Intercultural Communication (W2-professorship)

Country: Germany;

City: Fulda

Vacancy added: 03.12.2015

Employer: Fulda University of Applied Sciences

Vacancy type: PhD position; Vacancy for students or masters;

For whom: For researchers;

Resumes due: 20.12.2015


Fulda University of Applied Sciences is home to over 8,000 students who study in around 50 Bachelor and Master degree programmes. Over 150 professors teach and research across eight specialist departments. Overall, more than 600 people are employed by Fulda University of Applied Sciences. Fulda University of Applied Sciences is distinguished by high-quality teaching and intensive research activities in addition to a strong international orientation. It offers an excellent environment for learning and working at an attractive and cohesive university campus.

The Department of Social and Cultural Studies seeks to hire a professor, starting with the summer semester 2017:

Intercultural Communication (W2)

The teaching position is located primarily within the degree programmes ‘Social Sciences for Intercultural Relations’ (BA) and ‘Intercultural Communication and European Studies’ (MA). It involves teaching intercultural communication in theory and practice as part of social sciences and/or communication sciences. In particular, teaching should integrate sociolinguistic references to the role of language and communication, as well as to multilingualism under the conditions of globalisation, migration and medial networking. A qualitative research focus is strongly desired. The student body of the international ICEUS Master degree programme is multinational. Teaching in this programme is provided in two languages, German and English. The position therefore requires the ability and willingness to teach in English.

The applicant should be distinguished in the subject of intercultural communication. Specialist focus can be placed on sociolinguistics, communication sciences and/or social and cultural studies. The applicant is expected to participate in the activities of the academic ‘Centre for Intercultural and European Studies’ (CINTEUS) at Fulda University of Applied Sciences. In addition to pertinent research experience and relevant professional expertise, the ideal candidate will also have practical experience and contacts which may help the student transition into post-graduate employment. Willingness to become involved in departmental and university governance is expected.

If you have any questions regarding the position, please contact Dr Norbert Schröer (

In addition to the above requirements, the formal employment requirements of the State of Hesse (sections 61, 62 of the Hessian Higher Education Act [Hessisches Hochschulgesetz]) shall also apply to the above professorship. These can be viewed at:  Fulda University of Applied Sciences follows an approach based on providing intensive support of students and networking in the region, and therefore expects teaching staff to demonstrate a high degree of presence at the university.

Applications from outside Germany and from applicants with a migrant background are expressedly desired.

In cases of equal qualification, persons with disabilities will be given preference.

Women are underrepresented among the professors at the university. The plan for the promotion of women at Fulda University of Applied Sciences therefore envisages an increased proportion of female teaching staff. Applications from women are thus especially desired. The position is full-time; a parttime option is negotiable.

Fulda University of Applied Sciences is certified as a family-friendly university. We promote the reconciliation of work and family life, and offer you opportunities to participate in our health promotion plan.

Please email your application with the relevant documents by 20 December 2015, to the President of Fulda University of Applied Sciences, Personnel Management Department, Leipziger Straße 123, 36037 Fulda, Germany (

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