Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences

Job Vacancies

Here you will find the current job vacancies of the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences and its institutes.

 

W3/W2-Professorships, Tenure Track-Professorships, Junior-Professorships

Full Professor (W3) of Sports Science with a special focus on the Social Sciences of Sports

The Institute of Sports Science at the University of Tübingen’s Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences invites applications for the position of a

Full Professor (W3) of Sports Science with a special focus on the Social Sciences of Sports

to commence on 01.04.2023.

Applicants are expected to excel in broad-based sports science research and the ability to conduct interdisciplinary empirical work using state-of-the-art methods in social sciences. We are looking for a person whose research can attract substantial external funding and whose research is internationally visible via publications in leading journals and networking. The applicant's profile should be compatible with either of the three main research areas of the Tübingen Institute of Sports Science, i.e., performance, health, and/or education. In addition, references to the Faculty’s and the University’s core research areas are desirable.

The successful candidate is expected to also represent the field of Social Sciences of Sports in teaching. The professorship is involved in all degree programs offered by the Tübingen Institute of Sports Science. Experiences in teaching sports and/or coaching athletes/teams (in University courses or beyond) is desired.

In addition to general administration tasks, the professorship takes the lead of the research group on Social Sciences of Sports (in continuation of the Chair of Social and Health Sciences at the Institute).

Required qualifications include a Habilitation (or other postdoctoral qualifications equivalent to the requirements for tenure) obtained in Sports Science or with a clear link to research in Sports Science. This includes evidence of teaching effectiveness.

The University of Tübingen is particularly interested in increasing the number of women in research and teaching and therefore strongly encourages women to apply. In line with its internationalization agenda, the university welcomes applications from researchers outside Germany. Applications from equally qualified candidates with disabilities will be given preference.

Please submit applications by 22.07.2022 via the application platform of the University of Tübingen https://berufungen.uni-tuebingen.de.

Enquiries concerning the position may also be directed to the Dean, Professor Dr. Josef Schmid (dekanspam prevention@wiso.uni-tuebingen.de).

The German-language advertisement is the sole legally binding advertisement of this position.

General information on professorships, hiring processes, and the German academic system can be found here: https://uni-tuebingen.de/en/213700

Application Form

Download the Application form as a Word document here.

 


Academic Staff

Doctoral Researcher at the Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology

The Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology is currently inviting applica-tions for the following position:

1 Doctoral Researcher (75%, E 13 TV-L1) for 3 years

 

We are seeking an excellent doctoral student who has strong passion to examine how to improve education for gifted primary school children by combining neuroscience and educational psychology. The successful candidate will work with Professors Jessika Golle, Michiko Sakaki, Kou Murayama, and Birgit Derntl in our project on giftedness and neuroscience. This is an exciting interdisciplinary project based on collaboration across the Hector Research Institute and the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Tübingen. The overarching goal of our project is to integrate neuroscience and education. To this end, we aim to a) uncover the brain development of intellectually gifted children and b) to propose a new enrichment program on neuroscience for primary school children. The successful candidate will lead the development and validation of the enrichment program while being involved in neuroimaging data collection in gifted primary school children as a collaborator.

The position comes with a contract for 3 years. The expected start date is October/November 2022. Applicants can come from any fields of neuroscience/psychology or related fields. We especially give priority to candidates having good experiences in developing trainings for primary school children, conducting randomized controlled field trials in education, and/or data collection with children. Proficiency in German language is also desirable.

Requirements
Graduates (and applicants about to graduate) with a master’s degree in psychology, education sciences, or a related field with excellent grades and a strong interest in research from interdisciplinary perspectives are encouraged to apply. Experience and interest in giftedness research, developing learning materials for primary school children and/or educational neuroscience is desirable.

The Hector Research Institute is a nationally and internationally leading research center in education sciences and psychology. Our interdisciplinary team works in a well-equipped building close to the historic old town of Tübingen, Germany. The position lies at the intersection of the institute’s main research fields Talent Development & Giftedness and Educational Neuroscience. Research in the field of Talent Development & Giftedness studies ways to improve the selection of gifted students for special educational programs as well as the development of specific learning settings adapted to the needs of gifted students. Research in the field of Educational Neuroscience investigates brain mechanisms behind successful teaching and learning, motivation and emotional processes using neuroimaging/physiological techniques. Our group is a part of Tübingen Neuro Campus which includes more than 100 active research groups in neuroscience at the University of Tübingen.

