With around 17.000 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, engineering for health, 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.

Faculty of Humanities and Education
Institut of German Studies

We offer a

„Didactics of the German language“
Salary-Gr. W 2

The earliest appointment is possible from 01.10.2023 on.


The professorship focuses on German language education for school education with the core areas of grammar education and acquisition of written language. In research and teaching, it should represent the field of German language education in its entire breadth. The professorship is to be responsible for the teaching programs (polyvalent Bachelor of German Studies, Master of Education for Elementary, Secondary and High School Teachers, subject: German). In addition, cooperation with neighboring subjects of the faculty and the TU Braunschweig as a whole as well as with non-university research institutions and general education schools in the Braunschweig region is desirable.

Applicants should also have relevant experience and a scientific professional in at least two of the following areas:

- Orthographi edidactics
- Vocabulary education
- Didactics of oral communication
- Linguistic learning in a digital context
- Multilingualism

Our expectations

  • Proven theoretical and empirical research experties in german language education
  • Proven experience in university teaching in German subject pedagogy
  • Desire and ability to engage in interdisciplinary collaboration within the institute and faculty of the TU Braunschweig as well as with extramural research institutions focusing on STEM education and empirical educational science
  • Experience and willingness to participation in academic self-administration as well as in scientific organisations and administration of study programms
  • Experience in securing and willingness to secure third-party funding
  • Willingness to participate in the internationalization of the university as well as in research
  • Willingness to supporting junior researchers

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 (m/f/o) 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
  • If applicable, add proof of parental/care leave
  • If necessary, add proof of disability.

 Please apply via our online plattform.

Deadline for application

The application deadline is 2023-01-31


Questions about the professorship will be answered by

Prof. Dr. Carmen Becker

T + 49 531 391 8725

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

Anne Fritz,
T + 49 531 391 4350

For technical support, please contact

Nicole Brückner,
T + 49 531 391 14143

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