Careers at Kiel University


We offer numerous career opportunities for academics in research and teaching. From the qualification stage through gaining your doctorate to full professorship, our university offers fascinating roles and research questions.

Jobs in academia 

Technology & administration

We’re one of the largest employers in Schleswig-Holstein, offering a wide range of career paths. From academia and office management to IT, electrical and precision engineering and laboratory, architecture and agricultural roles. Find the job you’re looking for at CAU.

Jobs in technology & administration


Innovative, varied and hands-on: we offer apprenticeships in a range of fields including in IT, in the trades or in the lab. Our apprenticeships are practically oriented and offer numerous opportunities for personal and professional development.

Apprenticeships at CAU

Around 3,900


More than

50 trainees

Over 450


Working at CAU

As a comprehensive university, we play a part in shaping our country and society. Through our research, teaching and informational transfer, we’re delivering the knowledge required to develop solutions to the social challenges of our time. Every day, around 3,900 science, teaching, technology and administrative minds work together towards this vision.

Our profile

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

Kiel University exists through those who research, teach and learn there; and it exists through those who enable research and teaching via their work in technology and administration.

Chancellor Claudia Ricarda Meyer, Code of Conduct

Campus life

University news

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Predicting disease risks in a timely manner: medical AI from the universities in Kiel and San Francisco launches

Minister President Daniel Günther, together with a delegation from CAU and UKSH, inaugurated the new project "AI-Exchange" in San Francisco.

Mathilde Poyet

Microbiome and health

Mathilde Poyet is Professor in Intestinal Microbiology at Kiel University and at the Institute of Experimental Medicine at the UKSH, Campus Kiel since March 2023.

Unterwasseraufnahme vom Meeresboden, Gewichte halten beleuchtete, nach oben gerichtete Behälter in Position

Underwater noise disturbs feeding behavior of marine organisms

Study by researchers at FTZ Büsum shows correlation between noise and altered feeding behavior of copepods

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Bacteria-animal partnerships in the sea

Harald Gruber-Vodicka is Professor (Heisenberg) of Marine Symbiosis at Kiel University since February 2023.