Professor for "Science Communication"

Hochschule Rhein-Waal

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences with its two campuses in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort offers an innovative, international environment combined with first-rate teaching in interdisciplinary Bachelor and Master's degree courses, mainly taught in English. More than 6,000 students are enrolled.

Located in the heart of Europe and nestled in picturesque countryside, the Lower Rhine region is close to the Rhine-Ruhr area and to the Netherlands. It is easily accessible via international airports such as Weeze, Amsterdam, Düsseldorf, Dortmund or Cologne.

The university is looking for support in its faculty of Technology and Bionics, Campus Kleve and would like to fill the following professorship vacancy as soon as possible:

Professor for "Science Communication", Campus Kleve
Salary Scale W 2 Federal Civil Service Pay System,
reference number 04/F1/17

Your tasks

  • Representing the field of Science Communication in teaching and research in the faculty of Technology and Bionics and offer expertise in the area of science communication practise
  • Teaching in the area of Science Communication at Bachelor and Master's level, predominantly in English (possibly also teaching in the evenings and at weekends), including supervision of theses
  • Research & Development, and applied research in cooperation with the business sector

Your profile

  • A postgraduate university degree related to science communication, and typically a completed PhD (unless an equivalent expertise can be proven otherwise)
  • Practical professional experience in science journalism (ideally also in audiovisual formats) and / or in communicating science / innovation for companies or other institutions; possibly also experience with regulatory processes / technology assessment or management
  • Academic research expertise
  • Excellent command of the English language (equivalent at least to CEF level C1)
  • Creativity, enthusiasm and team skills
  • Preferably teaching experience
  • Normally there is an expectation that professors in Germany will at some point be able to deliver courses in German. Our international university therefore also requests that two years after having been appointed, the professor provides proof of German language skills on CEF level C1.

We offer

  • An exciting challenge at an interdisciplinary, international, young and dynamically growing university
  • A pleasant work environment in a committed team
  • The possibility of interlinking teaching and research closely
  • The possibility to independently develop your teaching area and establish industrial and academic contacts

The general statutory employment prerequisites result from Section 36 of the Law regarding the Universities in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz − HG).

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences promotes the professional development of women. Applications from women are therefore explicitly welcomed. In areas where women are not adequately represented, they shall be given preferential consideration when offering the same suitability, capability and professional achievements as men according to the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz), unless there are exceptional reasons for giving preference to another applicant.

When offering the same suitability, preferential consideration shall be given to applications from suitable candidates with severe disabilities and equivalent persons pursuant to Section 2 (3) German Social Security Code, Book IX (SGB IX).

It is generally possible to fill the position in line with a private-law employment status.

Please send your written application with relevant documents and the completed application form (this can be downloaded from http://www.hochschule-rhein-waal.de/en/vacancies/professorships) by 26.06.2017 via post stating the reference number, addressed to the Department Human Resources of Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences, Marie-Curie-Str. 1, 47533 Kleve, Germany.

To learn more about working & living in Germany, please visit: www.jobs.ac.uk/germany

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