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Professorship (f/m/d)

Faculty 11 Human and Health Sciences

Classifications W 3 - full-time
Reference number: P638/21
Closing date: 02/04/2022
Public vacancy

The Faculty 11 “Human and Health Sciences” at University of Bremen invites applications for the following permanent academic position in the Department of Psychology:

Professorship (f/m/d) in

Developmental Psychology

including Educational Psychology

Salary Level W3

Reference number: P638/21

Job description

The Professorship is embedded within the recently established Department of Psychology. It is expected to complete the department’s empirical research perspective in behavioral sciences. We are looking for an internationally renowned person with distinguished teaching and organizational skills who will foster the re-organization of the Department of Psychology together with a young team of recently appointed professors. The person to be appointed should represent the field of Developmental Psychology (including Educational Psychology) in teaching and basic research.


An internationally visible research profile of the candidate is expected with central themes in Developmental Psychology, in particular with the focus on socio-emotional and/or cognitive development against the background of a lifespan perspective. This profile can also encompass approaches of developmental psychopathology.

Sustained success and outstanding engagement to obtain research funding as well as integrability in the research focus of the department of psychology and University of Bremen are desirable. The person to be appointed is expected to show a strong interest in cooperation with the University’s high-profile areas “Health Sciences”, “Minds, Media, Machines” and “Social Change, Social Policy and the State”. Contributions to an open and transparent scientific culture as well as competence in gender and diversity concepts are desirable.

Teaching obligations include a recently established general Bachelor's program in Psychology that supports the concept of "research-based learning" as well as Master's programs in Psychology. Applicants should also be willing to offer courses in English language, and non-native applicants should be prepared to offer courses in German language two years after starting the position.

Besides the possibility to build up an own research infrastructure, the Department of Psychology offers a unique opportunity to cooperate with various in-house research labs (e.g. eyetracking, behavioral and diagnostic labs, AR/VR labs, and an EEG- and (f)MRI research-only unit). Moreover, the University of Bremen offers an environment that supports concepts of equality, diversity, and sustainability.

Prerequisites for recruitment are an academic degree in psychology or a closely related field, a relevant and outstanding dissertation, pedagogical aptitude, as well as further academic achievements (habilitation-equivalent), a record of international and peer-reviewed high-impact publications and third-party funded projects. If the general requirements of civil service law are met, the candidate will be granted civil servant status for life.

The appointment is based on Section 18 of the Bremen Higher Education Act (Bremisches Hochschulgesetz) and Section 116 of the Bremen Civil Service Act (Bremisches Beamtengesetz).

General hints

The University of Bremen offers a range of measures to support newly hired staff. These include advice through the Welcome Center, child-care facilities, dual-career assistance, and opportunities for further professional development, including language tuition.

The University is committed to equal opportunities and anti-discrimination. It welcomes applications from candidates of all nationalities and citizenships. The University has received several awards for its gender equality policy. Female candidates are explicitly encouraged to apply, and so are candidates with an international or migration background. Applications from handicapped candidates will be given priority in case of equivalent qualification.

Applications in English or German language with curriculum vitae (including copies of certificates), evidence of research and teaching activities (including list of publications, project (management) experience, teaching evaluations), a research and teaching concept should be sent with the reference number P638/21 until February 4th, 2022 to the following address:

Universität Bremen

Fachbereich 11

Dekanat FB 11

Grazer Str. 2

28334 Bremen

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For further inquiries please contact the Vice Dean of the Faculty Human and Health Sciences, Prof. Dr. Christian Kandler via ckandlerprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de. More information about the Department of Psychology can be found at

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