Technische Universität Braunschweig is one of Germany’s leading institutes of technology and offers an inspiring work environment with a wide range of research and teaching opportunities in state-of-the-art facilities. The 3,800 members of our academic, technical and administrative staff – including more than 400 international scientific staff – work together to ensure that our university successfully fulfils its mission of providing excellent teaching for our approximately 17,000 students and 100 trainees.

We focus our research on mobility, metrology, engineering for health, and the future city. Our core disciplines include a comprehensive engineering division and a strong natural sciences division, closely linked with business sciences, social sciences, educational sciences, and the humanities.

Our university is located at the heart of one of Europe’s most research-intensive regions. We cooperate closely with the more than 20 internationally renowned research institutions in our vicinity and our network extends to our partner universities in Germany and all over the world, with whom we maintain strong relationships.

The Faculty of Humanities and Education

The Institute of Educational Psychology

We offer a

W1 Professorship with tenure W2 for Educational Psychology

The appointment is planned for 01. Oktober 2024

Your responsibilities

We are looking for someone to cover the field of Educational Psychology in teaching and research, with a special focus on teaching and learning. Research foci should be in competence research (incl. teacher professionalization), psychological diagnostics, teaching and learning with digital media, instructional or motivational psychology.

The successful candidate (m/f/d) is expected to be committed to the university’s strategic goals and to actively shape its holistic development (

In addition to the classic service areas of a university (research, teaching and studies, transfer, governance and administration), this applies in particular to digitalisation, internationalisation, equality and diversity as well as knowledge exchange.

Our expectations

  • Internationally visible research
  • Experience in securing and willingness to secure third-party funding
  • Experience in teaching as well as teacher education
  • Willingness to teach English language university courses
  • Desire and ability to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration within the institute and faculty and the TU Braunschweig as well as with non-university research institutions
  • Willingness to cooperate with and to develop the Kompetenzzentrum Lehrkräftefortbildung Braunschweig (KLBS)
  • Active participation in academic self-administration as well as in scientific organisations
  • Supporting early career researchers
  • Non German speaking candidates are expected to improve their German language skills and teach courses in German within three years

Individual career decisions and career breaks due to parental/family care leave affecting research output will be taken into account by the appointment committee.

Requirements, § 30 NHG

  • A degree in a relevant field
  • Pedagogical aptitude
  • Special qualification for in-depth independent scientific work, as a rule proven by an above-average doctorate


Technische Universität Braunschweig makes personnel decisions on the basis auf suitability, ability and professional performance.

Our aim is to increase the share of women in academic positions. Therefore, we particularly welcome applications from women and will give preference to female candidates with equivalent qualifications. People with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply and, if equally qualified, will be given preference in the appointment process.

Technische Universität Braunschweig is certified as a family-friendly university. We are committed to facilitating a healthy and productive work-life balance and offer a dual career service as well as support for newly appointed staff. Our Family Office provides advice on all issues relating to family, childcare, and caring for relatives. Our “Prof.-Programm” offers exclusive status-related exchange and consulting formats, in particular to newly appointed professors.

Professional and Personnel Development promotes the professional development of all employees through a wide range of courses and activities.

The university actively endorses equal opportunities and diversity and promotes diverse perspectives as essential in contributing to the university’s success in research, teaching, transfer and administration.

We particularly invite applications from international candidates (f/m/d). German language skills are not a prerequisite. However, the successful candidate is expected to acquire sufficient language skills to perform teaching and administrative duties in German within three years of appointment.

The employment is initially for a period of three years in a temporary civil servant relationship, provided that the general service law requirements are fulfilled. In the event of a successful interim evaluation in accordance with § 30 Para. 4 S. 2 NHG, the professorship will be extended by a further three years. After positive outcome of the procedure regulated in the tenure track regulations of the TU Braunschweig an appointment to a permanent professorship in grade W2 NBesO will be made without further advertisement.

Even though this is a full-time position, a part-time appointment may be possible upon request.

Applicants (f/m/d) who are 50 years or older at the time the appointment commences and who have not acquired permanent civil servant status (Beamtenverhältnis auf Lebenszeit) will be employed with employee status (Angestelltenverhältnis).


We are looking forward to your application!

Applicants (f/m/d) are requested to attach the following documents:

    • Cover letter
    • Academic background (curriculum vitae)
    • Academic certificates and diplomas (degrees)
    • List of publications, including copies of 3 select publications
    • List of externally funded projects and description of own role in these projects
    • Research and teaching statement
    • List of courses taught and results of course evaluations
    • If applicable, add proof of parental/family care leave
    • If applicable, add proof of disability status.

Please submit the application, including all documents, digitally via the online portal (button underneath) of Technische Universität Braunschweig.

Deadline for application

The application deadline is 2024-03-31.


Informal enquiries about the job can be directed to

Prof. Dr. Barbara Thies
T + 49 531 391 94002

For questions regarding legal matters, please contact

Anne Fritz,
T + 49 531 391 4350

For questions regarding the online application process, please contact

Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 14143

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