University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine – Professorship for Nursing Science

Opening Date:
9 Aug 2018
Closing Date:
20 Sep 2018
Salary Range:

The University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine, posts the position of Professorship (W3) for Nursing Science as per the requirements outlined in §36 of the Universities act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG NRW). The position is to be filled at the earliest possible date.

The professorship will be affiliated with the Institute of Health Economics and Clinical Epidemiology. The main objective of this new position is to establish an international competitive teaching and research program of nursing science with a primary focus on clinical nursing within a high-performance health care system. Close cooperation, in particular with the Institute of Clinical Epidemiology, the Institute of Medical Sociology, Health Services Research, and Rehabilitation Science (IMVR), the University Hospital’s Nursing School as well as with actors of the main research areas of the Medical Faculty is explicitly desired.

We are looking for a scientifically established person in the development of Nursing Science. Candidates should have an excellent scholarly record in developing and evaluating nursing interventions based on profound knowledge of epistemology and research methods.

The Faculty of Medicine seeks to appoint a candidate with an excellent track record in research and teaching with leadership function, who will be responsible for the design, implementation and preparation of the evaluation of the new dual Bachelor program in clinical nursing. The aim of research and teaching is to expand nursing competencies and responsibilities.

Further requirements for the applicant include an academic qualification (PhD) in nursing science as well as postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation or equivalent) and background in managing research projects as well as teaching experience. We expect a solid professional experience in nursing practice, preferably in an academic setting. Applicants should have very good command of the German language.

The University of Cologne is committed to increase the percentage of women in research and teaching. Applications of women are specifically encouraged. In the case of equal qualifications, competence, and specific achievements, women will be considered on preferential terms within the framework of the legal possibilities.

The University of Cologne is an equal opportunity employer in compliance with the German disabilities laws. Candidates with disabilities are therefore strongly encouraged to apply.

Applications including a letter of motivation, a curriculum vitae, including publication list and a list of third-party grants, reprints of the five most important publications, teaching record, teaching concept, concepts of research and clinical activities and credentials und records may be sent to the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine, University of Cologne and submitted via our Academic Job Portal ( no later than 20.09.2018.