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We are constantly looking for renowned academics who would like to teach at the highest level and conduct future-oriented research at our fast-growing and innovative university of applied sciences. Below you can find all the information you need about becoming a professor and professorships at DIT.

PROFESSORs

 

Required qualifications and experience

The General requirements for the appointment to a professorship (Art. 57 BayHIG [Bavarian Higher Education Innovation Act]) are:

  • Completed university education
  • Exceptional academic research skills, usually demonstrated by the quality of the candidate’s doctorate
  • Pedagogical aptitude
  • Outstanding accomplishments in the development or implementation of research with at least five years professional experience. This must have been acquired after the completion of academic studies with at least three of the five years outside the higher education sector. In some cases, proof of non-academic professional work may be acceptable when a significant part of this work involved cooperation between the higher education sector and a non-academic body over a minimum period of five years.

 

Legal framework

  • Secure employment, civil service status is possible (if general civil service requirements are met)
  • Salary group W2 according to the Bavarian Salary Act (Bayerisches Besoldungsgesetz) as well as possible bonus payments
  • Currently 18 semester hours (18 SWS) per week of full-time teaching at a W2 group professorship

 

Benefits

  • Academic freedom to teach and research at the same time
  • Self-determined work with the opportunity to set your own priorities
  • Flexible scheduling, great work-life balance
  • Flexibility to continue working in the private sector or to run a business alongside the professorship
  • Interdisciplinary research ecosystem and attractive research infrastructure
  • The possibility to apply for a sabbatical (Freisemester) for the purposes of research, entrepreneurial or professional practice activities (cf. Art. 61 BayHIG).
  • The possibility to apply for a sabbatical (Freisemester) for the purposes of research, entrepreneurial or professional practice activities (cf. Art. 61 BayHIG).
  • The opportunity to apply for a temporary research professorship (including a focus professorship for newly appointed professors) with a reduced teaching load
  • Career opportunities such as Dean or Dean of Studies at the faculty, or in other leadership positions at the administration or at our technology campuses or research institutes
  • Great benefits for all university staff

 

Extra support

  • Mentors at your side and a welcoming event (Welcome to the DIT) to help you to make a good start at the DIT
  • Teaching support and a mentoring programme for digital teaching
  • Support when applying for research funding
  • Support for junior scientists from the DIT Centre for Doctorate Studies and the academic certificate programme “Research and Dissertation Competence”
  • Support with patenting ideas and with start-ups
  • Dual Career Service for the partners and families of newly appointed and to-be-appointed professors

I really enjoy being a professor of intercultural management ... teaching students about culture in a place where they can walk out of the classroom and immediately apply those new skills is both exciting and fulfilling for me as a teacher. Being able to do research in this international environment, with a wonderful team of international colleagues, makes DIT an exceptional place to work.

Prof. Dr. M. Cummings-Koether

Teaching professor from the USA


Junior professorship

Required qualifications and experience

General requirements for the appointment to a junior professorship (Art. 64 BayHIG [Bavarian Higher Education Innovation Act])

Within the framework of a junior professorship at universities of applied sciences, suitable applicants can develop the experience and qualifications to find employment as a full professor at a university of applied sciences later in their careers, according to the BayHIG (Bavarian Higher Education Innovation Act) Art. 57 para. 3 sent. 1 no. 1 and 2.

For junior professorships, the following formal appointment requirements apply in accordance with Art. 64 para. 2 (BayHIG):

  • Completed university education
  • Pedagogical aptitude
  • Exceptional academic research skills, usually demonstrated by the quality of the candidate’s doctorate OR
  • Outstanding accomplishments in the development or implementation of research with at least five years professional experience. This must have been acquired after the completion of academic studies with at least three of the five years outside the higher education sector. In some cases, proof of non-academic professional work may be acceptable when a significant part of this work involved cooperation between the higher education sector and a non-academic body over a minimum period of five years.

 

Legal framework

  • Appointment as a temporary civil servant (if general civil service requirements are met)
  • Salary group W1 according to the Bavarian Salary Act (Bayerisches Besoldungsgesetz)
  • The right to officially use the title "professor" is linked to the time-limited civil service appointment. After leaving the employment relationship, this title may no longer be used (BayHIG Art. 63 para. 3).
  • The standard teaching obligation is a minimum of 6 and a maximum of 9 semester hours per week (AVBayHIG [regulation implementing the Bavarian Higher Education Innovation Act] para. 4).

 

BENEFITS

  • The junior professorship offers you the chance to gain the experience and qualifications for a full professorship at a university of applied sciences
  • Academic freedom to teach and research, thereby:
    • Self-determined work with the opportunity to set your own priorities
    • Interdisciplinary research ecosystem and attractive research infrastructure
    • Flexible time management, great work-life balance
  • Career opportunities such as Dean or Dean of Studies at the faculty, or in other leadership positions at the administration or at our technology campuses or research institutes after gaining a full professorship
  • General benefits for all university staff

 

Extra Support

  • Mentors at your side and a welcoming event (Welcome to the DIT) to help you to make a good start at the DIT
  • Teaching support and a mentoring programme for digital teaching
  • Support when raising funds for research
  • Support for junior scientists from the DIT Centre for Doctorate Studies and the academic certificate programme “Research and Dissertation Competence
  • Support with patenting ideas and with start-ups
  • Dual Career Service for the partners and families of newly appointed and to-be-appointed professors

Teaching, research and industry - the junior professorship gives me a unique combination of extremely varied and exciting activities.

