English Didactics (W2 Tenure Track W3)

Delivery Deadline: 29.09.2023 08:00

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for the following position within salary scale W2 of the Lower Saxony salary system (NBesO) with tenure track leading to salary scale W3 NBesO to be appointed at the earliest possible date:

University Professorship (m/f/d) in Didactics of English

The position is limited to 5 years. Following a positive evaluation, the candidate will receive a tenured professorship (salary scale W3 NBesO).

The Position

The ideal candidate for this position will cover the entire field of Didactics of English in both teaching and research, focusing on secondary education (Lehramt Englisch an Gymnasien, secondary level I and II). The professor will teach in all teacher training bachelor’s and master’s programmes (Bachelor, Master of Education, Master of Technical Education) in which the English Department participates. The professor will be expected to collaborate on an interdisciplinary basis with the Leibniz School of Education.

Your Profile

A university degree in English, an outstanding doctorate and habilitation or equivalent academic accomplishments in educational research are required. Further prerequisites include experience in teaching English as a foreign language (EFL) in the context of higher education as well as a minimum of three years' practical experience at a school or in a comparable pedagogical work environment. Applications with a second state examination will be given preference. Work experience may also take the form of empirical research in the relevant fields. A focus on didactics of language, literature, culture or media is desired. Experience in third-party funding are also desired like experience in the areas of digitalisation of teaching and education.  

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.

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

For further information, please contact Prof. Ruth Mayer (Tel.: +49 (0)511 / 762-2456, Email: ruth.mayer@engsem.uni-hannover.de )

Please send your application and submit your documents by September 28th, 2023 via the appointment portal of Leibniz University Hannover at https://berufungen.uni-hannover.de

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