The Faculty of Economics and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Freiburg invites applications for a Full Professorship (W 3) for Educational Psychology in the Department of Psychology.

This professorship is particularly suitable for highly qualified early career researchers.

The professor is expected to have produced internationally respected research in the field of Educational Psychology. In the context of use-inspired basic research, the research should be both theoretically and practically relevant. We are seeking an innovative researcher conducting research in the field of human sciences applying the latest methods, who has secured external funding, and who had their work published in high-ranking international journals.

For the bachelor study program in Psychology, the professor will cover Educational Psychology in a broad sense. For the (general) master program in Psychology, we expect a contribution to the program’s profile.

The professor’s research will be connected to research in the Department of Psychology, and to the Faculty, as well as other research priorities of the university.

Prerequisites for the employment of professors are a university degree, an outstanding dissertation and excellent publication record. Substantial achievements and experience in academic research and teaching at the Habilitation level according to the German academic system are expected.

The following application documents are to be submitted:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Certificates of degrees and academic qualifications
  • Complete list of papers and talks, specifying the 5 most important publications
  • List of funds and stipends
  • Teaching evaluations

We are particularly pleased to receive applications from women for the position advertised here.


Please send your application including supporting documents mentioned above and the application form citing the reference number 00003304, by November 12, 2023 at the latest. Please send your application to the following address in written or electronic form:

An den Vorsitzenden der Berufungskommission
Dekan Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs
Wirtschafts- und Verhaltenswissenschaftliche Fakultät
Rempartstr. 10-16
79098 Freiburg im Breisgau
E-Mail: (via E-Mail in a PDF file please)

For further information, please contact Herr Prof. Dr. Markus Heinrichs on the phone number +49 761 203-3024 or E-Mail Further information on the appointment procedure can be found in the Code for Practice for professorial appointments (in German).

Full-time positions may generally be split up into two or more part-time positions, provided that there are no formal or legal barriers. Candidates are selected in accordance with the provisions of the AGG (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – German General Equal Treatment Act).
Applicants with disabilities (Schwerbehinderte Menschen) will be given preferential consideration in case of equal qualification.
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