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Gabriel Herl

Junior Professor at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Media Technology


I see the opportunity to combine research and teaching in the junior professorship and at the same time to qualify for a later professorship as very valuable. If you enjoy working in science and like working with students, this career path is very fulfilling.

Prof. Dr. Volha Kukso
Junior professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics


The junior professorship enables me to develop professionally and personally in the field of research and teaching. It is a great qualification opportunity for scientists to establish themselves in the research landscape.

Prof. Sebastian Kölbl
Junior Professor at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering and Mechatronics

 

Would you like to gain some insight into the work as a professor at DIT and get to know some of your potential new colleagues?
Then, we recommend you watch the following videos from our series "People at DIT":

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Your path to a professorship: appointment monitor

The path to professorship

The following list describes the selection procedure undertaken when a professor vacancy (also junior professorship) becomes available at the Deggendorf Institute of Technology (DIT).

Initially, the advertisement for a new professorship is submitted to the Bavarian State Ministry of Science and the Arts.

After the Ministry’s approval, the job advertisement is published online and in print media. When the DIT starts to receive applications for the job opening, the following steps are taken:

 

1. application period

The Department of Human Resources checks whether each applicant meets the formal criteria for the appointment as professor, then sends a full list of applicants to the appointment committee after the application deadline closes (usually after 4‒6 weeks). In the case of applicants with severe disabilities/entitled to equal opportunities support, the representative body for severely disabled people will be consulted.
The appointment committee consists of:

  • 4‒6 professors with voting rights, including one external member (in most cases, one of the two external experts); at least one of these is required to be a female professor who is not at the same time DIT`s Equality Representative for Women in Science and Art
  • Equality Representative for Women in Science and Art of the relevant faculty
  • Research associate representative of the relevant faculty
  • Students' representative of the relevant faculty

 

2. selection phase

In the first committee meeting, it is determined which applicants are to be invited for trial lectures. The date and the mandatory topic for the trial lecture is set. The Department of Human Resources completes another in-depth check of formal appointability prior to the trial lecture. Suitable candidates receive invitations for the trial lecture. The date can be announced in advance in the form of a save-the-date invitation. The mandatory topic for the trial lecture is provided to candidates at the earliest three weeks, at the latest two weeks, before the lecture. The elective topic for the second presentation is chosen by the candidates themselves.


3. Trial lecture and shortlist formation

On the day of the trial lecture, the candidates hold both their lectures, followed by a Q&A with the audience. You should seek to convince the audience with your professional competence and motivation with regard to your future appointment as a professor. The trial lecture is open to everyone at the DIT.

Finally, a personal interview with the appointment committee is held in private. You will get to know the appointment committee and have the chance to convince them of your personal, pedagogical and professional suitability.

After all candidates have been seen, a shortlist is formed with usually the three most suitable persons for the professorship. The length of time it takes to form this list may vary, and those on the list will be notified by the Department of Human Resources.

 

4. committee phase & appointment

The Senate gives its opinion on the shortlist decided by the appointment committee and takes into account any special votes. To get to know each other, the President can arrange personal meetings with the candidates on the shortlist. The President decides on the appointment without being bound by the ranking of the appointment committee’s proposal.

An offer of the professorship is issued to the leading candidate along with the request to accept within four weeks. Appointment negotiations with the President follow.

Potential starting dates are at the beginning of the winter or summer semesters (usually 1st of September/October or 1st of March/April, respectively).

 

5. A good start at the DIT

It is our priority that you feel welcomed to the DIT and settle in well to your new role as a professor. Therefore, a mentor will be at your side from the first day as part of our induction process. Further relevant information and contact people will be provided at our welcoming event for all new employees and newly appointed professors. Our support programme ranges from assistance with the application for research funding, a mentorship programme on digital teaching, to the Dual Career Service for the partners and families of newly appointed professors, and much more.

We would be happy to welcome you as part of our DIT family.

 


appointment monitor

You can find out about the current status of your applications with our appointment monitor. If you have any questions about the application and the procedure, please do not hesitate to contact the person named in your application process. However, please understand that we are not allowed to provide you with information on the specific status of your application. If a professor opening disappears from the list, this means that the position has either been filled or the process has been stopped.

