Professorship of Medical Psychology
University Bielefeld - Department of Medical Psychology

Professorship of Medical Psychology

In this position, you will be responsible for setting up the Department of Medical Psychology in research and teaching. In addition, participation in teaching in the field of medical sociology is expected. Essential prerequisites for an appointment are the ability to connect to the research profile - in particular to the planned research focus on brain, disability and participation and an eagerness for interdisciplinary cooperation with other faculties Bielefeld University – most particularly with psychology, health sciences and sociology as well as the clinical areas.

Your supplementary profile for the general requirements:

  • A university degree in psychology and/or human medicine, a relevant doctorate and additional scientific achievements as well as several years of relevant experience in the subject area to fully represent medical psychology in medical education
  • Special qualifications in brain research, disability and participation.

The development process of the Medical School OW at Bielefeld offers a great deal of creative activities and is associated with many and varied challenges. We would like to offer these professorships to people that creatively and ambitiously shape this structure in research and teaching. Furthermore, a strong commitment to participation in the university's academic autonomy is a part of the task profile.


Applications from suitably qualified disabled and severely disabled persons are explicitly encouraged.

Bielefeld University has received a number of awards for its achievements in the provision of equal opportunity and has been recognised as a family-friendly university. The university has a strong gender equality policy regarding to the appointment of professorships and would specifically like to invite qualified women to apply. Applications will be handled according to the National Equality Act.
Bielefeld University promotes dual career couples and supports them with a service offer in structuring a mutual work/life balance.

Please submit your application by 31.10.2019 via the online appointment portal of the Medical School:

In addition to the usual application documents and information, we kindly ask you to submit a 2-page teaching and research concept which refers both to the planned profile of the Medical School and to previous relevant experience. The concept papers should also integrate current and/or future gender- and diversity-specific content relevant to the professorship.

Finally, we expect a brief presentation on your planned gender equality activities, in particular for promoting of female junior scientists and the reconciliation of work and family life.  

Contact: Bielefeld University
Medical School OWL
- The founding dean Prof. Dr. Claudia Hornberg -
PO Box 10 01 31
33501 Bielefeld, Germany
Telephone 0521/106 67467 (secretary Prof. Dr. Hornberg)

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