junior professorship Developmental Psychology (W1 with tenure track leading to W2)

Leuphana University Luneburg
Competitive Salary
Jul 08, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


To achieve its educational aims, Leuphana University has developed a unique program aligned with the ideas of liberal education and humanism and has founded the first public college in Germany. Based on disciplinary depth, Leuphana is rising to the challenge to increase scientific impact by means of methodological diversity and interdisciplinary cooperation.

The Faculty of Education at Leuphana University of Lüneburg invites applications for the following junior professorship with tenure track, funded by the "Joint Federal Government-Länder Tenure-Track Programme":

Developmental Psychology (W1 with tenure track leading to W2)

For this position, we are seeking a committed early stage researcher who shows promise of excellence in teaching and research as well as unique ideas to impact their field and society. Qualified women are especially invited to apply.

Within the field of developmental psychology, your main focus is on the development of children and adolescents. You take part in the national and international scientific discussion within developmental psychology and have published internationally. You do research (and teach) in one of the following areas: social-emotional development, self-regulation, intervention research, sustainability, or digital (public) health. Your academic work gives evidence of innovative contributions to teaching and research, your talent for cooperating with partners inside and outside academia, and your strong commitment to interdisciplinary dialogue. You already have (some) experience in applying for funding, and you have shown the ability to develop your own third-party funding strategy for future projects.

Formal requirements according to §30 are a university degree in (developmental) psychology; your aptitude for teaching; and your ability to engage in independent academic research as demonstrated by the outstanding quality of your dissertation.

The junior professorship will be filled in accordance with pay grade W1 and is initially limited to a period of three years. The position will be extended for an additional three years, subject to a positive academic evaluation (in accordance with the guidelines for the mid-term evaluation of junior professors of Leuphana University of Lüneburg: https://www.leuphana.de/fileadmin/user_upload/newspool/stellenausschreibungen/professuren/Richtlinie_zur_Zwischenevaluation_von_JPs_Leuphana.pdf ). After six years, a positive tenure evaluation process according to the Tenure Track Regulations (https://www.leuphana.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Aktuell/files/Gazetten/Gazette_2020_154-14-12-2020.pdf ) of Leuphana University of Lüneburg will lead to a W2 full-time professorship. For further information on tenure track professorships at Leuphana visit our homepage: https://www.leuphana.de/en/university/open-positions/professorial-positions/tenure-track-professorships.html

At Leuphana you will find an academic community that is open to changes in perspective and cultivates the dialogue among the different disciplines as well as between research and practice. With spirit and initiative, we address the challenges of civil society in the 21st century. Pursuing our idea of liberal education, our students are enabled to think, question and act upon it. Our professors foster the awareness of gender and diversity aspects in teaching as well as research.

For further information, please contact the dean of the faculty, Prof. Dr. Dominik Leiss (dominik.leiss@leuphana.de) or the head of the Institute for Psychology, Prof. Dr. Sebastian Wallot (sebastian.wallot@leuphana.de ).

Leuphana University of Lüneburg is an equal opportunities employer.

Please submit your application consisting of the following materials in two separate PDF files: a) motivation letter, CV, copies of academic degrees and b) three relevant publications. Guidance on the required application materials can be found here.

Please submit your application by August 29, 2021, using the keyword Developmental Psychology preferably electronically to beko@leuphana.de or to the President of Leuphana University of Lüneburg, Post Box 2440, 21314 Lüneburg, Germany. Please be aware that we cannot return applications sent physically.

By submitting your application, you consent to your data being stored and processed for the purpose of the recruitment process. Please note our Data Protection Notice for Applicants

in English: https://www.leuphana.de/fileadmin/user_upload/newspool/stellenausschreibungen/professuren/Datenschutzhinweise_Professuren_EN.pdf

or in German: https://www.leuphana.de/fileadmin/user_upload/newspool/stellenausschreibungen/professuren/Datenschutzhinweise_Professuren.pdf


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