Teaching and research in Konstanz and abroad

Visiting lectureships in Konstanz

We are interested in researchers who fit in with our department’s research profile, use a range of participatory teaching methods and want to spend some time in Konstanz. The visit should diversify our teaching portfolio (courses should always be in English) and set new highlights. At the same time, the visit can be used to advance already commenced research work or launch new research activities. As an international researcher, you can join a block course when your own semester has already ended or else teach or conduct research as a visiting professor for one or more semesters. The second option naturally means a far longer and more intensive start-up period.

If you are interested, please contact the coordinators.

Visiting lectureships abroad

The University of Konstanz runs a number of programmes which can allow you to teach or conduct research abroad or build up partnerships. The staff of our Research Support is happy to assist you with your research proposals and advise on how to secure external funding for your research projects. In so doing, it will accompany you throughout the entire application procedure: from your initial project idea to when you submit your finished proposal. It can also provide information on all you need to know about national, international and European research funding.

The International Office can tell you about other opportunities, such as how you can undertake what is known as a visiting lectureship (as least 8 teaching hours over a maximum period of 5 days) at a partner university in Europe with which the University of Konstanz has an Erasmus+ agreement.

Other activities

The International Office is also your first port of call if you are interested in building up strategic alliances or launching multilateral projects, such as:

  • Cooperation between higher education and business
  • The social dimension of higher education
  • Mobility strategies and the removal of obstacles to mobility in higher education (including the virtual university)
  • Support in the modernization of higher education (including development of curricula)
  • Nurturing excellence and innovation in higher education