Professor in Applied Midwifery Sciences


The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW), currently with around 34,000 students (at 12 locations) an 9,000 cooperating companies and social institutions, is one of Germany‘s largest higher education institutions. Its Stuttgart site offers more than 40 nationally and internationally recognised 

Bachelor degree courses with integrated on-the-job-training in its Faculty of Business, Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Social Work. Currently some 8,300 students (excluding Master‘s students) are enrolled.


Professor in Applied Midwifery Sciences

(Kz, S4 / AP-50) Remuneration group W 2

The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University receives comprehensive funding as part of the expansion programme entitled „Academisation of Healthcare professions“ initiated by the Baden-Wuerttemberg Ministry of Science.

This request is directed in particular at applicants working in teaching, research and further education in Midwifery Sciences or Obstetrics. You will have a state-certified qualification as a delivery nurse/midwife and several years of professional experience in midwifery. Doctors working in Obstetrics with a high degree of involvement in the academisation of midwives are also invited to apply.

The remit involves teaching in healthcare science-related and midwifery-specific subjects, as well as the supervision/instruction of students in the theoretical and practical modules. Your profile will be rounded off by additional expertise in course development and the willingness to be involved in the establishment of the interprofessional Master‘s programme in Healthcare Provision. A further prerequisite involves publications in scientific and academic journals and an ability to secure external funding. You will also be capable of delivering lectures in English.

You will require a high degree of technical and personal involvement in teaching for this position. We also require the candidate to enjoy supervising students. 

Your willingness to become involved in cooperative research is also required, as is your involvement in specialist bodies.

Temporary assumption of the role of Head of Department is also required.


In adherence with § 47 of the State University Act (LHG), we require a completed university degree, specific academic skills (generally this would be a PhD), teaching ability and a minimum of five years of practical working experience, at least three years of which will be non-university-related. The applicant must also be prepared to participate in academic development, particularly through research and scientivic further education. We expect a high degree of commitment, a willingness to cooperate with the companies involved and social institutions as well as a willingness to be involved with committee work.

If the prerequisites are fulfilled, then the appointment is possible as a civil servant for life as a professor after a trial period of three years as a civil servant, providing the candidate at the time of appointment is no older than 47, in exceptional cases 52.

The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) endeavours to increase the proportion of woman in teaching and research. It is committed to the compatibility of family and work life. The Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Stuttgart offers a dual career programme:

In the event of identical specialist suitability, several disabled applicants will be prioritised. 

Please submit your application by 15.02.2019, quoting the above reference, to: Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University (DHBW) Stuttgart, f.a.o. Mr. Wenserit ( ), Postfach 10 05 63, 70004 Stuttgart, Germany 

Please send email applications only in PDF-format as a file with a maximum size of 10 MB.

More information

Location: Stuttgart, Germany
Salary: (Kz, S4 / AP-50) Remuneration group W 2
Posted: 01/12/2018
Ref: Professor in Applied Midwifery Sciences
Disciplines: Academic Midwifery
Fields of practice: School / university
Contract type: Permanent
Grade: Not Graded
Hours: Full Time
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