Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Kleve and Kamp-Lintfort, Germany, offers an innovative and uniquely international environment with first-rate, interdisciplinary and predominantly English-taught bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. In addition to excellence in teaching, we are also committed to excellence in applied research, particularly in the areas of engineering, technology and the natural and social sciences. The university is home to a student body of over 7,000 students from over 100 countries. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences sits on the picturesque Lower Rhine between the industrial and economic hub of the Rhine-Ruhr region and the Netherlands. This idyllic, yet central location offers the perfect backdrop for families, as well as excellent connections to bustling metropolitan areas.

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is seeking to fill the following position in the Faculty of Society and Economics, Kleve Campus, on 1st september 2020 or as soon as possible:

Reference number 03/F3/20

Lecturer in fundamentals and methods in social sciences

German TV-L pay scale level EG 13, fixed-term contract for 2 years acoording to § 14 Abs.2 (TzBfG), part-time with 75 % of the average weekly hours of the full-time position (15 hours of teaching)

Your tasks

  • Co-operation in teaching and in support of examinations in English- and German speaking Bachelor and Master study courses of the faculty of Society and Economics, especially in the study course "Gender and Diversity, B.A. "
  • In addition to instructional courses in the area of social sciences, you will administer interdisciplinary synergy and obligatory courses - under certain conditions even in the evenings and on weekends
  • In addition to teaching you will be responsible for mentoring the students during their practical semesters and support them with their seminar papers and bachelor thesis

Your profile

  • You have a master or equivalent degree in social sciences of pedagogics, sociology, or Gender and Diversity studies
  • At least four years of relevant, full-time work experience after completing your graduate degree or, alternatively, at least three years of relevant, full-time work experience after receiving state recognition of your professional qualifications
  • You have Gender & Diversity competences, as well as solid organizational and communicative skills
  • You are knowledgable in Gender and Diversity studies and in quantitative and qualitative empirical research methods
  • The mastery of the English language to an excellent standard (CEFR level C1) as well very good organisational and communicative skills are mandatory
  • Additionally, creativity, enthusiasm and ability to work in a team as well as solid knowledge of empirical and experimental research methods are mandatory
  • A PhD in a relevant field is desirable, but not a requirement

We offer

  • A diverse range of interesting and challenging tasks
  • Work-life balance assistance for employees
  • Numerous opportunities for personal and professional development
  • All the advantages of working in public service in Germany (social benefits), including an annual holiday bonus, capital accumulation benefits, 30 days of paid leave, and a company pension scheme
  • Possibility of telework / home office
  • Employee health management programme

Non-native German speakers must have at least basic proficiency in German.

The work contract is fixed-term and subject to German labour law. In accordance with § 14 (2) Teilzeit- und Befristungsgesetz (TzBfG), applicants for this position must not have been employed at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in the past.

Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to the professional development and advancement of women. Female candidates are expressly welcomed and encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW), in cases of equal suitability, aptitude and professional experience, female candidates shall be given preferential consideration over male candidates for vacancies in areas with proportionally fewer female employees, provided there are no specific, overriding reasons for giving preference to a specific male candidate.

In the event of equal suitability, preferential consideration will also be given to disabled candidates or candidates recognised as such by virtue of Section 2 (3) of the German Code of Social Law, Book IX (SGB IX).

We look forward to receiving your application!

Deadline for applications: 08th June 2020

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