Professor of Education Science

University of Tubingen Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences


Professor (W3) of Education Science with a Special Focus on Adult Education/ Professional Training (m/f/d)

Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences, Institute for Education Science

Application deadline : 18.03.2021

The University of Tübingen Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences invites applications for the position of 

Professor (W3) of Education Science with a Special Focus on 
Adult Education/ Professional Training (m/f/d)

at the Institute for Education Science, to commence at the start of the 2021/2022 winter semester. 

Applicants must have an extensive background in adult education. Applicants will have made relevant contributions to research in this professorship’s field; they will have high-level national and international publications, and will have been successful in raising third-party funding in competition. 

System and organization-related research contributions are expected in at least one of the following macro- and meso-level areas of adult education:

  • Structure and governance in an international comparative perspective; 
  • Organization, control and management; 
  • differential participation structures and transitions in the life course. 

The successful candidate will be expected to collaborate in Education and interdisciplinary research in both the institute and the faculty. Broad methodical and methodological expertise is desirable. 

The holder of the professorship will participate in all the institute’s degree programs and in the training of students in teaching-degree programs (Lehramt). 

Required qualifications include a PhD or equivalent international degree and postdoctoral qualifications equivalent to the requirements for tenure in Education. This includes evidence of teaching effectiveness.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women candidates to apply. 

In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference. 

Please send the required documents (curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, lists of publications, details of third-party funding, details of cooperation arrangements and of courses taught as well as teaching evaluations), together with a completed application form [see:], as well as three publications, preferably essays), as a single electronic file to: bewerbungspam; or by post to: Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaftlichen Fakultät, Nauklerstraße 48, 72074 Tübingen, GERMANY by March 18th, 2021.

Enquiries may also be directed to the Dean, Professor Dr. Josef Schmid (dekanspam

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