Your path to a professorship - profession meets vocation
In addition to teaching course contents, skills, and abilities, you identify the strengths of your students and enhance them for the long term.
As a prospective professor, you should have the following qualifications:
- Several years of relevant professional experience
(5 years in total, at least 3 years outside institutions of higher education)
- successfully completed university studies, usually with a doctorate
- pedagogical aptitude (will be reviewed and assessed during the first year of your employment)
Should you be appointed, we expect you make the Ruhr metropolis Dortmund your main place of residence.
Freedom in teaching and research
Hardly any other profession offers such a wide scope for creativity. With flexible working hours, you are free to design and structure your courses as you wish. Teaching includes 18 hours per week. This can be very time-consuming, especially at the beginning of your employment; do not hesitate to discuss this with your colleagues. We have a collegial atmosphere forming the basis for constructive teamwork.
In addition to teaching, your responsibilities will include holding exams, academic advising as well as interdisciplinary collaborations and self-administration.
You are also free to choose the field and scope your research. Our University established all necessary structures to conduct application-oriented research in your discipline. You have the opportunity to expand your own horizon of knowledge by intensively exploring scientific and artistic topics at all times. We will support you with your research proposals and the publication of your research results.
We expect our professors to actively participate in technology transfer and to acquire third-party funding.
We would appreciate if you made use of the networks and contacts you have gained in your professional practice for your work as a professor. This way, you can offer your students the opportunity to write application-related theses or establish potential research collaborations.
The appointment procedure
We use an online application management system. Therefore, we ask you to submit your application online, if possible.
Please note that an appointment procedure may take up to 1.5 years.
An example for a standard appointment procedure:
- Tender for a professorship as proposed by the faculty
- Your application
→ Do you meet the employment requirements in accordance with Section 36 of the North Rhine-Westphalia Higher Education Act (Hochschulgesetz –HG)?
- Invitation to give a sample lecture
→ Did you convince us?
- Appointment interview with the Rector
- Appointment as a professor based on the pay type “W2 Besoldung” for a civil servant
What you can expect from us
We as an employer
Practice- and application-oriented, we keep our finger on the pulse of time. Appreciation and collegial interaction form the basis of our working environment at Fachhochschule Dortmund - University of Applied Sciences and Arts.
Benefits - What we offer
We offer a life event-oriented perspective management - we make your individual perspectives visible, promote your strengths and support you comprehensively with a wide range of opportunities from the very beginning.
As a family-friendly and health-conscious university, we want to create modern working conditions that can be positively adapted to the individual needs and personal working habits of our staff members.