Professorship (W2) of Theory and Research of Health Care Systems - Faculty of Human Sciences - Institute of Social Work and Social Welfare - Section Social Policy, Law and Sociology - as soon as possible

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The following vacancy is to be filled:

Faculty of Human Sciences, Institute of Social Work and Social Welfare, Section Social Policy, Law and Sociology at the University of Kassel, as soon as possible

Professorship (W2) of Theory and Research of Health Care Systems

This professorship is engaged in the scientific inquiry and analysis of health care institutions and systems, the role of stakeholders within these systems, and existing resources and barriers for users in their social environments. Drawing on social scientific expertise, it pursues these questions both in teaching (especially in the Bachelor Program “Social Work” and in the Master Programs of the Department) and in research (e.g. the Research Network of Social Law and Social Policy). Systematic consideration should be given to health-related fields of social work and boundary-spanning practices concerning self-help and other social support systems.

Profile of qualification:

Hiring and job requirements follow the provisions of the ‘Hessische Hochschulgesetz’ (§§ 61, 62). Required qualifications for this professorship include a doctorate in one of the areas of social sciences or health sciences, in addition to a scholarly track record. An international orientation, as well as experience in both quantitative research methods and the acquisition of external funding, are sought.

In the event of any differences between the German and English versions of this call for applications, the German wording is legally binding.

For further questions, please contact Frau Prof. Dr. Manuela Westphal (Tel.: 0561/804-2300, E-Mail:

The Universität Kassel is highly interested in its employees’ professional satisfaction. Therefore its Dual Career Service and its Family Welcome Service aim to promote the balance between partnerships, families and professional development. Among the strategic goals of the Universität Kassel is to considerably increase the proportion of women in research and teaching. Therefore, applications from women are especially desired. Applicants with disabilities, who are equally qualified and suitable, will receive preference. Please send your application including CV, certificates, credentials, list of publications, 3 selected reprints, presentation of research strategy, list of courses taught, statement of teaching strategy. Applications can be sent, with reference number, in electronic form to the President of the Universität Kassel, 34109 Kassel or to

Bewerbungsfrist: 02.11.2017
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