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english-speaking professorships

 

Faculty: European Campus Rottal-Inn

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Trial lecture and committee listing

The selected candidates will be invited to attend an interview. This consists of:

  • Structured interview, if applicable
  • At least one university-public lecture related to the content of the professorship and, if applicable, a teaching sample of appropriate duration
  • A presentation of the future research profile and teaching concept
  • A non-public interview with members of the appointment committee

Contact: Lenka Haller

 

german-speaking professorships

 

FacultyApplied Healthcare Sciences

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Committee phase & appointment

The list is confirmed by the Senate and the university management and one of the listed candidates will be offered the job and receives an invitation to appointment negotiations.

Contact: Jasmin Eiblmeier

 

 

Faculty: Applied Economics

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Committee phase & appointment

The list is confirmed by the Senate and the university management and one of the listed candidates will be offered the job and receives an invitation to appointment negotiations.

Contact: Jasmin Eiblmeier

 

 

FacultyApplied Natural Sciences and Industrial Engineering

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Selection phase

Applicants are assessed for their professional and formal suitability.

Contact: Jasmin Eiblmeier

 

 

FacultyApplied Natural Sciences and Industrial Engineering

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Application period

Application deadline: 02 June 2024

The application period ends on 02 June 2024. After the deadline ends all the application documents will be forwarded to the appointment committee.

To the job descriptionProfessor for "Automatisierungstechnik"

Contact: Lenka Haller

 

 

Faculty: Applied Healthcare Sciences

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Selection phase

Applicants are assessed for their professional and formal suitability.

Contact: Jasmin Eiblmeier

 

 

FacultyApplied Natural Sciences and Industrial Engineering

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Selection phase

Applicants are assessed for their professional and formal suitability.

Contact: Jasmin Eiblmeier

 

 

FacultyApplied Healthcare Sciences

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Trial lecture and committee listing

The selected candidates will be invited to attend an interview. This consists of:

  • Structured interview, if applicable
  • At least one university-public lecture related to the content of the professorship and, if applicable, a teaching sample of appropriate duration
  • A presentation of the future research profile and teaching concept
  • A non-public interview with members of the appointment committee

Contact: Jasmin Eiblmeier

 

 

Faculty: Applied Computer Science

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2 / W1

Process status: Selection phase

Applicants are assessed for their professional and formal suitability.

Contact: Lenka Haller

 

 

Faculty: European Campus Rottal-Inn

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Application period

Application deadline: 12 May 2024

The application period ends on 12 May 2024. After the deadline ends all the application documents will be forwarded to the appointment committee.

To the job description: Professor for "Informatics and Modelling of Energy Systems"

Contact: Lenka Haller

 

 

FacultyApplied Natural Sciences and Industrial Engineering

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Selection phase

Applicants are assessed for their professional and formal suitability.

Contact: Lenka Haller

 


Faculty: Applied Computer Science

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Application period

Application deadline: 26 May 2024

The application period ends on 26 May 2024. After the deadline ends all the application documents will be forwarded to the appointment committee.

To the job description: Professor for "IT-Sicherheitsmanagement"

Contact: Julia Stallinger
 

 

FacultyCivil and Construction Engineering

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Selection phase

Applicants are assessed for their professional and formal suitability.

Contact: Lenka Haller

 


Faculty: Electrical Engineering and Media Technology

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2 / W1

Process status: Application period

Application deadline: 09 June 2024

The application period ends on 09 June 2024. After the deadline ends all the application documents will be forwarded to the appointment committee.

To the job description: Professor for "Leistungselektronik"

Contact: Julia Stallinger
 

 

Faculty: Electrical Engineering and Media Technology

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Trial lecture and committee listing

The selected candidates will be invited to attend an interview. This consists of:

  • Structured interview, if applicable
  • At least one university-public lecture related to the content of the professorship and, if applicable, a teaching sample of appropriate duration
  • A presentation of the future research profile and teaching concept
  • A non-public interview with members of the appointment committee

Contact: Lenka Haller

 

 

Faculty: Applied Healthcare Sciences

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Selection phase

Applicants are assessed for their professional and formal suitability.

Contact:  Lenka Haller

 

 

FacultyApplied Natural Sciences and Industrial Engineering

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Application period

Application deadline: 05 May 2024

The application period ends on 05 May 2024. After the deadline ends all the application documents will be forwarded to the appointment committee.

To the job description: Professor for "Robotics and Automation"

Contact: Jasmin Eiblmeier

 

 

FacultyApplied Computer Science

Start date: Winter semester 2024/2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Trial lecture and committee listing

The selected candidates will be invited to attend an interview. This consists of:

  • Structured interview, if applicable
  • At least one university-public lecture related to the content of the professorship and, if applicable, a teaching sample of appropriate duration
  • A presentation of the future research profile and teaching concept
  • A non-public interview with members of the appointment committee

Contact:  Julia Stallinger

 


Faculty: European Campus Rottal-Inn

Start date: Summer semester 2025

Salary: W2

Process status: Application period

Application deadline: 10 June 2024

The application period ends on 10 June 2024. After the deadline ends all the application documents will be forwarded to the appointment committee.

To the job description: Professor "Sustainable Building Construction and Product Management"

Contact: Julia Stallinger
 


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