Professorship for Clinical Nursing at the University of Cologne


The University of Cologne, Faculty of Medicine, posts the position of Professorship (W2) for Clinical Nursing as per the requirements outlined in § 36 of the Universities act of North Rhine-Westphalia (HG NRW). The position is to be filled by Oct. 1st, 2017. The initial appointment will be for 5 years with an option for tenure.

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 Health Economics and 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 clinical nursing. Candidates should have an excellent scholarly record in developing and evaluating nursing
interventions as well as transferring new research findings into nursing practice. She / He possesses profound knowledge of epistemology and research methods, as for example
epidemiological, experimental and mixed-methods as well as qualitative and quantitative methods of health services research.

The successful applicant will be responsible for the design, implementation and preparation of the evaluation of the new dual Bachelor program in clinical nursing. It is the objective of research
and teaching to expand nursing competencies to respond to changing patients’ needs and to establish new interdisciplinary care approaches with better patient outcomes. Therefore,
profound teaching experiences as well as commitment to qualify and encourage nursing students are mandatory. Close cooperation with the University Hospital of Cologne is essential for success of the Bachelor program.

The Faculty of Medicine seeks to appoint a candidate with an excellent track record in research and teaching. Publications in international journals, social skills, the capacity to work in
multidisciplinary teams and to apply for third-party research funds are prerequisites.

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.

Further requirements for application include an academic qualification in nursing science as well as postdoctoral lecture qualification (Habilitation/PhD or equivalent) and background in managing
research projects as well as academic 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.

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 (https://berufungen.uni-koeln.de ) no later than 31.8.2017.