W 3-Professorship for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy University of Heidelberg, Medical Faculty of Mannheim Germany

At the Medical Faculty of Mannheim at the University of Heidelberg,


"W 3-Professorship for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy"


to occupy. The professorship will be located at the Central Institute for Mental Health, Mannheim (State Foundation of Public Law, Director: Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg, Commercial Director: Katrin Erk).


The Central Institute for Mental Health (ZI) is an internationally recognized psychiatric / neuroscientific research institute, psychiatric-psychotherapeutic-psychosomatic faculty of the Medical Faculty Mannheim of the University of Heidelberg, as well as a psychiatric-psychotherapeutic-add-medical clinic with university orientation. At the ZI, there are 349 fully-staffed beds and treatment centers spread over four clinics: psychiatry and psychotherapy including gerontopsychiatry, psychosomatics and psychotherapeutic medicine, psychiatry and psychotherapy of children and adolescents, dependent behavior and addiction medicine. Within the framework of a multi-year new project, there is a gradual increase to a total of approximately 390 beds and treatment areas. This growth will enable the establishment of new therapies and outpatient inpatient care concepts. At the same time, the new Center for Innovative Psychiatry and Psychotherapist Research is developing a significant expansion of our research-oriented research structures.


The W 3 professorship for "Psychiatry and Psychotherapy" is located in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (Prof. Dr. Andreas Meyer-Lindenberg). The professorship has the department of biological psychiatry in research and teaching to represent and is integrated into the ongoing research centers of the ZI and the Medical Faculty Mannheim. We are looking for a personality with a systemneurobiological focus with relevance for the pathophysiology, therapy and prevention of psychiatric disorders. If appropriate, there is also the possibility of a clinical activity.


Requirements for the W 3 Professorship for "Psychiatry and Psychotherapy" are:

  • Completed university studies in medicine or psychology
  • In the case of medical practitioners recognized as a specialist for psychiatry and psychotherapy
  • Doctoral degree in a field relevant to the subject area as well as a habilitation, a successfully evaluated junior professor or a comparable scientific qualification according to § 47 para 2 Landeshochschulgesetz
  • Third-party research and publications demonstrate the succession of research in the relevant subject area
  • Leadership of multiprofessional scientific working groups


The appointment is a joint appointment in the Jülich model (appointment to the University of Heidelberg, leave leave to the Central Institute for Mental Health Mannheim). The position is available indefinitely. In the case of the fulfillment of the general requirements under civil and juridical law, the appointment to the office of professors usually takes place directly in the civil servant's relationship to life.


The university aims to increase the proportion of women in the scientific field and therefore strongly encourages qualified women scientists to apply. People with disabilities are preferred with equal qualifications and suitability.


Applications with the usual documents, including the Applicant's Guide and the Applicant's Form of the Faculty of Medicine of Mannheim, for W3 professorships (see www.umm.uni-heidelberg.de/dekanat/berufungen) should be submitted within three weeks of the publication To the Dean of the Medical Faculty of Mannheim, Heidelberg, Prof. Dr. Sergij Goerdt, University of Mannheim, 68135 Mannheim.

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