The successful candidate is expected to work with our interdisciplinary team to develop an educational program on neuroscience for gifted primary school-aged children and examine its effectiveness. The successful candidate will be also likely to engage in neuroimaging data collection from gifted primary school children. There is the opportunity to work with children from the Hector Children’s Academy Program, a state-wide enrichment program for gifted primary school children in Baden-Württemberg, to advance our understanding of the developmental mechanisms behind exceptionally talented children.

For further inquiries about the position, please reach out to Professor Dr. Michiko Sakaki ( michiko.sakaki@uni-tuebingen.de) and Professor Dr. Jessika Golle (jessika.gollespam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de).

Applications including (1) a cover letter detailing your expertise and methodological skills and a reason why you are interested in the position, (2) a CV, (3) contact of two references who can be contacted before interview, (4) degree and other certificates with transcripts should be sent via email in one single pdf-file to jobsspam prevention@hib.uni-tuebingen.de mentioning the subject “PhD Neuro”. Initial deadline is 19 July but we continue to seek candidates until the position is filled by a highly qualified candidate (i.e. late application is acceptable until we make a final decision).

Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply for these positions. Employment will be officially organized by the central university administration.

 

1 According to the general pay scale of German universities, the salary will be “E 13TV-L”. This corresponds to a monthly salary of at least EUR 3,055,-** (75% position, gross pay, before tax). After taxes as a single (i.e. not married or living with a life partner; no children), the monthly salary is at least EUR 1.962,-- (net salary after taxes and health insurance payments). Your income will increase annually if you remain employed. Information regarding cost of living in Tübingen: https://tuebingenresearchcampus.com/tuebingen/

3-year doctoral student position (m/f/d) at the Hector Research Institute

The Hector Research Institute of Education Sciences and Psychology is currently inviting applica-tions for the following position:

3-year doctoral student position (m/f/d) (75%, E 13 TV-L1)

Our institute is a nationally and internationally leading research centre for research on education. Our interdisciplinary team works in a well-equipped building close to the historic old town of Tü-bingen, Germany. We investigate determinants and consequences of successful teaching and learning processes using large scale assessments, longitudinal studies, and randomized controlled field trials. More information can be found at https://www.hib.uni-tuebingen.de.

The research focus of the position will be on the intersection of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in education and psychological research on motivation, self-regulation, and learning. More specifically, a multidisciplinary theoretical approach will be adopted to investigate the effects of computer-synthesized educational human figures and synthesized instructional materials on learning processes and outcomes. The doctoral position holder will use experimental methods to explore how the internal and external characteristics of a synthesized human figure and characteristics of the learning material will affect learning, motivation, self-regulation, self-efficacy, and metacognition, as well as examine how these characteristics interact with the characteristics of the learner and the learning task.

The PhD candidate will benefit from unique opportunities, including:

  • Close collaboration, mentoring, and professional development from a supervisory team
  • Work with an inspiring, multidisciplinary, and international team that includes many other tal-ented PhD students
  • Supportive environment to enable presentations at national and international conferences and publications in highly ranked journals to advance an (international) academic career
  • Opportunities for interdisciplinary and international exchange programs (e.g., lab visits)
  • Membership in the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network (https://www.lead.uni-tuebingen.de)

Requirements: Graduates (and applicants about to graduate) with a master’s degree in psychology, cognitive sciences, education sciences or a related field with excellent grades and a strong interest in interdisciplinary research are encouraged to apply. Experience and interest in quantitative research methodologies (using R, SPSS, Stata, Mplus, etc.) is desirable. Knowledge of AI technologies and programming skills are preferred but not necessary.

For further inquiries about the position, please reach out to Prof. Dr. Ulrich Trautwein (ulrich.trautweinspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de) or Dr. Xiaobin Chen (xiaobin.chenspam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de).

Applications including a cover letter, a CV, degree and other certificates with transcripts should be sent via email in one single pdf-file using the subject “PhD AI” to jobsspam prevention@hib.uni-tuebingen.de by July 15, 2022.

Disabled candidates will be given preference over other equally qualified applicants. The University seeks to raise the number of women in research and teaching and therefore urges qualified women to apply for these positions. Employment will be conducted by the central university administration.

 

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According to the general pay scale of German universities, the salary will be “E 13TV-L”. This corresponds to a monthly salary of at least EUR 3,055,-** (75% position, gross pay, before tax). After taxes as a single (i.e. not married or living with a life partner; no children), the monthly salary is at least EUR 1.962,-- (net salary after taxes and health insurance payments). Your income will increase annually if you remain employed. Information regarding cost of living in Tübingen: tuebingenresearchcampus.com/tuebingen/


Non-academic staff


Student research assistant