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The Department of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation of the School of Educational and Social Sciences (Faculty I) has a vacancy for junior professor. Applications are invited from outstanding young scholars with excellent credentials, as well as didactic and social skills, to engage in research and teaching. In the research domain, the successful candidate will further develop the profile of the Faculty (Participation and Education) and that of the Department (Participation and Dropout in Education and Rehabilitation) with his or her own empirical contributions, and will support research efforts of the Association of Education Sciences and Didactics under the auspices of the Didactics Centre. Evidence-based research focusing on the field of special education is preferred. Teaching duties will include developing the full range of the discipline, with special attention paid to inclusive and didactic topics (cross-category Bachelor's in Special Needs Education/Master of Education in Special Needs Education, Master in Rehabilitation Pedagogy, specialisation in Inclusion). Candidates are also expected to have practical experience with special education support in schools and other contexts. The appointments will be made on the basis of proven scholarly excellence and a good match with the research profile.

The University seeks to appoint as soon as possible the following:

Junior professor (W1) 'Heterogeneity and Diversity
with a focus on inclusive educational processes'

The appointment will initially be for a period of three years. Subject to a favourable evaluation, the term may be extended by another three years. Within the framework of the law, promotion to a W2 Professorship may subsequently be possible.

The successful candidate has a university degree in Special Needs Education, relevant experience in theory-driven empirical research on Special Needs Education and Teaching, teaching and research experience in special education, and publications in these fields. Further, experience in obtaining external funding and in collaborative projects is required. As this position is part of the Junior Professor Programme of the Oldenburg research project 'Biographically-oriented and Multiple-phase Teacher Training' (OLE+) funded by the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) in the framework of the Teacher Training Quality Campaign, the successful candidate will be expected to participate in the OLE+ team. Finally, candidates should have research and teaching experience in inclusive education in the areas 'Support for the development and learning of individuals and groups, with special reference to heterogeneity and individual needs' and 'Cooperation between different professional cultures in support for individuals and groups'.

The Faculty aims to promote the further internationalisation of teacher training. International experience and contributions to research and education are therefore an advantage. Applications from abroad will be welcome.

The conditions for employment are derived from Section 30 Niedersächsisches Hochschulgesetz (NHG). An individual may only be appointed to a professorship with teaching duties if he or she can demonstrate at least three years of practical experience in schools, other appropriate teaching experience, or relevant experience in empirical research.

As the University of Bremen and the University of Oldenburg are bound to a cooperation agreement, active participation is expected in this venture.

Female applicants will be given preference if equally qualified. The same applies to applicants with disabilities. Part-time employment is possible.

Applications should include a CV, copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates, a list of courses taught, a list of publications and of external funding, results of teaching evaluations and details of teacher training activities, and should be submitted by 15.08.2017 both digitally (as a PDF file, to and on paper to the Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg Fakultät I - Bildungs- und Sozialwissenschaften, z.H. des Dekans, 26111 Oldenburg.

You will find general information on the Department of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation of the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, on the Department's research profile and on the structure of the Department at Further information on the vacancies can be obtained from the Director of the Department of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation, Prof. Dr. Clemens Hillenbrand (


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