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Working at Kiel Univeristy: In Science and research

Academic staff

Be part of a research project team or gain experience in research and teaching while working towards your doctorate or habilitation. At Kiel University you’ll find a wide range of support opportunities and fascinating research questions.

Job postings


From junior professorships and tenure tracks to endowed and full professorships, we offer numerous career opportunities for academics, with transparent appointment procedures and mentoring programmes.

Visit our appointments Portal

Fair working conditions

Researchers at every stage of their careers benefit from fair conditions for their work. We have been awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” seal and implement the European Commission’s Human Resources Strategy for Researchers (HRS4R).

More about HRS4R

Our benefits

Mobile working, public transport discounts, holiday childcare and more: as one of Schleswig-Holstein’s largest employers, we know we have a particular responsibility towards our employees. Work-life balance, family-friendliness and flexibility are an important part of this. As are a wide range of professional development opportunities.

What we offer you

We support early career researchers

The central contact points for doctoral and postdoctoral researchers are our Graduate and Postdoc Centers. Our targeted support means we offer researchers from Germany and abroad an attractive environment and the best possible conditions for pursuing their qualification and career development.

What we offer at a glance

Gender Equality and Diversity

Our goal is to promote gender equality in research, teaching, technology and administration and to reduce disadvantages for women in particular. We see diversity as a strength and advocate the systematic promotion of diversity and anti-discrimination in all areas of Kiel University.


Welcome to Kiel

We assist international researchers – whether they have a work contract at CAU or a scholarship – as well as visiting scholars during their research stay in Kiel. The Welcome Center team supports you from arrival to departure, in organisation and networking.

Our Welcome Center

Academic staff council

The academic staff council is the elected body responsible for all Kiel University’s employees in research, teaching or academic roles, and for all tutors and student/research assistants.

Academic Staff council

Programme for new appointees

As a newly appointed university lecturer, you are an important pillar in research and teaching. Our newly appointed programme supports you in defining your role as a leader and expanding your personal network.

Traditionally, the programme starts with a workshop at our sailing center in the sports harbor of Kiel Schilksee. There, you will receive fresh insights on leadership and have the opportunity to exchange ideas with other newly appointed faculty members. In addition to this kick-off event, our Program offers further opportunities, such as coaching sessions and seminars for interdisciplinary exchange.

More about the programme