Posted: Mar 28, 2024

Assistant Professor (W1) for Methods in Research on Education

Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2024

The Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Tübingen invites applications for the position of

Assistant Professor (W1) for Methods in Research on Education

at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology to commence as soon as possible.

The position is initially limited to four years, with the possibility of extension by a further two years after a positive interim evaluation.

The chosen candidate will specialize in quantitative research methods within the field of research on education. This includes expertise in areas such as psychometrics, machine learning/learning analytics, causal inference, or randomized field studies. The chosen candidate is expected to actively contribute to creating a modern vision of research on education and its implementation at the institute. Close interdisciplinary collaboration with members of the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, as well as the Tübingen Center for Digital Education at the University of Tübingen, is essential for this position. In addition, the establishment and maintenance of international partnerships are also explicitly desired.

The professorship will be involved in the following study programs: Bachelor and Master of Education Sciences and Psychology, Bachelor of Education and Social Work/Adult Education, and training of students in teaching-degree programs (Lehramt). In addition, the chosen candidate will be closely involved in training doctoral candidates affiliated with the institute and/or the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network.

The position has a teaching load of four hours per week prior to interim evaluation and six hours thereafter.

Required qualifications include a very good doctorate in a pertinent field (psychology, education science, or a related discipline such as statistics, computer science, or machine learning), potential for internationally acclaimed publications in leading international peer-reviewed journals and third-party funding, as well as teaching experience.

The appointment prerequisites of § 51 LHG apply.

In the course of the contract, the W1 professor is expected to attain the research and teaching achievements that will qualify him or her for an appointment as a tenured professor at any university or equivalent institution (Habilitation).

Those who have completed a habilitation will be excluded.

Detailed information on the criteria for the interim and final evaluations may be found in our guidelines for review under the following link:

The University of Tübingen is committed to equal opportunity, diversity and inclusion. Female scientists, in particular, are explicitly invited to apply, as are applicants from outside Germany.

Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

General information on professorships, hiring processes, and the German academic system can be found here:

Applications must be submitted via the application portal of the University of Tübingen by May 1, 2024.

Formal inquiries can be directed to Ms. Sonja Neubauer ([email protected]) and inquiries relating to the content of the professorship to the Dean Prof. Dr. Ansgar Thiel ([email protected]).