7 Professorships at the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation (f/m/d)

The University of Cologne is one of the oldest and largest universities in Germany. With its six faculties covering a broad spectrum of disciplines and its internationally outstanding research profile areas, it enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic achievements and high standards of undergraduate and graduate education. The University of Cologne is one of Europe’s leading universities in teacher education with more than 15,000 students in all areas of teacher education. The Faculty of Human Sciences in the Department of Special Education and Rehabilitation is looking to fill seven vacancies. With 27 professorships (W1, W2, W3), the department is one of the leading institutions of teaching and research in Europe.


  • W3 Research Methods in Special Education and Rehabilitation: Focus on Mixed Methods (PDF Download)
  • W3 Education and Rehabilitation for People with Profound and Multiple Disabilities (PDF Download)
  • W3/ W2 (Tenure Track W3) Inclusive Education and Didactics
  • W3 Education and Didactic for children, youth and adults with Hearing Impairment (Focus on Sign Language) (PDF Download)
  • W2 (Tenure Track W3) Education and Didactic for children, youth and adults with Speech and Communication disorders (PDF Download)
  • W2 Counselling in the Fields of Special Education and Rehabilitation (PDF Download)
  • W1 (no Tenure Track) Self-learning Systems in Special Education and Rehabilitation (Artificial Intelligence) (PDF Download)


renowned applicants with an excellent research profile, experiences in third-party funding, and national as well as international visibility. We expect the ability to and willingness for interdisciplinary collaboration in at least one of the research foci of the department or the university (“Inclusion and Social Disadvantages”, “Digitalization and Media”, “Research of Effectiveness and Implementation Research”, “Teacher Education and Educational Research”, “Language Development and Literacies”). The applicants’ research topics should include basic research as well as application-orientated research with relevance to society (transfer). We expect collaboration with central research facilities of the University of Cologne in this research fields: Mercator Institute, Cologne Center fo Ethics, Rights, Economics, and social sciences of health (ceres), Interdisciplinary Center for Empirical Research on Teachers and Teaching (IZeF), CRC “Prominence in Language”, Center for Teacher Education (ZfL)

Furthermore, we expect outstanding teaching in the faculty’s B.A., M.A., and M.Ed. courses. Sound knowledge of German is required.


The University of Cologne provides a stimulating academic environment with a wide range of career development opportunities as well as support services for dual career couples and family-friendly working conditions.

Formal requirements are detailed in Section 36 of the Higher Education Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Hochschulgesetz – HG NRW).The University of Cologne is committed to equal opportunities and diversity. Women are especially encouraged to apply and will be considered preferentially in accordance with the Equal Opportunities Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz – LGG NRW). We also expressly welcome applications from people with disabilities / special needs or of equal status.Please submit your application via the University of Cologne’s Academic Job Portal (https://professorships.uni-koeln.de) by 08.10.2020. Your application should be addressed to the Dean of the Faculty of Human Sciences.