Professorship in Inclusive Education and Communication Difficulties

University of Oldenburg Institute of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation


The Institute of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation in School I - School of Educational and Social Sciences seeks applications for the position of

Professorship in Inclusive Education and Communication Difficulties
salary scale W2 (m/f/x)

with a starting date as soon as possible.

As part of the implementation of inclusive education, the state of Lower Saxony is providing considerable funding for the qualification of teaching staff to expand inclusive and special needs education teaching and research opportunities. The Institute of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation is therefore being gradually expanded to include additional special needs education professorships. You will have the opportunity to actively participate in and help shape a dynamic development process in an appealing research and teaching environment.

This professor shall further develop the profile of the School, 'Participation and Education', and of the Institute, 'Participation and Dropout in Education and Rehabilitation', with their own empirical contributions in research. Furthermore, the successful applicant shall support research initiatives in the network of educational sciences and subject didactics, especially under the umbrella of the Centre for Teacher Training and Didactics (DiZ).

For those with a research focus on the link between speech and hearing, the Centre of Excellence for Hearing Research provides excellent opportunities for involvement and participation with the "Hearing4all" project (

We are looking for applicants with scientific credentials and an international profile who have experience in teaching and research in the subject area of inclusive education for speech and communicative difficulties in at least one of the following areas:

  • diagnostics, evidence-based support and didactics for students with pragma-communicative impairments;
  • diagnostics, evidence-based support and didactics for students with speech impairments associated with profound developmental disorders, genetic syndromes or hearing disorders;
  • diagnostics, evidence-based support and didactics for participation and involvement in education processes with limited linguistic-communicative competences. 

Proven experience in the independent acquisition and implementation of third-party funding projects is required. Applicants should have also published relevant articles in national and international journals.

Participation in interdisciplinary collaborative or joint projects and international experience in research and teaching are required. Furthermore, practical experience with special needs education support in schools or outside schools is desirable.

Teaching duties include representing the subject area of inclusion and communication difficulties in the Bachelor’s degree programme in Special Needs Education and the Master of Education degree programme in Special Needs Education.

As the University of Oldenburg and the University of Bremen are bound by a cooperation agreement, active participation in the cooperation is expected.

Prerequisites for employment are specified in section 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG). Applicants must have completed a university degree in special needs education with a specialisation in language and communication or have an equivalent qualification (e.g., rehabilitation with a specialisation in special needs speech and language education, academic linguistics or speech sciences).

Professorships with a functional description involving duties in education science or didactics can only be filled with candidates who can additionally provide evidence of at least three years of practical experienceat a school or suitable pedagogical experience, or appropriate empirical research experience corresponding to these duties.

The University aims to increase its proportion of female professors and strongly encourages female scientists to apply. Equally qualified female candidates will be considered preferentially. In case of equal aptitude, applicants with disabilities will be given priority in hiring decisions. The position is suitable for part-time employment.

Please submit your application (including your CV, and completed profile sheet found at, copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates, list of courses, publications and third-party funds, results of teaching evaluations and activities related to teacher training in the last five years) by 14/05/2023, preferably electronically (send a PDF to ) to the University of Oldenburg School I - School of Educational and Social Sciences, attn. the Dean, Prof. Zawacki-Richter, 26111 Oldenburg.

You can find general information on the Institute of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation at the University of Oldenburg, the Institute’s research profile and the expansion of the Institute at For more information on the job advertisements, please contact the head of the Institute of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation, Prof. Ute Koglin ( ).

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