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Professorship (W2) English / Head (f/m) of the Language Centre
Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences
Become a member of a dynamic team at our friendly campus-based business school. The faculty of Information Management is seeking to fill the position of
Professor (W2) English / Head of the Language Centre
The language centre at the HNU is a central organ of the university and is located within the faculty of Information Management. The HNU currently offers a number of
English language master programmes and mandatory, subject-specific English courses are part of every bachelor programme. The head of the language centre is responsible
for the strategic development of language training at the HNU, including:
Further development of the curriculum, including course-specific language tuition across all faculties and bachelor/master programmes for students with heterogeneous language backgrounds, and a focus on the introduction of innovative teaching methods (blended learning / online courses / digital testing).
Development and implementation of language support during the initial phases of study for bachelor and master programmes for German-speaking students and for international incomings and degree-seeking students as well as accompanying language skills support in areas such as academic writing, intercultural communication, and CVs and applications.
Preparation of students for intercultural contact and cooperation with international universities and companies, whether as part of their studies or as preparation for the transition between university and career.
Promotion of the ongoing internationalisation activities at the HNU in the areas of research, teaching and administration, and English language communication in teaching and research.
Personnel management responsibility for four full-time language lecturers and more than 20 freelance instructors as well as responsibility for the budget of the language centre as a whole.
Applicants should have experience of working in an English language environment, preferably in an international business environment or
English-speaking business culture. Demonstrable skills and experience with budgetary and personnel responsibilities are equally important.
Furthermore, an interest in media, communications and the challenges of the global employment market in times of digital transformation is
desirable. The successful candidate will be expected to play an active role within university institutions. The working language is German
and therefore B2 level German is a minimum requirement.
A university degree
A strong track record of academic achievement in linguistics and or the English language, generally proven via the acquisition of a PhD
Excellent teaching skills
Exceptional achievements in the development or application of scientific methods or knowledge during a minimum of five years of work experience,
at least three years of which must have been outside of a higher education environment. In special cases, the acquisition of work experience may be proven
when, over a period of more than five years, a significant proportion of the work experience was gained as part of a cooperation between a higher education
institution and business.
Appointment as a professor (civil servant) is only possible up to the age of 52.
The university is a disability-friendly employer and disabled candidates will be given preference in case of equal suitability, ability and professional achievement.
In order to increase the number of female academic staff, the university welcomes applications from women.
Applications including standard documentation (CV, letter of motivation, references and proof of employment), quoting the reference number W/2018-17,
should be sent to the following address: Personalreferat der Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Neu-Ulm, Wileystraße 1, 89231 Neu-Ulm, Germany or via email to:
The deadline for applications is: 06.07.2018.
Please direct any queries related to personnel and labour law to Mrs Wanner, telephone +49(0)731-9762-2403, and queries about the role itself to Prof. Dr.
Markus Caspers via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neu-Ulm University of Applied Sciences is a certified family-friendly institution.
Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften Neu-Ulm
Wileystraße 1 | 89231 Neu-Ulm