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The Department of Special Needs Education and Rehabilitation of the School of for Educational and Social Sciences (Faculty I) at the Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg will be gradually expanded in the coming years to include nine new professorships in Special Needs Education. Applications are invited from outstanding, highly qualified scholars, with excellent didactic and social skills, to engage in research and teaching. In the research domain, the successful candidate will be expected to 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 or 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:

Professor (W3)
'Language and communication and the promotion of these in special needs education with particular reference to inclusive educational processes'

The successful candidate has a university degree in Special Needs Education, has experience in theory-driven, empirical research in Special Needs Education and Pedagogy with regard to language development, teaching and research experience with a focus on diagnosis-based teaching and educating pupils requiring special help with regard to language. Further requirements are relevant publications, experience in obtaining external funding, and experience in collaborative projects. Applicants must have research and teaching experience in the Special Needs Education areas 'language acquisition and communication under difficult conditions' and 'diagnosis and promotion of linguistic communicative skills in inclusive educational processes' with a main focus on language.

The Faculty aims to promote the further internationalisation of teacher training. Therefore, international experience and contributions to research and education are expected. Applications from abroad will be welcome.

The conditions for employment are derived from Section 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (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 be accompanied by a CV, copies of academic transcripts and degree certificates, a list of courses taught, a list of publications and 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 Universiy 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 (

N.B. The German version of this advertisement, which is legally binding, may be found at This English version is for information only.


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