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W2 Professorship in Practical Theology with focus on Religious Education

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Justus Liebig University Giessen

The Institute of Catholic Theology, Faculty of History and Cultural Studies invites applications for a

W2 Professorship in Practical Theology
with focus on Religious Education
as of October 1st, 2019

Reference is made to § 61 Para. 7 Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG) and to conditions of employment based on § 62 HHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.

A qualification in Religious Education is expected which, in addition to the doctorate, is proven by additional academic achievements (e.g. habilitation). In addition to broad knowledge of Religious Education, knowledge in other sections of Practical Theology are desirable. Internationally visible research work and successes in the independent acquisition of external fundings (DFG, BMBF) are required as well as a proven teaching experience in the breadth of the subject.
In accordance with § 62 Para. 4 HHG, proof of three years of practical experience in school teaching is regarded a requirement for a position with responsibilities concerning school pedagogy, teaching methodology or educational sciences.

The future incumbent of this professorship should represent the Religious Education broadly in research and teaching.
With respect to research, a focus on interdenominational and interfaith dialogue is desirable. Analysis of interdisciplinary problems is expected, as is development of teaching methods, which are sensitive for gender aspects and inclusive education.
Part of the job profile regarding teaching is participation in Catholic Theology in subjects of Teaching Degree Programmes and in Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree Programmes at the Faculty of History and Cultural Studies as well as teaching export for Teaching Degree Programmes in Ethics, Islamic Theology and the Bachelor “Adult and Continuing Education, Extracurricular Education“. It is expected that candidates are willing to further develop Teaching Degree Programmes – considering theological and teaching methodological problems of inter denominational learning and inclusion – and the Bachelor's and the Master's Degree Programmes.

Justus Liebig University Giessen (JLU) aims to employ more women in academic research. We therefore particularly encourage female candidates to apply. JLU also pursues the goal at faculty leadership level of increased competence in dealing with gender and family-related issues. JLU is regarded as a family-friendly university. Applicants with children are very welcome. Applications from disabled people of equal aptitude will be given preference.

Please send your letter of application (no e-mails, please) with a CV and a documentation of your qualifications and teaching competence including an evidence of your current denomination to: The President of Justus Liebig University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number 4-33/18. Applications must be received by November 30th, 2018 at the latest.

Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at Please only submit copies of your application documents as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.

Status: Professor
Location: Giessen, GERMANY
Advert Published: 29 Oct 2018
Expiry date: 28 Nov 2018
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