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The Faculty of Medicine, Institute for History of Medicine, invites applications for a:

W2 Professorship in Global Health, Migration, and Cultural Studies in Medicine as of now

Reference is made to 61 Para. 7 Hessian Higher Education Act (HHG), the non-tariff terms of employment apply, and to conditions of employment based on 62 HHG. Proficient knowledge of German is expected.


The responsibilities of the successful candidate will include the competent representation of the field of Global Health, Migration, and Cultural Studies in Medicine in its full scope in teaching and research.

The future job holder will participate in the teaching responsibilities of the Institute for History of Medicine, with particular focus on the fields and topics listed below.

It is expected that in the context of teaching, a non-German language syllabus will be developed, with English and Spanish in priority.

Further, it is expected that the successful candidate will co-operate with the research program Migration and Human Rights, affiliated to the Faculties of Law, Social and Cultural Sciences and Medicine of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen (JLU), as well as with the Giessen Graduate Centre for Social Sciences, Business, Economics, and Law (GGS), and the International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture (GCSC) of the JLU.

A cooperation within the existing research foci of the Faculty of Medicine and the University oncology and tumor biology, cardio-pulmonary system, infection, inflammation and immunity as well as reproduction and reparation/regeneration is desirable.

During the work at the JLU, the future job holder is expected to publish in renowned national and international journals and to have success in the independent acquisition of externally funded projects (preferably DFG).

The universities of Giessen and Marburg and the University of Applied Sciences in Central Hessen are working together in a research alliance (Research Campus of Central Hessen) as a structured cooperation based on coordinated priorities.

It is expected that the applicant shows cooperativeness to university and department-wide collaborative projects.

The successful candidate will be expected to integrate gender issues in her/his research and teaching.


The applicant should have an excellent academic qualification in the field of Global Health, Migration, and Cultural Studies in Medicine. In addition, she/he should have an international standing in this field of expertise, documented by experiences in international cooperation with high profile academic institutions, and publications in top ranking contexts of medicine as well as the cultural studies, in particular medical anthropology.

The candidate should have comprehensive and documented experience in the organization and implementation of teaching in the field of Global Health, Migration, and Cultural Studies in Medicine.

In addition, she/he should have comprehensive experience in the curricular teaching for students of medicine and dentistry, in particular in the context of the obligatory curriculum in History, Theory, and Ethics of Medicine, as well as Medical Terminology.

The following qualifications are required: Successfully completed university education in medicine, the necessary qualification for scientific work according to 61 Para. 1 HHG, usually proven by a doctorate with merit, and further pertinent academic achievements (e.g. habilitation).

Applicants with an additional degree in one of the cultural studies, in particular social resp. cultural anthropology, are very welcome.

The field of global health requires excellent knowledge of English and at least one additional language which is pertinent for global health planning and development cooperation in the medical realm, preferably Spanish (or French); the language abilities should be documented by corresponding publications and teaching experiences. In addition, pertinent publications in national and international journals of the field are a precondition, as well as experience and success in obtaining peer-reviewed external funding.

Further expected are the proof of a particular didactic aptitude, and a necessary qualification to represent the specialist field in academic teaching with great commitment.

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 to: The President of Justus-Liebig-University Giessen, Erwin-Stein-Gebaeude, Goethestrasse 58, 35390 Giessen, Germany, quoting reference number K-10/20.

Applications must be received by July 17th, 2020 at the latest.

Candidates are strongly recommended to refer to our webpage on application procedures at:

Please only submit copies of your application documents without document files or folders, as they cannot be returned after the application procedure has been completed.

Applicants are encouraged additionally to fill in one of the forms listed under > (Bewerbungsbogen application form). In addition, please send your documentation in digital form.


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