Notes and FAQ on how to apply for a job offer

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The (electronic) application should include at least the following documents:

  1. Letter of application - in the case of apprenticeship positions with exact specification of the apprenticeship occupation - it is also possible to apply for several apprenticeship positions
  2. Curriculum vitae in tabular form including a telephone number and e-mail address and/or postal address
  3. Final certificates or provisional confirmation from the examination office. For apprenticeship positions: School-leaving certificate or the certificates of the two last half-years.
  4. All examination/work certificates and, if applicable, documents appropriate to the job profile.

Other documents may be added in addition:

  1. Proof of fulfillment of the prerequisites according to the job advertisement
  2. Internship certificates
  3. Confirmations of completed courses (e.g. EDP)
  4. For training positions: Proof of vacation jobs
  5. Voluntary: photograph (also scanned)

Application address

Please send your (electronic) application within the application deadline to the e-mail address bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de or by mail to:

University of Kassel
Department of Human Resources and Organization
Mönchebergstr. 19
34125 Kassel

Reference number in subject

Please apply only for advertised positions, indicating the reference number in the subject line, which you will find in the specific job posting.

No originals

Please do not place originals with your documents. Notarizations can be made later during the hiring process upon presentation of the original by the Human Resources Department.

Unsolicited applications

Due to the large number of applications, unsolicited applications cannot be included in waiting lists. We ask for your understanding in this regard.

FAQ - all about an application at the University of Kassel

The contact details of the advertising/hiring organizational unit are given in the text of the advertisement. This can be, for example, the head of an institute or department of a faculty, a central institution or a department of the central university administration. For technical queries, please contact them directly.

Please send your detailed (electronic) application, including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copies of the necessary certificates and supporting documents, to bewerbungen[at]uni-kassel[dot]de by the application deadline. In any case, the reference number belonging to the job advertisement must be indicated.

The University of Kassel takes its legal mandate to integrate people with disabilities into work and education very seriously. Already in the application process for a job, we are committed to the special needs of people with disabilities. If technical or organizational difficulties arise, we make every effort to compensate for them.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our representative for people with disabilities at +49 561 804 3676 or at sbv[at]uni-kassel[dot]de .

If you have any questions for our Women's and Equal Opportunity Officer, please contact Dr. Sylke Ernst at +49 561 804 2268.

Yes, as we must receive your application by the specified application deadline. For electronic applications by e-mail, the date of receipt applies. For paper applications by mail, the date of the postmark applies. Applications not received by the deadline cannot be considered.

The selection process is decentralized to the organizational unit that is advertising/hiring. All applicants receive an electronic confirmation of receipt for their documents.

As a rule, a selection of applicants is invited to an initial personal interview within two to three weeks of the end of the advertisement period (with the exception of training positions); further interviews are possible.

As soon as a decision has been made in favor of an applicant, the Women's and Equal Opportunity Representative and, if applicable, the Representative for Severely Disabled Employees and the Staff Council are involved. The application process is then completed. Rejections can therefore only be sent after this

Only if you have not received an acknowledgement of receipt. Within an ongoing application procedure, no interim inquiries can be answered for legal reasons. We will get back to you as soon as the procedure is completed.

No, applications by e-mail and by letter post are treated and appreciated equally. If a specific form of application is requested in the advertisement, this is solely to simplify internal processes. However, we ask that you follow the guidelines in the announcement. Application folders cannot be returned after the selection process has been completed. However, you are welcome to pick them up after consultation. The application documents will be destroyed in compliance with data protection regulations.

Application folders cannot be returned after the selection process has been completed. However, you are welcome to pick them up after consultation. The application documents will be destroyed in compliance with data protection regulations.

Please only send us applications for specific vacancies, quoting the reference number. Due to the large number of applications, unsolicited applications cannot be included in waiting lists. As a rule, therefore, unsolicited applications can only be considered in the context of current advertisements. We ask for your understanding in this matter.

As a staff member of the University of Kassel you can apply for internal job offers. Please inform yourself at (Note: This internal page is only accessible from the Hoch­schul­netz ein­seh­bar.

On the following website you will find all information about the approach.

No! The University of Kassel cannot reimburse travel expenses or other expenses that may arise in connection with an application.

We look forward to welcoming you soon as a new employee at the University of Kassel. In accordance with the commitment, please inform your personnel administrator before starting work whether you would like to take up the position and, at the same time, arrange a date for completing further recruitment formalities (including submission of the originals) and for signing the employment contract.

Thank you for your interest in the University of Kassel. The protection of your personal data is important to us, therefore we will handle your personal data with care. When you give us your data, you allow us to store and use it in accordance with the Hessian Data Protection Act. You can object to this at any time. Your personal data will then be deleted.

Information pursuant to Art. 13 DSGVO for the application procedure at the University of Kassel

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