Ulm University is a young research university with a focus on natural sciences, medicine and technology. Located in an economically strong region, the University with its more than 10,000 students offers a dynamic work environment with attractive networking and development prospects.

The Medical Faculty, Department of Psychiatry II, is seeking to fill the position (successor of Prof. Dr. Thomas Becker) of Chair and Medical Director

Professor (W3) of Psychiatry (m/f/d)

The position implies heading the clinical service of psychiatry and psychotherapy at the Bezirkskrankenhaus Günzburg.

The University is seeking to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourages qualified female scientists to apply for this position.
Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude will be given preferential consideration.

We invite clinical academics with good German language skills and national and international visibility to apply. The post involves representing clinical psychiatry within the University in research, teaching and clinical care (and collaborating with other chairs in the fields of psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine and child and adolescent psychiatry). An excellent scientific track record is considered a prerequisite for this post, and a high level of clinical experience and expertise is required. National and international research collaboration is considered important.

The department participates in the German Centre for Mental Health (DZP) as a component of ZIHub. Cooperation with other departments and research groups across the Faculty and University will be considered a high priority, and trauma research and prevention research are considered faculty hubs of interest.

The organisation of health care involves leading a clinical service at the Bezirkskrankenhaus Günzburg which is one of eight clinical sites of the Bezirkskliniken Schwaben, a public mental (and neurological and neurosurgery) health service trust in the Bavarian region (Bezirk) of Schwaben. The company has an overall staff of 4,600 employees with its executive offices in Augsburg. The clinical service in Günzburg comprises 312 beds, day hospital care, outpatient (and crisis intervention outpatient) care, and a mother-baby unit. In a few years' time, the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy II will move into a new building at the current site (with 290 inpatient and 20 day clinic beds).

The post involves all teaching components offered to medical students within their undergraduate training (and a teaching contribution to psychology undergraduate and postgraduate training) within the Faculty of Medicine. Collaboration across the Medical Faculty and neighbouring faculties is expected. Active involvement in the faculty teaching and training hospital (TTU) in Ulm is expected of the person appointed to the post, and teaching commitments will include elective courses offered to medical (and psychology) undergraduate students.

Employment requirements are completed university studies as well as teaching aptitude, a doctoral degree and further pertinent scientific achievements (§ 47 LHG) and the full qualification of specialist in psychiatrie (Facharzt für Psychiatrie und Psychotherapie or equivalent specialist qualification.

Seize the opportunity and join us in shaping the future of the University!

Your contact for further information:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Wirth, phone +49 731 500-33600


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