Junior Professorship (untenured) in Development and Promotion in Early Childhood

(Fulltime, W1)

Reference No. 2023/024.

The Department of History, Sociology, Sports Science and Empirical Educational Research, Faculty 2, seeks to fill this position by October 1, 2023.

The University of Konstanz is one of eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. Since 2007 it has been successful in the German Excellence Initiative and its follow-up programme, the Excellence Strategy.

The position holder should represent the field of early childhood development and promotion in research and teaching. The research focus should be in motor development, or promotion of physical activity in early childhood. Research interests may relate to:

a)       Relationship of motor development to the child's cognitive, emotional, motivational, and/or social skill development

b)       Conditions and promotion (in the family, early childhood educational institutions) for successful (motor) development processes

c)       The role of physical activity, and nature experiences for healthy development in a digitalized world

d)       Predictors of health-promoting sport and exercise behavior

The ability to connect to research topics of Sports Science and/or Empirical Education Research in Constance is desired. Depending on the research focus of the position holder, the position will be assigned to the research group Empirical Educational Research or Sports Science.

A doctoral degree in psychology, sport science or educational science/empirical educational research or in related subjects is required.

The future position holder is expected to be active in research and teaching in the context of the binational master's program "Early Childhood". The Master's program is part of a cooperation between the University of Konstanz and the Thurgau University of Teacher Education (https://www.phtg.ch/de/studium/master-fruehe-kindheit/).

We offer an environment strongly conducive to research (e.g., collaborations with partner institutions in the Competence Network Early Childhood, with numerous sports institutions and educational institutions; existing international collaborations) and the opportunity for research and teaching at both the University of Konstanz and the University of Teacher Education Thurgau (the PHTG is located in close proximity to the University of Konstanz in Switzerland).In all other respects, the hiring requirements for junior professorships follow from § 51 paragraph 2,3 of the Landeshochschulgesetz. The details of junior professorships at the University of Konstanz, particularly the interim and final evaluation, are governed by § 51 para. 7 of the Landeshochschulgesetz and the procedural regulations for junior professorships and junior lectureships without tenure track (§§ 51, 51a LHG), available online.

For further information, please contact Prof. Dr. Sonja Perren (Empirical Educational Research, sonja.perren@uni-konstanz.de) and Prof. Dr. Julia Schüler (Sports Science, julia.schueler@uni-konstanz.de).

We look forward to receiving your application with the usual documents (curriculum vitae, publication list, a list of grants and awards, details of teaching experience, statements on current research topics, future research directions and interests) until March 31, 2023 via our Online Application Portal.

The University of Konstanz is committed to ensuring an environment that provides equal opportunities and promotes diversity as well as a good balance between university and family life. As an equal opportunity employer, we strive to increase the number of women working in research and teaching. We also support working couples through our dual career programme.

Persons with disabilities are explicitly encouraged to apply. They will be given preference if appropriately qualified (contact sbv@uni-konstanz.de, + 49 7531 88-4016).



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