Sage SAGE!

Designing the Academisation of Essential Occupations with Diversity and Gender Equity. Professorial Staff for SAGE-Disciplines

Project duration: 01/09/2021 - 30/08/2026

Principal investigator: Prof. Dr. Gesine Bär

Project staff: Zola Kappauf M.A., Müjgan Senel M.A., Dr. Joachim Kuck

The current process of organisational growth at ASH Berlin is aimed at attracting and supporting professorial staff in the fields of social work, health and childhood education (abbreviated as SAGE in German), as well as providing attractive working conditions for the long-term retention of academic staff.

The goals of the project are:

- to recruit professorial staff from among SAGE-practitioners
- to support faculty with respect to strategic development tasks
- to enhance research opportunities
- to strengthen support for early-career SAGE-academics
- outreach to at-risk scholars and BIPoC-academics (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) and support in the process of applying for professorships at Universities of Applied Sciences.

The implementation of measures towards the recruitment and career development of professorial staff will take place in three distinct projects:

In the first project, faculty appointed to distinguished professorships will contribute to enhancing the university’s SAGE-profile and its organisational structure in accordance with its mission statement, alongside providing support to early-career academics.

In the second project, targeted measures at the national and international level will be developed to facilitate the inclusion of at-risk academics and BIPoC-scholars at Universities of Applied Sciences. The project will design and implement concepts towards improving career development opportunities of the target groups.

The third project will work closely with practitioners to promote the utilization of scientific concepts and methods in professional practice and to inspire the development of praxis-based research. Engaging in dialogue with interested alumni (ASH Berlin graduates), professors will seek to motivate them to pursue academic careers.

In terms of overarching objectives, the project strives for the advancement of academic disciplines pertinent to ASH Berlin by underlining diversity and gender equity and introducing targeted measures for early career academics with diverse academic and/or professional backgrounds.

Funding: Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Keywords: University of Applied Sciences, professorial staff, recruitment, human resources development, organisational development