Offer 9 out of 73 from 25/05/23, 14:46


Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Institute for Rehabilitation Studies

W3 Professorship for “Special Needs Education in Language and Communication”

Working field:

The future holder of the position should represent the field in its entire breadth and teach special education/rehabilitation education in the teaching-related and extracurricular Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes.

The applicant should have a research focus in at least two of the following areas:

  • Language development in the context of linguistic diversity
  • Diagnostics of verbal language and/or written language skills
  • Promotion and/or acquisition of written language in the case of impairments
  • Promotion and/or therapy of language and communication in the case of impairments
  • Participation in the context of speech, language and communication needs
  • Professionalisation in the context of speech, language and communication needs

At least one of these foci must be related to Special Needs Education in Language and Communication (preferably school-related).


The profile of rehabilitation sciences at Humboldt-Universität includes a particularly complex structure across disciplinary and subject boundaries (education, sociology, psychology, linguistics, etc.) and research approaches. Regardless of specialisations, the ability to cooperate across thematic, paradigmatic and methodological boundaries is expected.

Experience in international research cooperation is desirable. Willingness to work in the Interdisciplinary Competence Centre for Rehabilitation Sciences at Humboldt University is also desired.
Applicants must meet the legal requirements for professorial appointments in accordance with § 100 of the “Berliner Hochschulgesetz”.

How to apply:

HU is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and specifically encourages qualified female scholars to apply. Researchers from abroad are welcome to apply. Severely disabled applicants with equivalent qualifications will be given preferential consideration. People with a migration background are specifically encouraged to apply.

Please send your application (including a publication list, a complete list of taught courses, information on both past and current research projects, and a 2-page synopsis of the research profile) until 23.06.2023, quoting the reference number PR/010/23 to: Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Dean of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof. Becker, Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin or preferably in electronic form in one single pdf file to: Since we will not return your documents, please submit copies in the application only.

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