Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences

Professor Law of social work

2024-04-23 (Europe/Berlin)
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With over 15,500 students, four departments with more than 270 professors and more than 1,000 employees in teaching, research and central service units, Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in Germany. "Opportunities through education" is our living motto. Practical relevance, interdisciplinary education, international orientation and regional integration characterize our profile. Diversity and social responsibility are our values. We are sus­tain­able in all dimensions. Excellent quality in teaching and research is our aspiration.

We are looking to fill the following position in Faculty 4: Health and Social Work as soon as possible.

(W2 salary scale HBesG, Hessian Federal Civil Service Remuneration Act)

in the following field:
Law of social work
Job advertisement number P15/2024

Your responsibilities:

As the holder of this position, you will teach in the department's degree programs corresponding to your profile, in particular in the Bachelor of Social Work.

You will impart legal knowledge for social work, particularly the basic structure of German law. You will support student’s understanding of legal contexts and how they can be used in the fields of social work in Germany through practical and application-oriented teaching. Ideally, you will focus your interdisciplinary training on cross-cutting issues in social work such as poverty, migration, racism, disability, gender or age and impart understanding of the law in a social and political context as well as an emancipatory instrument.

The ability to teach in German is a prerequisite.

Your profile:

You have

  • a completed first German state examination in law (or a comparable European university degree);
  • a qualified doctorate, preferably in one of the key areas listed below.
  • In-depth and practice-oriented knowledge related to social work in Germany is highly desirable, preferably in media and communications law or in one of the following areas: Criminal law/criminology, family law or social law, sustainable development law.

In addition to the application documents listed below, we ask you to present a ‘teaching and research concept’ that outlines your ideas and visions for teaching and research in relation to the requirements of the position.

The position is available for an unlimited period of time. When first appointed to a professorship, employment is initially on a probationary civil service basis or on a permanent employment basis with a three-year probationary period.

Conditions of employment, further duties and prerequisites result from §§ 67 - 69, 75 and 76 of the Hessian Higher Education Act; to be viewed at

We value diversity and therefore welcome all applications - regardless of gender, nationality, ethnic and social origin, religion/belief, disability, age, and sexual orientation and identity. People with disabi­lities are given preference in cases of equal personal and professional suitability. As a holder of the "Family-friendly University" certificate, the university will take your individual family situation into account when organizing your working hours.

Applications with the usual informative documents (incl. list of publications, projects, description of previous teaching and research activities) are requested by April 23, 2024 quoting the reference number, by e-mail to (please send all documents in one PDF file):

To the President of the
Frankfurt University of Applied Sciences,
Human Resources,
Nibelungenplatz 1, 60318 Frankfurt.

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Job details

Professor Law of social work
Nibelungenplatz 1 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Application deadline
2024-04-23 23:59 (Europe/Berlin)
2024-04-23 23:59 (CET)
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