Educational Psychology (W3)

Delivery Deadline: 13.03.2024 10:00

We strive for universality, diversity and interdisciplinarity. With more than 28,000 students, three Clusters of Excellence, 5,000 members of staff, over 150 institutes and an outstanding infrastructure, Leibniz University Hannover offers an innovative environment for top-level education and research in a comprehensive range of subjects.

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for the following position of Salary Scale W3 NBesO starting as soon as possible:

University Professorship in Educational Psychology

The Position

The professorship to be filled will play a key role in shaping and advancing psychological teaching and learning research at Leibniz University in research and teaching. In the area of teaching, a broad participation in training in the BA Special Education, MA Teaching Training for Grammar Schools, MA Special Needs Education and MA Educational Sciences programmes is expected. In terms of content, the basics of educational psychology should be represented in the full breadth of the subject, but future graduates should also be prepared for the psychological characteristics of more recent digitalised teaching-learning scenarios. It is also expected to participate in methodological training and to work closely with the Leibniz School of Education (LSE).

In research, the professorship should investigate teaching-learning processes in school contexts (especially in secondary education) and be interested in one or more areas of students' motivational, cognitive and/or self-regulatory abilities. In addition, psychological processes in the digital learning space should be part of the research.

Your Profile

  • High-ranking publications in international peer-reviewed journals
  • Success in and experience with the acquisition of competitive third-party funding and/or collaborative projects
  • Research focus in teaching-learning research with special consideration of the requirements of learning in a digitalised world
  • Use of current empirical quantitative methods or mixed-method research approaches
  • Ability to connect to existing research at the Institute of Psychology, the faculty and the Leibniz University Hannoveer
  • Ability to teach in English

What we can offer you

LUH offers excellent working conditions in a vibrant scientific community combined with an exceptional standard of living in a modern city surrounded by nature. In addition, LUH provides numerous opportunities for further education and training as well as many services to support families. The Dual Career Service at LUH is aimed at the partners of newly-appointed professors and provides support with career perspectives in Hannover and the surrounding region. As a central point of contact for international researchers, the Welcome Centre provides information on non-academic queries concerning your stay in Hannover.

Leibniz University Hannover promotes equal opportunities, diversity and a balance between work and family life (Equal Opportunities Office). For this reason, female researchers are particularly encouraged to apply. Furthermore, we welcome applications from international researchers. Preference will be given to equally-qualified applicants with disabilities (Representative for employees with disabilities). Upon request, part-time employment is possible.

Further information

Candidates aged 50 or over at the intended time of appointment who do not already have civil servant status in Germany will be employed as regular members of staff.

General duties and employment requirements are specified in § 25 of the Lower Saxony Higher Education Act (NHG). For detailed information on employment requirements, please contact the Appointment Matters department.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Peter F. Titzmann (Email: titzmann@psychologie.uni-hannover.de).

Please submit your documents by March 12, 2024 exclusively via the appointment portal of Leibniz University Hannover at:


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