6 Postdoctoral and Faculty Positions at Leipzig University, Germany



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Leipzig University, in Leipzig in the Free State of Saxony, Germany, is one of the world’s oldest universities and the second-oldest university in Germany

The Faculty of Life Sciences’ Chair for Work and Organizational Psychology at the Institute of Psychology – Wilhelm Wundt seeks to fill the following position as part of the Momentum concept “The Role of Work in the Development of Civilization Diseases” funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, at the earliest opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCHER (M/F/D)

Fixed term of 3 years
100% of a full-time position
Salary: Entgeltgruppe 13 TV-L

The funded concept involves the content-related and strategic development of the Chair for Work and Organizational Psychology, in particular the role of work design and work-related actions with regard to the prevention, occurrence and development of civilization diseases (e.g., obesity, cardiovascular diseases, respiratory diseases, depression). In addition to research activities, the project aims to develop innovative teaching and learning concepts and to promote the transfer of knowledge into practice. We offer a cooperative, highly motivated and research-oriented environment and excellent prerequisites for further academic qualification (e.g., regional networking, international research contacts, well-equipped work environment).


Job description:

  • Scientific work as part of the funded concept, in particular planning and implementation of longitudinal field studies (also experience sampling studies) and experimental studies (especially studies in which physiological data are collected)
  • Preparation of scientific publications in international journals
  • Presentation of research findings at scientific conferences
  • Supervision of theses (BSc/MSc) and research-oriented internships on the subject of work and health
  • Transfer of scientific knowledge on work and health into teaching and organizational practice as well as science communication

Further scientific qualification within the funded concept is desired.


Requirements:

  • Excellent master’s degree or equivalent and completed doctorate in (work and organizational) psychology or a related discipline
  • High-quality publications in international journals in the field of work and organizational psychology and related disciplines
  • Proven interest in topics of occupational health psychology (e.g. stress)
  • Very good knowledge of empirical research methods (e.g. longitudinal studies, physiological measurements) and advanced statistics (e.g. multi-level analyses, structural equation models)
  • Very good spoken and written English language skills
  • High levels of conscientiousness, self-management skills, personal initiative and teamwork skills

Please send your application with the usual documents, quoting reference number 96/2020, preferably by email as one PDF document, to:

Leipzig University
Faculty of Life Sciences/Institute of Psychology – Wilhelm Wundt
Professor Hannes Zacher
Neumarkt 9-19
04109 Leipzig
Germany

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by no later than 30 June 2020.

Please address any project-related questions to Professor Zacher (hannes.zacher(at)uni-leipzig.de).

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Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.
 

Closing date:

30 June 2020


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The Faculty of Law seeks to fill the following professorship at the earliest opportunity:

W3 PROFESSORSHIP IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW

Leipzig University is seeking to appoint a professor of law (pay grade W3) who teaches and conducts research in the field of international business law and Anglo-American law (common law). Candidates should have a PhD or equivalent academic qualification in Anglo-American law and good knowledge of German private law and the German language. They will be substantially involved in the development of an English-language LLM programme. Involvement in the other LLM and specialisation programmes as well as in the Faculty’s moot court activities is encouraged. Participation in the University-wide research profile areas “Global Connections and Comparisons” and “Contested Order” is also welcome. Applicants should have experience in the acquisition of third-party funding.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to gender equality.
Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Applications with the usual documents, including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching to date (including records of teaching evaluations if available) and a certified copy of the highest academic degree acquired, should be sent, either as a hard copy or electronically as a single PDF file, to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Law
Professor Tim Drygala
04081 Leipzig
Germany

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by no later than 12 June 2020.


Closing date:

12 June 2020


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The Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies seeks to fill the following professorship from 1 October 2021:

W2 PROFESSORSHIP IN ART EDUCATION / ART DIDACTICS

The main focus of this position is to provide full training in art education and art didactics in addition to theory of art and design for the teaching profession at primary and secondary level I and II, as well as in remedial and supplementary schools.

Furthermore, the post includes the corresponding training for the educational path of extracurricular art education (BA/MA).

