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Head of Computer Science in Education

permanent, full time, salary based on EG 15 TV-H*, place of employment: Frankfurt am Main, closing date for applications: October 14, 2018

Become part of the successful team of the Information Center for Education at DIPF. The Information Center for Education is the central provider and innovator of IT-based information services in education in Germany. We offer international visible information platforms and technical tools for research and practice – e.g. the German Education Portal, the German Education Server, the Research Data Centre for Education and the TBA Centre. We are a key player in digital education in Germany. To information-technologically develop our services further and sustainably coordinate IT-related tasks, we are seeking to employ a

Head of Computer Science in Education

(permanent, full time, salary based on EG 15 TV-H*) for our location in Frankfurt am Main.

Your tasks:

  • Coordination and management of the IT team at the Information Center for Education (IZB), ca. 20 members of staff at locations in Frankfurt am Main and Berlin, focusing on software development, data management, development of portals and assessment
  • Conceptual development, provision and maintenance of digital research and information infrastructures and software provided by IZB
  • Conceptual and technical implementation of the IZB Open Science strategy
  • Cooperation and collaboration with our partner institutes in Germany and Europe
  • Budget planning, management of IT team regarding human resources and technical matters


  • A university degree that is above average in Computer Science or comparable subjects (preferably a doctoral degree)
  • Research experience in Information Retrieval, Data Science, Semantic Web or a field that is relevant
    to Open Science developments
  • Sound knowledge and experience regarding complex, networked research and information infrastructures at a national as well as an international level
  • Sound knowledge and experience in the area of setting up and running science research and information infrastructures
  • Demonstrated leadership skills and practical experience in human resource management and management of teams
  • Practical experience in project acquisition and budget planning
  • Very good German and English language skills, written and spoken

Preferably, candidates should have:

  • knowledge and experience in the field of educational technology or computer science in education
  • knowledge and experience in negotiating with, and coordinating, external software providers
  • knowledge and experience in negotiating and managing internal/external customer orders

We expect candidates to be ready and able to become acquainted with further areas of work and respective demands at short notice. We expect successful candidates to demonstrate their personal commitment, ability to work in a team, and communicate.

We offer a demanding and challenging environment in one of the most relevant science institutions in the field of education in Germany, a modern workplace, good conditions for balancing work and family life, and a pleasant work atmosphere. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants will principally be able to work part-time provided that job-related requirements are appropriately considered. Equally qualified people with disabilities will be particularly considered.

Please note that this advertisement is a courtesy translation of the German language job advertisement which, alone, is legally binding. Please submit your application and standard documents – preferably in electronic format to ,quoting the reference number IZB 2018-24. The closing date is 14.10.2018. Applications should be addressed to the Director of the IZB, Professor Dr. Marc Rittberger, PO Box
900270, 60442 Frankfurt. Any further enquiry should be addressed to the Director of the Information Center for Education, Professor Dr. Marc Rittberger (069-24708327).

* Labour agreement for public service in the state of Hessen

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last modified Sep 28, 2018