With 17.800 students and 3.800 staff members, Technische Universität Braunschweig is the largest Institute of Technology in Northern Germany. It stands for a strategic and achievement-oriented way of thinking and acting, relevant research, exceptional teaching and the successful transfer of knowledge and technologies to industry and society. We consistently advocate family friendliness and equal opportunities.   

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

Our campus is located at the heart of one of Europe’s most active research regions. We cooperate closely and successfully with more than 20 research institutions right on our doorstep and maintain strong relationships with our partner universities all over the world.

Institut of Science Education

We offer a

„Biology Education“
Salary-Gr. W 2

The earliest appointment is possible from 2023-10-01 on.


We are looking for someone to cover the entire spectrum of Biology subject pedagogy in teaching and research.

Our expectations

  • Proven experience in empirically oriented biology education research
  • experience in securing and willingness to secure third-party funding
  • proven experience in university teaching in biology education
  • willingness for interdisciplinary cooperation within the STEM education research at TU Braunschweig, within the Research Institute of Teacher Education, with the biology institutes of TU Braunschweig as well as with non-university research institutions
  • active participation in academic self-administration as well as in scientific organisations
  • supporting junior researchers
  • Willingness to participate in the internationalization of the university as well as in research and teaching
  • Ability and willingness to teach in German and English

Requirements, § 25 NHG

  • Completed university studies
  • proof of pedagogic-didactic suitability
  • experience in empirical research or at least three years of suitable experience in a pedagogy setting
  • exceptional ability to engage in extensive, independent scientific research, which - as a rule - is proven by an outstanding PhD, and
  • relevant postdoctoral qualification (Habilitation or equivalent)


At TU Braunschweig, we aim to increase the share of women in academic positions and therefore particularly welcome applications from women. Where candidates have equivalent qualifications, preference will be given to female candidates. Applications from international scientists are welcome. A part-time appointment may be possible on request. Where candidates have the same qualifications, preference will be given to disabled candidates.

It is a permanent full-time position. A part-time appointment may be possible on request. Applicants 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 are requested to attach a brief overview of their personal data to the usual documents:

  • Cover letter
  • Academic background (curriculum vitae)
  • Academic certificates and diplomas (degrees)
  • List of publications incl. copies of 3 selected publications
  • List of third-party funds
  • List of courses, including results of course evaluation
  • Research and teaching concept


Deadline for application

The application deadline is 2022-07-15


Questions about the professorship will be answered by

Prof. Dr. Rainer Müller
T + 49 531 391 94121

If you have any questions regarding personnel law matters, please contact

Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 14143

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