Director (f/m/d)

Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID), Trier

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID) and the Faculty I of Trier University, Department of Psychology, are jointly offering the position of

Director (f/m/d) of the Leibniz Institute for Psychology (ZPID)

in conjunction witha

Full Professor (f/m/d) in the Department of Psychology at Trier University

(salary grade W 3 LBesG)

to be filled at the earliest possible date.

The ZPID - a public institution of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate - is committed to the comprehensive, sustainable, and scientifically grounded documentation of psychology information published throughout the German-speaking countries as well as the conduct of research in psychology and the information sciences and provides its services at the national and international levels. Its infrastructure services support the entire scientific work process, from the generation of research questions and literature research to the documentation of research activities and archiving of data to the publication of results, thus facilitating the systematic use of open science practices. ZPID’s research activities are dedicated to Big Data and the detection of trends in psychological research, research syntheses as well as research literacy and user-friendly research infrastructures. Applicants should have proven international credentials and demonstrate the ability to coordinate and lead the separate research units of ZPID, to represent ZPID to the wider community, and to further its envisioned growth as a public open science institute for psychology. Additional information is available at www.leibniz-psychology.org. As a member of the Leibniz Association, ZPID receives joint funding from German federal and state agencies.

The Director, as executive head of ZPID, independently manages the institute in accordance with its legal foundation, statutes, and the resolutions of the Governing Board. This position includes the obligation to provide one course per semester (two hours per week) at Trier University. Responsibilities include the further development of ZPID’s service and research profile, the overall accountability for the program budget, the development and implementation of research and infrastructure projects with national and international partner institutions, and the cooperation with other Leibniz Association member institutes as well as with the funding agencies. The Director is the administrative supervisor of all employees of the institute. A General Manager supports the Director in his or her administrative tasks.

Prerequisites include a psychology-oriented, internationally visible research profile and a comprehensive understanding of psychology and its methodological diversity as well as the potential connectivity of one's own research with the research topics of the institute. The candidate should also have experience in the conception and management of scientific research projects in psychology and in university instruction, as well as leadership experience in managing staff. The applicant should demonstrate interest in questions relating to knowledge transfer and in being involved in various committees of the Leibniz Association. A special interest in the possibilities of information technology and infrastructural support of psychological research and in the field of metascience is appreciated; links to health research are of interest.

The appointment to this position will be made by Trier University and ZPID in a joint appointment procedure. The successful candidate will receive a lifetime civil servant position at Trier University. He or she will granted leave from this position as university professor to be appointed as director of ZPID, initially for a period of 5 years. The official duties of the W 3 professorship result from § 48 of the Rhineland-Palatinate Higher Education Act (HochSchG). The hiring requirements for the professorship result from § 49 HochSchG, in particular educational aptitude and additional excellent scientific achievements have to be proven. The ability to offer courses in German is expected.

The state of Rhineland-Palatinate and Trier University advocate a concept of supervisory responsibility that expects a strong faculty presence at the university campus. Severely disabled persons and persons with equal status pursuant to Section 2 (3) of the German Social Code IX (SGB IX) will be given preferential consideration if they are suitably qualified (please enclose certificate).

The Leibniz Institute for Psychology and Trier University are committed to increasing the number of female professors and therefore expressly encourage female scholars to submit applications.

Applications should be sent in electronic form (in a PDF file) by 27.5.2022 to Prof. Dr. Conny H. Antoni, Dean of Faculty I, Trier University, 54286 Trier, dekanfb1(at)uni-trier.de. The applicant is expected to provide a description of all previous third-party funding and to present his or her perspectives on the further development of ZPID. In addition to submitting the standard application documents, please include three major publications.