Professorship (W2/W3) for Education with a focus on vocational education, in particular technical vocations

University of Hamburg


Universität Hamburg is dedicated to sustainability, equal opportunity, and family-friendly policies. We also prize cultural diversity, communication, and interaction among people from different backgrounds and with different lifestyles.

The Faculty of Education invites applications for a



commencing as soon as possible, ref. no. 2293


The successful candidate is expected to teach and conduct research in the field of vocational
education, particularly in technical vocations. At Universität Hamburg, these include metal technology, electrical / information technology, media technology, chemical technology as well as
construction and wood technology.

Teaching duties include participating in training vocational education teachers studying in bachelor and master’s degree programs.

Participation in cooperative research activities at faculty level is also expected.

Section 12 subsection 7 sentence 2 of the Hamburg higher education act (Hamburgisches
Hochschulgesetz, HmbHG) applies.

Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in Section 15 HmbHG. Applicants are expected to have a master’s and doctoral degree in one of the above vocational specializations, or equivalent.

Additional criteria:
Applicants are expected to have international research experience as well as a successful track
record in acquiring external funding and carrying out externally funded projects. The University
places particular emphasis on the quality of teaching and therefore requests that applicants provide details of their teaching experience and objectives.

Universität Hamburg has been certified.

audit familiengerechte hochschule

Publications (especially empirically oriented) in peer-reviewed journals are expected.
The post holder is expected to acquire the language skills necessary to teach in German (Level C1
of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) within two years of commencing employment providing he or she does not have the requisite skills when starting.

Following hearings, selected candidates will be assessed to ascertain skills in the areas of management and human resources.

In accordance with Section 14 subsection 3 sentence 3 HmbHG, Universität Hamburg seeks to increase the proportion of women in teaching and research and encourages female academics to

Qualified disabled candidates or applicants with equivalent status receive preference in the application process.
The position is a professorship with teacher training duties requiring educational theory and
subject-specific didactics. Section 15 subsection 7 sentence 2 HmbHG applies.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Werner Kuhlmeier at +49 40 42838-3724 or

Please submit your application, including CV, list of publications, teaching experience, external
funding record, copies of certification and documents, three representative publications, teaching and research plans preferably by email in a single PDF file indicating the reference number
2293 until 14. March 2019 to or by post to

An den Präsidenten der Universität Hamburg
Mittelweg 177
20148 Hamburg

Please submit a completed application form alongside your application documents. Link to application form:

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