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Career as a Professor at a University of Applied Sciences

In Germany, permanent positions do not exist below the level of professorship and temporary positions at universities can only be taken up to a maximum of twelve years. Becoming a university full professor normally has two formal requirements, to have a PhD and a Habilitation or to have successfully finished a junior professorship. However, the requirement of the Habiliation is sometimes relaxed if the competition for a professorship is less fierce.

The German universities of applied sciences (Fachhochschulen, Hochschulen für Angewandte Wissenschaften) are also calling for professors. The requirements are slightly different, a PhD-level and a minimum of five years practical executive experience in the respective field (outside academia). In addition, a professorship at a university of applied sciences can also serve as a springboard for becoming a university full professor.

In the workshop, we will discuss career prospects in academia, especially how to become a professor at a university of applied sciences. We will talk about requirements, lectureship, job offers, application, assessment lecture…

Lecturer Prof. Dr. Marlene Haupt:
Since March 2017: Professor for Social Economy and Social Policy, University of Applied Sciences Ravensburg-Weingarten, Faculty of Social Work, Health and Nursing

2009-2014: PhD: University of Koblenz-Landau and Max Planck Institute for Social Law and Social Policy, Department of Economics

2006-2009: Studies: European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Master of Arts (European Studies)