Post-doc­to­ral lec­tu­ring qua­li­fi­ca­ti­on

Regulations for the post-doctoral lecturing qualification

The post-doctoral lecturing qualification provides evidence of special academic aptitude and is directed at determining the special skills for conducting academic research and teaching work alone in a particular field of study within a formal procedure.

In order to be accepted for the post-doctoral lecturing qualification, candidates must normally have gained a PhD degree or an academic qualification that is recognised as an equivalent and have continued to perform academic work following their PhD, normally for a period of at least two years, and provide evidence of practical teaching work.

Regulations for the post-doctoral lecturing qualification at the University of Kassel

The “Development and Management of Research Projects” (EMF) further training programme exists as a cooperation project at the University of Kassel and the Philipps-University in Marburg. It provides a learning and training basis for enhancing key qualifications that are relevant to research. The three-year programme consists of a two-year workshop phase and a further year for submitting an application for outside funding. It is geared towards young academics – particularly post-doctoral candidates – in all the faculties at the universities involved, who would like to make an application for outside funding in the near future.


The University of Kassel regularly advertises a postdoc UNIKAT fellowship for continuing to develop research results; this scheme is funded by B. Braun Melsungen AG for outstanding applied research work performed at the University of Kassel. The postdoc UNIKAT fellowship provides the opportunity of developing new kinds of social applications based on the candidate’s own research results. They may involve technical, social, ecological or even cultural innovations, which, for example, can be transferred to innovative product, service, organisational or business concepts. The results are designed to form the basis for company start-ups, marketing activities or cooperation schemes with firms or organisations. Details under Funding


Experienced academics at the University of Kassel have already declared their readiness within this network to professionally and strategically advise young academics who have a PhD when they make their initial application, e.g. applying for their own position. You will find the members of the network here:



The junior academic staff network is an informal forum so that the employees at various faculties and the elected members of the network can exchange ideas on the university committees. It primarily operates via an e-mail distribution list, where interested parties can enrol at any time, and through the meetings that are announced there. All the members of the junior academic staff network are warmly invited to become involved!

To the mail distribution list for the junior academic staff network