The University of Passau owes its strong visibility and good repute to excellent research, innovative teaching and its tight-knit international academic networks. Some 13,000 students and more than 1,100 staff study and work on our University campus, which is located a stone's throw from the historical Old Town of Passau and combines state-of-the-art technical infrastructure with award-winning architecture. Internationally successful high-tech companies and a vibrant start-up scene, coupled with a rich culture and Lower Bavarian traditions, give Passau and the surrounding area a special appeal that makes it a great place to live and work. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities at the University of Passau invites applications for the tenured civil-service post of: Professorship of Civic Education (pay grade W2) The postholder will represent the field of civic education in research and teaching, giving consideration to school (civics didactics) and non-school contexts in equal measure. Since the remit of the professorship covers both academic knowledge and teaching methods, candidates are expected to have proven competence in a subfield of the subject as well as experience in civic/political education in a school and/or non-school setting. A further thematic focus that follows on from the guiding themes of the faculty and the university, is expressly desired. The postholder will contribute to civics teacher education in the Teacher Education Programmes in accordance with the Lehramtsprüfungsordnung I (the teacher education regulations of the State of Bavaria) for primary school and the three types of secondary school (Mittelschule, Realschule and Gymnasium); furthermore, the postholder will teach courses for the various bachelor's and master's programmes with a political-science component (e.g. Governance and Public Policy, International Cultural and Business Studies, European Studies). As part of the Teacher Education Programmes, the postholder will oversee, and provide advice on, students' practice teaching (school placements). The postholder is expected to possess suitable competencies in higher-education teaching, and to get involved in the Teacher Education Centre (ZLF) and its 'SKILL' project, which is concerned with the further development of teacher education at the University of Passau. The postholder should be able to teach courses in English. Ideally, candidates can furnish evidence of successful acquisition of external funds for past projects; as a general rule, further evidence of candidates' commitment to their work is expected. Research and teaching at the University of Passau are focused on the guiding themes of Digitalisation, Networked Society and (Internet) Cultures; Europe and Global Transformation; and Migration, Sustainable Development and Just Order. As a forward-looking, internationally visible and attractive university for Europe, the University of Passau seeks to make a significant contribution towards solving Europe's current and future challenges. Members of all faculties are in the process of establishing a unique, internationally-orientated forum for ground-breaking interdisciplinary research on one of the greatest challenges of our time: the societal implications of digitalisation. A willingness to co-operate on this interdisciplinary and cross-faculty project is expected of all future colleagues. The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is characterised by a wide range of geographical, thematic, methodological and academic subjects, as represented by its chairs and professorships. It underlines the regional specificities of inter- and transdisciplinary research and teaching as well as the inclusion of current social topics in times of transformation, without losing sight of fundamental long-term research. Individual lines of scientific enquiry are bundled under the faculty's guiding theme of 'Society in Digital Transformation', which rests on the three pillars of cultures - values - identities. The successful candidate will be educated to doctoral level 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 prior assistant professor or comparable role (e.g. German 'Juniorprofessur'). He or she will have demonstrated pedagogical aptitude and academic excellence, the latter being generally established on the basis of the quality of his/her doctoral research and subsequent achievements, as applicable. In accordance with art. 10 sec. 3 line 1 of the Bavarian Higher Education Employment Act (BayHSchPG), candidates must not be more than 52 years of age at the time of their appointment. Prior experience in teaching civics/political education at a school or comparable education institution - ideally for three or more years - would be an advantage (cf. art. 7(1) of the Bavarian Higher Education Employment Act (BayHSchPG). In accordance with art. 10(3)(1) BayHSchPG, candidates must not be more than 52 years of age at the time of their appointment. The University of Passau actively promotes equal opportunities for all genders as well as diversity in the workforce; therefore, applications are welcome from all candidates who fulfil the requisite qualifications, without regard to gender, cultural or social background, religion, world view, disability or sexual identity. As the University of Passau wishes to raise the proportion of women in research and teaching, female academics are expressly encouraged to apply. This post may be available part-time, provided a suitable number of candidates are willing to work on a work-share basis. Furthermore, this post is suitable for those with severe disabilities, who are given preference if their overall personal aptitudes, skills and qualifications are equal. To be considered, your application must reach the University by 30 April 2019. Your full application should include all relevant supporting documents (curriculum vitae, list of publications, teaching assignments, teaching evaluations etc.) and should preferably be sent by e-mail to email@example.com, with 'Politische Bildung' written in the subject line. It should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities of the University of Passau, Professor Karsten Fitz, 94030 Passau. When e-mailing your application, all application documents should be attached as a single pdf file. E-mailed applications are kept on file for six months after the conclusion of the appointment procedure, whereupon they are deleted from our systems. Data privacy statement (link to PDF document). The data privacy statement can be accessed from www.uni-passau.de/en/university/current-vacancies..
Forschung & Entwicklung
Lehrende Tätigkeit/ Coaching
Aus-/ Weiterbildung/ Lehre
Öffentlicher Dienst, Verwaltung, Verbände, Vereine
Einstiegsposition (keine Berufserfahrung)