or her stance vis-à-vis the Catholic Church.

To be considered, your application must reach the University by 5 October 2017. Please send your full application, including all relevant supporting documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, teaching assignments, teaching evaluations etc.) preferably by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Professor Dieter Anhuf, 94030 Passau (bewerbung@phil.uni-passau.de). When sending your application by e-mail, you should ensure that the whole application is sent as a single pdf file. E-mailed applications are kept on file for six months after conclusion of the appointment procedure, whereupon they are deleted from our systems.