W 1 Professorship (m/f/o) for “Psychological Research Methods”

Faculty of Human Sciences at the University of Kassel

deadline for submission:


start of recruitment :

as soon as possible

reference number:


applications to:


According to Section 64 (3) of the Higher Education Act of Hesse with a development commitment after a probationary period of 6 years to receive a permanent contract as a W 2 Professor.


The professorship is funded by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States.


The professorship is to offer methodology in the psychological study programmes of the university and cover the entire scope of methodological training. The future holder of the position should demonstrate proven, high didactic competence and commitment to teaching.


In terms of research, the professorship is to strengthen the research focus of the Institute of Psychology (Cognition, Education and Development; Dynamics of Human Behavior in Groups and Organizations; Clinical Psychology Diagnostics and Counseling) and the research focus of the University of Kassel “Empirical Educational Research”. Furthermore, research activities in at least one of the following areas are desired: (a) Machine Learning and BigData analyses, (b) Bayesian statistics, (c) causal inference, (d) intensive longitudinal data modelling. The research activity should be documented by publications in international peer-reviewed journals. In addition, experience in the acquisition of third-party funds and involvement in academic self-administration are desired.


The Institute of Psychology emphasizes transparent, reproducible and replicable research and supports open science practices. Applicants are asked to document how they have pursued and/or will pursue open science practices in the past and in the future.


The employment and performance requirements apply pursuant to §§ 61, 64 (3) of the Higher Education Act of Hessen. Please send your application including CV, certificates, credentials, list of publications, presentation of research strategy, list of courses taught, statement of teaching strategy and, if applicable, course evaluations.


For additional information please contact Prof. Dr. Ralf Rummer (Tel.: 0561/804-3592, E-Mail: rummer[at]uni-kassel[dot]de).


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. 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.