The University of Münster will be introducing a new teaching degree programme in special needs education with specialization in learning (L) and emotional and social development (ESD) in the winter semester 2023/24. The responsibility for these areas of specialization lies with the Institute of Education (FB 06) and the Institute of Psychology in Education (FB 07), respectively.
The Institute of Education (IfE) of the Faculty of Educational and Social Sciences (FB 06) at the University of Münster (WWU) seeks to fill the following position at the earliest possible date:
W2-level professorship in educational science with specialization in inclusive and special needs education
This professorship is one of three responsible for conducting and developing the new teaching degree programme in special needs education mentioned above. The other two professorships are situated at the Institute of Psychology in Education.
The selected candidate should represent the fundamentals of inclusive and special needs education with particular emphasis on their relevant theories in research and teaching. The candidate should possess substantiated expertise in the scientific analysis of disabilities and impairments, equality and difference, and their historical, institutional and legal conditions in the school context.
The candidate’s responsibilities will include conducting courses in subject-relevant modules of the bachelor’s and master’s teaching degree programmes in special needs education, as well as other teaching degree-related and educational science bachelor’s and master’s programmes. The candidate should contribute to building and conceptually developing the teaching degree programme in special needs education, supervise students during their in-school practical phases, administer examinations, and participate in academic self-administration.
We expect candidates to:
- have cultivated an educational scientific and/or special needs or inclusion pedagogical profile in research and teaching
- have published thematically relevant national and international papers
- have participated in national and international collaborations
Prior experience with acquiring third-party funding is desired.
We also expect the candidate to work with the thematically relevant departments at the Institute of Education and the Institute of Psychology in Education, as well as the subject-related didactic areas in the teaching degree programme in special needs education.
In accordance with § 36 of the NRW Higher Education Act (HG NRW), the application requirements include:
- an above-average, thematically relevant university degree
- an above-average, thematically relevant doctoral degree in educational science or special needs or an inclusion-pedagogically related subject
- exceptional academic achievements in the relevant field performed as an assistant professor (Juniorprofessor), while pursuing a habilitation (postdoctoral qualification), working as an academic staff member at a university or non-university research institute, or working in a research position in business, industry, administration or other relevant social fields in Germany or abroad.
- aptitude in higher-education didactics and a willingness to hold courses in English and German.
The University of Münster strongly supports equal opportunity and diversity. We welcome all applicants regardless of sex, nationality, ethnic or social background, religion or worldview, disability, age, sexual orientation or gender identity. We are committed to creating family-friendly working conditions.
We actively encourage applications by women. Women with equivalent qualifications and academic achievements will be preferentially considered unless these are outweighed by reasons which necessitate the selection of another candidate.
Please submit your application with the customary documents (CV, description of your academic career, copies of certificates, list of publications (categorised by peer- and non-peer-reviewed papers), list of third-party funded projects and teaching evaluation results from the last three years) by 21 June 2023
in electronic form (as a single PDF file) to:
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Dean of the Faculty of Educational and Social Sciences (FB 06)
Prof. Dr. Thorsten Quandt