Who we are, what we stand for

More than 3,300 people work on the success of the University of Kassel every day and semester after semester. In addition to the people who research and teach here, more than 1,300 employees in the administrative-technical area ensure the optimal framework.

As an employer, the University of Kassel has to offer its employees a wide range of services. It is part of our self-image to give our employees the space and opportunity for personal and professional development. Each individual contributes with new ideas and impulses to the further development of the University of Kassel as an educational and innovation center in Hesse.

Our employer highlights

Shape society

As a university, we have the task of researching, teaching and training the next generation of scientists. In this way, we provide a valuable contribution to our society in which you can participate. In our internationally oriented and aspiring university, you can contribute within your area of responsibility - and we are also happy to support your commitment beyond the university boundaries if you are interested in an honorary position within Hessen.

Financially supplied

As a public sector employer that is independent of economic fluctuations, the University of Kassel offers you one thing above all: security. That is financial security and planning security for the coming years of your working life. The transparent salary is based on the collective bargaining agreement. In addition, there is the option of annual special payments (with exceptions - e.g. not possible for civil servants) and the additional company pension scheme (VBL). You are also entitled to capital-forming benefits.

Work flexibly

The flexitime system and the option of mobile working allow you to organize your working day according to your needs as far as possible. Individual working time models can also be defined. And rest is also taken into account: With full employment, you are entitled to 30 days of vacation per calendar year.

Well connected

Kassel is beautiful. But Hesse is more beautiful. As an employee of the University of Kassel, you will receive a Hessen-wide state ticket that will allow you to discover the most beautiful places in our state. At our university, all the best things are close together, which is why your workplace is centrally located. You can get there easily from every corner of Kassel using public transportation. On our inexpensive parking spaces on the university grounds, your car has its place - or your own e-bike, for which you can get the necessary loan from us.

Family first

Our task is to train and support people who will shape the future of the working world. This support starts with the youngest, because we attach great importance to the compatibility of work and family life. In addition to the child allowance according to TV-Hessen (in accordance with § 23a TV-H), we offer your family a company kindergarten (if you live in Kassel), flexible entry after parental leave and an open door for the offspring who visit mom or dad at work.


A healthy life begins with a wholesome diet. For lunch, the employees of the University of Kassel like to meet in one of the refectories and cafeterias, which are located at all locations. Whether vegetarian, vegan or Mediterranean, there is something for everyone here. You can exercise in one of the many offers of university sports and workplace health promotion. The "Streck dich" team will also be happy to come by your department sometime.