CAREERS WITH GREAT IMPACT.
THE “HAW” PROFESSORSHIP.
Have you ever thought about doing more with your know-how and expertise? To pass on your experience to others, to promote your own professional development, to set your own priorities? A professorship at a university of applied sciences offers all this and more. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and turn your career into your calling. You’ll find ideal preconditions for such an undertaking at the many universities of applied sciences located throughout Germany. Offering the ideal admixture of theory, research and practice, a professorship offers you the chance to combine self-determined working with the opportunity to raise the interest of up-and-coming professionals in your specialist field. As a “HAW” professor, you will be providing a significant contribution to the development of solutions for economical, ecological, social and technical challenges, and – just as importantly – doing so in an interdisciplinary environment that offers you a number of development opportunities. What’s more, you won’t have to habilitate, as it is your professional experience that counts.
“FOR ME, IT’S A JOB WITH TRULY GREAT IMPACT.”
Prof. Dr. Florian Spensberger
PROFESSOR OF THEORIES AND METHODS IN SOCIAL WORK
CATHOLIC FOUNDATION UNIVERSITY OF MUNICH
WHEN PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE COUNTS.
THE ROAD TO A PROFESSORSHIP.
First things first: You do not necessarily require a postdoctoral qualification to apply for a professorship at a university of applied sciences. Rather, it is your professional experience that is decisive. The specific appointment requirements depend on the respective universities, which generally differ slightly from state to state. In general, however, you will qualify for an appointment by way of the following specifics:
- A completed university degree.
- The capacity for academic work, substantiated as a rule by a doctorate or academic or artistic achievements comparable to a doctoral dissertation.
- At least five years of post-graduate work experience, three of which should be gained outside of the university environment and in a field of expertise that corresponds to the specialist field of the professorship.*
- Educational suitability, substantiated as a rule by practical and theoretical experience.
*Exception – Brandenburg:
According to the Higher Education Act of Brandenburg, three years of professional work experience including two years outside of the university environment.
Exception – Bavaria:
In special cases, proof of professional practice gained outside of a higher education environment may also be provided by showing that a significant part of the professional activity was carried out in collaboration between a university and non-university professional experience over a period of at least five years.