Employment contracts at Kiel University

If you sign an employment contract at Kiel University you are an employee in the civil service of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein and are subject to the respective laws and statutory regulations. Payment and working conditions are regulated by the Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder (trade agreement for the civil service in the federal states of Germany).

If you have signed an employment contract for a position reserved for doctoral studies this will be a fixed-term contract that specifies certain teaching obligations. If you are employed as a third-party funded research assistant you are only obliged to teach if the grant agreement issued by the respective funding organization explicitly allows for or specifies such an obligation. Since third-party funded projects are temporary your employment contract will be temporary as well. In such cases your duties are defined by the project manager, who is legally entitled to change or modify these duties. He or she is also responsible for the allocation and use of all third-party funds.

If your employment contract does not specifiy any teaching obligations but you would still like to do some teaching you need an additional contract, such as e.g. a Lehrauftrag (teaching assignment). Please note that you are not allowed to conduct any kind of teaching without a valid legal contract.

The Tarifvertrag für den öffentlichen Dienst der Länder (trade agreement for the civil service in the federal states of Germany) specifies your weekly working hours. If you hold two or more part-time positions the combined working hours must not exceed the statutory maximum for employees in the civil service of the federal state of Schleswig-Holstein (please note that weekly working hours differ from federal state to federal state).

It is possible that you will sign consecutive employment contracts as a doctoral candidate. In this case it is not the number of contracts that is significant, but the cumulative duration of the contracts. The Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz (the German federal law regulating employment contracts of academics at German public universities) specifies the maximum period of time of employment that can be covered by temporary employment contracts. Please note that the positions created in the scope of the Hochschulpakt 2020, such as the Lehrbeauftragte für besondere Aufgaben, also count in this instance. You can find extensive information about the Wissenschaftszeitvertragsgesetz on the webpages of the Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (Federal Ministry for Education and Research).

You can find a lot of useful information concerning personnel and employment matters on the webpages of the personnel management of Kiel University.

If you have any questions concerning your employment contract please contact the personnel management of Kiel University or the Personalrat Wissenschaft (staff council for academic and research staff).

Calendar

« November 2017 »
Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa Su
30 31
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
1
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
2
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • 09:00: Questions and Answers: Theory and Practice
  • Click for details on all 3 events.
3
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • 09:00: Plagiate durch korrektes Zitieren vermeiden / Professioneller Umgang mit Forschungsliteratur
  • Click for details on all 3 events.
4
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • -17:00: Plagiate durch korrektes Zitieren vermeiden / Professioneller Umgang mit Forschungsliteratur
  • Click for details on all 3 events.
5
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
6
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
7
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • 09:30: Find a Job in Germany's Industry - Job Search & Application Training for International
  • Click for details on all 3 events.
8
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • 09:30: Find a Job in Germany's Industry - Job Interview Training for International
  • Click for details on all 3 events.
9
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • 09:30: Find a Job in Germany's Industry: Working Conditions & Culture Training for Internationals
  • 15:00: M.O.I.N.! (Meeting Other Interesting New People) - Kiel University’s Language Partnership
  • Click for details on all 4 events.
10
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • 09:00: Presentation: Open Practice
  • 09:30: Geschlecht - Theorie - Kritik
  • 11:00: Gender - Theory - Critique
  • 15:45: Einführungsveranstaltung Promotion: Veranstaltung für Medizinstudierende sowie für Mediziner*innen, die eine Promotion beginnen
  • Click for details on all 6 events.
11
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
12
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
13
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
14
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
15
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • 09:00: Projectmanagement & leadership outside academia
  • Click for details on all 3 events.
16
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • -17:00: Projectmanagement & leadership outside academia
  • Click for details on all 3 events.
17
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
18
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
19
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
20
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
21
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
22
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
23
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
24
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
25
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
26
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
27
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
28
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
29
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • 09:00: Wie werbe ich Drittmittel ein?
  • Click for details on all 3 events.
30
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
1
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • 09:00: Speaking Clearly "Pronunciation Skills“
  • Click for details on all 3 events.
2
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • -17:30: Speaking Clearly "Pronunciation Skills“
  • Click for details on all 3 events.
3
  • all day: Practise and Polish YOUR English Presentation
  • all day: Conversational German
  • Click for details on all 2 events.
Deadlines

  • For more external funding and events please see the listings on our respective German language website.

Information on doctorate

Graduate initiatives