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Professorship (W2) for Life-Long Learning with a focus on Democracy Education
Young, modern and research-oriented: The University of Potsdam (UP) was founded in 1991 and has firmly established itself
in the landscape of scholarship and science. It has also become an outstanding factor in regional economics and development.
The Universi-ty is highly successful in the acquisition of external funding, has received multiple awards for its teaching, and
offers a service-oriented administration. About 21,000 students and 3,000 employees work at three locations - Am Neuen
Palais, Griebnitzsee and Golm - at one of Germany's most beautiful academic institutions.
The University of Potsdam is the only institution of higher education in Brandenburg for the training of teachers and has
about 4,200 students enrolled in bachelor's and master's degrees for certified teachers. The University has been part of the
nationwide "Quality Campaign for Teacher Training" since 2015 and will also receive support until 2023 in a second phase of
funding. Digitalization in the teaching and learning process is an important component of teacher training and is therefore a
cross-disciplinary task for all professorships associated with teacher training. Teacher training is being improved, both in terms
of quality and quantity, in the years leading up to 2020. This effort includes the establishment of 22 new professorships and
the annual enrollment of 1,000 students in the bachelor's program.
The Faculty of Human Sciences of the University of Potsdam invites applications for one professorship. We are looking for
researchers of national and international stature with an excellent record in teacher training and empirical education research.
The professors will strengthen the Potsdam team of education researchers and contribute to raising the profile of empirical
education research. The successful candidates are expected to particularly engage in teacher training, further develop the
degree programs as well as actively cooperate with the Center for Teacher Training and Education Research (ZeLB). Relevant
publications in international peer-reviewed journals, successful experience in acquisition of external funds, and international
networking are expected. A strong emphasis on research and teaching in the field of academic aspects at secondary schools
is desirable. For all four professorships, responsibilities will include teaching in the teacher training programs for secondary
schools. The language of instruction is German. Documents can be submitted in German or English. A German version of the
advertisement can be found here: https://www.uni-potsdam.de/de/verwaltung/dezernat3/stellen.html
The University of Potsdam invites application for the following positions, to be filled as soon as possible:
Professorship (W2) for Life-Long Learning
with a focus on Democracy Education
The successful candidate's profile will indicate a close relation to teacher training. Applicants should submit evidence of excellent
empirical expertise in democracy education and an outstanding academic record in at least one of the following areas:
(1) research on facilitating learning processes; (2) cognitive, motivational, and individual determinants and results of learning;
(3) social parameters that influence learning and (4) adult education and didactics.
Responsibilities will include teaching the Educational Sciences module in the teacher training programs for secondary schools,
including the supervision of internships, e. g. in areas of pedagogical and psychological practice, and the BA/MA degree
programs in Educational Science at the Department for Education Sciences.
The University of Potsdam views the networking of scholarship and teaching in the education of teachers as a particular challenge.
The holder of this position must be able to adequately represent both fields.
The University of Potsdam has a distinguished teacher education program that acknowledges the realities of school and instruction
while also incorporating the latest research findings in the field; the program includes a high proportion of practical
exercises. The "Potsdam Model" of teacher education will be further developed together with other professorships relevant to
teacher training at the University of Potsdam and in cooperation with the Center for Teacher Training and Education Research.
We expect a willingness to cooperate in continuing teacher education and an interest in cross-faculty collaboration.
The requirements for an appointment are enumerated in Section 41 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (BbgHG). The
appointment procedure is conducted in accordance with Section 40 BbgHG.
The University strives for a balanced gender ratio at all levels. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration
in the event of equal qualification. We expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.
The University of Potsdam offers dual career support and coaching for newly-appointed professors:
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 (in a single PDF file) to the University of Potsdam firstname.lastname@example.org
four weeks of the publication of this vacancy.