Full Professorship (W3) in Didactics of Biology - Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences

We are looking for an excellent scientist with an internationally recognized research portfolio in didactics of biology to represent the subject in research and teaching. The focus of research should lie on empirical research in teaching and instruction. Responsible cooperation in the project PRONET2 at Kassel University within the framework of a state-wide initiative for new approaches to teacher training is desirable.

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In teaching, didactics of biology has to be represented in the teacher training study programmes for secondary schools (Gymnasien, Haupt- und Realsschulen) as well as in general science for elementary schools.

Desirable qualities are teaching experience in the context of education for sustainable development, experience with didactical learning labs in biology, and the readiness to continue and develop existingoffers in the area of didactics of biology at Kassel University.


Collaboration in the Center for Teacher Training (ZLB) and the Center for Empirical Research in Teaching and Instruction (ZELL) is expected, as well as the successful acquisition and implementation of third-party funded projects. Furthermore successfully acquired third-party funds are expected as well as experience in project management and human ressources management.


Cooperation in academic self-management is an obligatory intergral part of the position to be filled.


The advertised position is subject to the requirements set out in paragraphs §§ 61, 62 Higher Education Act of Hessen (Hessisches Hochschulgesetz).


In addition to a doctorate in biology didactics or in biology, the prerequisites for employment are relevant habilitation or habilitation-equivalent achievements as well as teaching experience in the field of biology didactics. According to § 62 of the Hessian Higher Education Act, practical school experience must be proven.


The ability to teach in German is a prerequisite for a successful application


For further information, please contact the Chair of the selection committee, Prof. Dr. Rita Wodzinski (wodzinski[at]uni-kassel[dot]de, Tel.: +49 561/804-4351).


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 bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de. In the event of any differences between the German and English versions of this call for application, the German wording is legally binding.