The comprehensive art education and didactic tasks in teaching, in connection with theory of art and design, include the supervision of academically and didactically based projects in cooperation with school and extracurricular educational and cultural institutions.

An essential contribution to theory building is to be made with the continuous supervision and the assessment of qualification projects / theses.

In particular, intensive participation is required in the BMBF project “OFFENE-KUNST-Praxis als nachhaltiges Angebot der kulturellen Bildung im ländlichen Raum” (“Open Art Practice as a Sustainable Offer of Cultural Education in Rural Areas”).

We are looking for a person distinguished by outstanding achievements in art education.  

In addition to the first and second state examinations in art education, the applicant must have at least three years of professional experience in teaching at a school, preferably at a secondary school (Gymnasium), and must have proven their specialised academic knowledge with their PhD.

The expected teaching and research profile also includes aspects of museum-related pedagogic activities or extracurricular mediation of art.

Furthermore, an additional academic achievement is expected such as a habilitation, a junior professorship, or an academic activity equivalent to a habilitation.

Moreover, regular publications and conference contributions on teaching and learning research in the field of art education are expected.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to gender equality.

Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Applications with the usual documents, including a detailed CV, a list of the scientific work and academic teaching to date, including available records of teaching evaluations, as well as a certified copy of the highest academic degree acquired should be sent, either by post or electronically as a PDF file, to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies
Professor Rose Marie Beck
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig
Germany

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by no later than 12 June 2020.


Closing date:

12 June 2020


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As a joint appointment with the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ, the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Leipzig University seeks to fill the following professorship at the earliest opportunity:

W2 PROFESSORSHIP IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY

This professorship will promote research in the thematic area “Chemicals in the Environment” at the UFZ, with a particular focus on the topic “Exposome”, and foster bioinformatic method development at the interface of health and environmental research at the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science. The job holder will represent the subject in teaching and research.

The successful candidate is expected to be nationally and internationally distinguished by outstanding research performance with a methodological focus on current, emerging topics of bioinformatic research like epigenetic mechanisms and non-coding RNA, or the analysis and integration of omics data. The candidate should contribute to central research questions in the thematic area “Chemicals in the Environment” and to the translational mission of the UFZ, e.g. mechanisms linking environmental hazards to the development of disease, diseases of the immune system, exposome research, the development of adverse outcome pathways, or the use of omics data in regulatory toxicology.

The holder of the position is expected to contribute to teaching within the bioinformatics master’s programme and to courses in statistical and machine learning in other programmes of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science at Leipzig University.

This professorship is linked with the position of Head of the Department of Computational Biology at the UFZ. Due to the systems biological focus of this department, the successful candidate needs to be experienced in supervising staff pursuing molecular biological lab work, in particular in the area of high throughput sequencing.

Appointment to the position follows the “Jülich Model” at both Leipzig University and the UFZ. Appointment by the University entails immediate delegation to the UFZ. The teaching contingent at Leipzig University is limited to two hours per week. The place of work is the UFZ in Leipzig.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG. Applicants must hold a PhD and postdoctoral lecture qualification (habilitation) or equivalent academic merits, and demonstrate pedagogical qualifications through prior teaching experience. They should show an excellent track record in research demonstrated by a strong publication record in leading journals, experience with the acquisition and administration of third-party research grants, and collaboration in international and interdisciplinary research networks.

Leipzig University is committed to gender equality. Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability. The appointment committee consists of members of Leipzig University and the UFZ.

Applications with the usual documents, including a detailed CV, a list of scientific work and academic teaching including available records of teaching evaluations and a certified copy of the certificate of the highest academic degree acquired, should be sent either by post or preferably in digital form (as a single PDF document), to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
Professor Martin Middendorf
Augustusplatz 10
04109 Leipzig

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by 5 June 2020.

