Internationalisierung

Die Internationalisierung ist integraler Bestandteil der strategischen Zielsetzungen der HTWG Konstanz. Sie wirkt sich aus auf Lehre, Transfer/Forschung, Weiterbildung und Verwaltung. Internationalisierung ist damit eine Querschnittsaufgabe. Diese Seite führt die HTWG Internationalisierungsaktivitäten zusammen und trägt dazu bei, diese noch stärker auf allen Ebenen der Hochschule zu verankern und voranzutreiben.

Applying for Faculty Positions

Thank you for your interest in applying to work as a professor at the HTWG Konstanz - University of Applied Sciences. This page is intended to provide you with some key aspects about professorships, including educational and professional qualifications, as well as some of the key job requirements. For more information about the general conditions of a professorship, please contact the chair of the appointment committee directly.

  • Qualifications Required for Professorships

    The following is a summary of the relevant paragraphs in the official German Landeshochschulgesetz (the State Higher Education Act) for individuals applying for professorships at German universities and universities of applied sciences.

    Please note: this is only intended to provide general information and is not an official translation of the law.

    § 47 Landeshochschulgesetz (Einstellungsvoraussetzungen für Professorinnen und Professoren)

    When applying for the position of professor at German universities and universities of applied sciences, applicants must fulfil the general official hiring requirements and must have the following qualifications:

    1. Completed university degree

    2. Teaching qualifications, such as relevant university-level classroom or training experience, courses or trainings focused on university teaching methods

    3. Background in academic-scientific research, which means the applicant has completed a PhD thesis or has demonstrated a special talent for artistic work

    4. The following may additionally apply depending on the university or university of applied sciences and the requirements for the particular position:

    Applicants must have a minimum of five years professional experience - with at least three of those years spent outside of universities (i.e., no lecturing or research activities). Candidates are expected to have used this non-university experience to apply or develop scientific findings and methods.

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  • Information about Working as a Professor at Universities of Applied Sciences

    The following is a summary of the relevant paragraphs in the official German Landeshochschulgesetz (the State Higher Education Act) for individuals applying for professorships at German universities and universities of applied sciences.

    Please note: this is only intended to provide general information and is not an official translation of the law.

    § 2 Purpose of Universities of Applied Sciences


    Universities of applied sciences have the task of maintaining and developing the sciences and arts in a free, democratic state governed by the rule of law through their research, teaching, degree programs and continuing education programs. The universities of applied sciences prepare students for professions that require individuals to apply scientific findings and methods or execute artistic design projects. These universities contribute to this important task in the following ways:
    By offering practically-oriented degree programs and continuing education opportunities that train students to apply and further develop scientific findings and methods independently or prepare students for creative-artistic professions. Students also carry out practically-oriented research and development projects in their studies and are required to complete a practical internship semester.


    § 45 Regulations that Apply for Professorships (particularly in terms of residence)


    University of applied sciences faculty must choose a place of residence that allows them to perform their professional duties according to § 46 section 1 of the Landeshochschulgesetz (German Higher Education Act). This specifically includes teaching, research, continuing education, artistic development, and student advising tasks, providing professional expertise and guidance, as well as taking on committee work that is part of the self-governance of the university.
    University of applied sciences faculty are required to be present during the semester when courses are in session so that they can duly carry out their teaching, testing and advising duties, as well as other professional duties. They are also required to be present and accessible for an appropriate amount of time during the semester break. The presence requirements for university of applied sciences faculty are based on the official duties of their respective positions.


    § 46 Official Duties of University of Applied Sciences Faculty


    University of applied sciences faculty are expected to independently carry out the tasks assigned to them by their university in the arts and sciences, in research, teaching and continuing education, and artistic development in their field based on the details of their employment contracts according to § 2 of the LHG. Their main professional duties also include:

    1. Playing an active role in the admissions process for applicants to their program, including administering entrance examinations and making selection decisions
    2. Being involved in tasks related to improving the quality of the program and teaching, offering student advising, and taking part themselves in external continuing education trainings and workshops
    3. Offering students appropriate professional advising outside of courses,
    4. Taking on administrative duties at universities of applied sciences
    5. Carrying out management tasks in the department
    6. Taking part in final exams given at the end of the bachelor’s and master’s studies

     

    Baden-Württemberg Base Salaries for Professors (Status: Jan 1, 2021)
    Monthly Salaries
    Landesbesoldungsamt O B and W:  W2 Position:
    EURO 6,675.70 / month

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