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Junior Professorship (W1) in Mathematics Education (with Tenure-Track W2)
University of Siegen
The University of Siegen is an innovative university with an interdisciplinary orientation, with about
20,000 students, around 1,300 scientists and 700 administrative and technical staff. With a broad
range of subjects, ranging from humanities and social sciences, through economic sciences, to
natural and engineering sciences, it offers an excellent teaching and research environment with
a large number of inter- and transdisciplinary research projects. The University of Siegen offers
diverse possibilities to reconcile career and family. Therefore, it has been certified as a familyfriendly university since 2006 and offers a Dual Career Service.
The Faculty IV – Faculty of Science and Technology – of the University of Siegen in the Department
of Mathematics is seeking to appoint a
(W1 LBesG NRW)
in Mathematics Education
with tenure track for a permanent W2 university professorship
as soon as possible.
It is expected from the candidate to have a research profile focusing on intersections in the field of
primary and lower secondary mathematics education. She or he is supposed to meet the research
directions in the field of mathematics education at the University of Siegen:
Conceptual insights (beliefs, etc.) of mathematical contents that pupils acquire while dealing with
different visual materials and manipulatives in mathematics classes,
Knowledge development processes in connection with the use of digital media in mathematics
Individual learning processes in mathematics classes.
Moreover, a cooperation with the research association of MINT didactics (MINTUS) and the center
for teacher training and educational research (ZLB) is desired.
Furthermore, the successful candidate is expected to be able to run university courses on
elementary mathematics and didactics of mathematics for prospective primary school and lower
secondary school teachers.
The requirements for the junior professorship are a university degree in mathematics (content
discipline or mathematics teaching qualification), pedagogical aptitude (proven by independent
teaching experience) and the special qualification for scientific work, which is proven by the
quality of a relevant doctorate to one of the research fields mentioned above. Initial academic
achievements that demonstrate a research focus beyond the field of doctoral studies are also
Experience in the acquisition of third-party funds, especially in the context of joint applications, as
well as a commitment in the further development of (third-party funded) projects, as well as the
cooperation with educational institutions and partners in the region are desirable.
The candidate will initially be employed as a fixed-term civil servant (if the statutory civil service
conditions are fulfilled, otherwise as an employee under private law) for 3 years. After a successful
probationary period, the junior professorship will be extended for a further 3 years in the course
of the third year. The teaching duties are initially 4 and after the extension 5 hours a week per
Upon the appointment to the junior professorship, the subsequent appointment to a permanent
W2 university professorship is granted on the condition that the tenure evaluation criteria (defined
upon the appointment to the junior professorship) are met during the junior professorship, and
that the scientific and pedagogical aptitude required for the university professorship is given at the
time of the tenure evaluation. The tenure evaluation is carried out as an appointment procedure
for the W2 university professorship in the sixth year of the junior professorship. The permanent W2
professorship will not be advertised. Teaching duties then will be 9 hours a week per semester.
The University of Siegen aspires to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching.
Female scientists with the relevant qualifications are encouraged to apply.
Applications from suitable candidates with severe disabilities are encouraged.
In addition to the usual documents (curriculum vitae, proof of academic and professional career, list
of publications, certificates, overview of research, teaching or practical experience, list of academic
courses provided, list of third-party funded projects), please submit a two-sided concept with your
research projects related to the research fields at the University of Siegen mentioned above and
another one in a comparable scope with regard to the teaching concept pursued.
For questions please contact Prof. Dr. Ingo Witzke (email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please send your application by 27.08.2020 (using the keyword 'Mathematics Education') to the
Dean of Faculty IV, University of Siegen, 57068 Siegen. It is preferred to send the application
via email as a PDF file to email@example.com.
You can find information about the University of Siegen on our homepage at https://www.uni-siegen.de/
This professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government
and the Federal States. This call for applications is therefore particularly targeted at early-career