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Closing date:

5 June 2020


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The Institute of South and Central Asian Studies at the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies seeks to fill the following professorship from 1 April 2021:

W3-PROFESSORSHIP IN INDOLOGY

(Successor to Professor Eliahu Franco)

The successful candidate is required to prove his/her outstanding achievements in the field of Indology, with a specific focus on Buddhist studies and/or religious studies. Demonstrated profound knowledge of Sanskrit is a prerequisite, of Pali a desired addition. A background in the field of digital humanities will be considered an advantage. The successful candidate’s publications, teaching activities, and extensive experience in the acquisition of research funding should demonstrate a proven ability for interdisciplinary cooperation and thematic connections with the research focus area Multiple Secularities. In-depth knowledge of innovative theories and methods at the interface of philology and area studies is essential. Applicants are asked to include a concise statement regarding their vision for the potential development of this field of research at Leipzig University (one page).

Furthermore, the successful candidate will be expected to actively assist in shaping new interdisciplinary curricula in area studies in the relevant BA and MA programmes at Leipzig University. Applications should include statements on previous teaching experience, general teaching ideas, and, should they be available, teaching evaluations.

The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University is committed to gender equality. Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference in the case of equal suitability.

Please send your application with the usual documents (including a detailed CV, a list of publications and classes taught, teaching statement, available teaching evaluations, and a certified copy of the highest academic degree acquired), in a printed or digital format (as a single PDF document), to:

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies
Professor Rose Marie Beck
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig
Germany

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by no later than 2 June 2020.

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Applicants are hereby informed about the processing of their personal data.


Closing date:

2 June 2020


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Together with the Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO) e.V., Leipzig University seeks to fill the following professorship from 1 April 2021:

W3 PROFESSORSHIP IN HISTORY OF EASTERN EUROPE / EAST CENTRAL EUROPE

(Successor to Prof. Dr. Christian Lübke)

in conjunction with the position of

DIRECTOR OF THE GWZO

The professorship is based at the Department of History at the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies. The holder of the position is expected to be a historian of East Central Europe with a broad research profile, preferably spanning several periods (medieval to modern), and with a research focus on the history of Russia (Kievan Rus, Muscovy, Russia / Soviet Union) in a broader European and global context. The holder of the position is expected to teach two to four hours per week in relevant programmes offered at the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies.
The GWZO studies historical and cultural processes in the region between the Baltic Sea, the Black Sea and the Adriatic Sea in a comparative perspective. The geographical reach of its research programmes requires an exceptional comparative, interdisciplinary and transnational approach that takes into account transition processes from the Middle Ages to contemporary times. The foremost task of the director of the GWZO is to head the institute. She/he is responsible for the direction and the long-term development of the research programme. The candidate is required to have a research record of demonstrable excellence and outstanding abilities in management, human resource development, and the promotion of academic talent. The successful candidate is required to demonstrate proficiency in several of the languages of the region, the ability to cooperate across disciplines, nationally and internationally, a successful record of external funding applications, and the ability to disseminate research results to a broader spectrum of society, including its cultural and political spheres.
Appointment to the position follows the “Jülich Model” at both Leipzig University and the GWZO. The professorship is tenured at W3 level. The directorship is for a fixed term of five years, with the possibility of renewal.
The job holder’s rights and obligations are regulated by the Saxon Freedom of Higher Education Act (SächsHSFG) and the Saxon Service Regulations for Higher Education Institutions (DAVOHS). Applicants must meet the requirements of Section 58 SächsHSFG.

Leipzig University and the Leibniz Association are fully committed to the principles of equality and inclusion and follow the requirements of equality and diversity legislation. Both institutions aim at reducing barriers to the recruitment and the career development of female professors. Women are explicitly encouraged to apply for the position.
Severely disabled persons are encouraged to apply and will be given preference if equally qualified.

Applications with the usual documents, including a detailed CV, a list of scholarly outputs and academic teaching experience, available records of teaching evaluations and a certified copy of the highest academic degree acquired, should be sent either by post or in digital format (as a single PDF document), to :

Leipzig University
Dean of the Faculty of History, Arts and Oriental Studies
Professor Rose Marie Beck
Schillerstraße 6
04109 Leipzig
Germany

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by no later than 29 May 2020.

Please note that it is not possible to guarantee confidentiality or rule out unauthorised access by third parties when communicating via unencrypted email. Information about data protection in connection with the processing of personal data as required under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Applicants are hereby informed about the processing of their personal data.

Closing date:

29 May 2020

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