Stellenangebot: W1 Junior Professorship for Medical Ethics with a focus on Digitization (Potsdam)

The Faculty of Health Sciences – a joint faculty of the University of Potsdam, the Brandenburg Medical School Theodor Fontane and the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus – Senftenberg – invites applications for the following position to be filled as soon as possible: W1 Junior Professorship for Medical Ethics with a focus on Digitization
(Tenure Track)

We aim to fill this role with an individual who has a research profile with international visibility in the field of medical ethics and who has been successful in obtaining external funding. It is essential that the professorship deal with the ethical aspects of digitized medicine. Cooperation with existing research activities and with ethics committees is expected. The professorship will work in the Faculty of Health Sciences, which is in the process of being established. The central research topic of the new faculty is the medicine and health of aging.

The person who will be appointed will be involved in teaching in new degree programs and will be able to fully represent the subject of ethics in teaching.

Please contact the Dean of the Faculty ( if you have any questions or would like to request further information about the position.

The following application requirements for junior professors must be documented in accordance with Section 45 of the Brandenburg Higher Education Act (Brandenburgisches Hochschulgesetz or BbgHG): a completed university degree, pedagogical talent, and a particular aptitude for scientific and scholarly work, typically documented by a dissertation project of outstanding quality. International experience, an outstanding publication record, and teaching experience are also desirable. The time spent in a scholarly position as one’s main profession may not exceed four years between the last examination event in the doctoral degree program and an application for a junior professorship. This period of time increases to the extent that working hours are reduced by at least one-fifth of regular working hours, time which is granted for the supervision or care of one or several children under 18 years of age or of other family relatives requiring care.

The appointment procedure is conducted in accordance with Section 40 BbgHG. In accordance with Section 46 BbgHG, employment shall initially take the form of a civil service position or an employment contract; either arrangement is limited to up to four years. An extension of the position can be granted for a total of up to six years, with the junior professor’s consent, if she or he has proven themselves as a university instructor. There is an opportunity to be taken on for a permanent professorship (tenure track) following a positive evaluation, which will be conducted in a timely manner before the junior professorship expires. The evaluation and assignment of the promised tenured professorship is governed by the Brandenburg Compensation Act (Section 18 of the Brandenburgisches Besoldungsgesetz or BbgBesG) and occurs after their intermediate evaluation (according to Section 46 BbgHG).

Candidates who meet the hiring requirements for a university professorship in accordance with Section 41 subsection 1 no. 4a BbgHG cannot be considered in the context of this hiring procedure.

The University strives for a balanced gender ratio at all levels. Severely disabled applicants will be given preferential consideration in the event of equal qualification. We expressly invite applications from people with migration backgrounds.

The University of Potsdam offers dual career support and coaching for newly appointed professors:

Applications (with a presentation of your research interests, curriculum vitae, copies of academic certificates and documents, a list of publications, a list of courses taught, a list of externally funded projects, and the questionnaire located at should be sent (in a single PDF file) to the University of Potsdam at within four weeks of the publication of this notice.