Whether you already have extensive teaching experience or would like to take your first steps in this field, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences offers you a range of opportunities to gain valuable teaching experience and hone your didactic skills.
Gaining teaching experience is an important step on the path to becoming a professor at a university of applied sciences (UAS) and is one of the recruitment requirements for a professorship. For more information on the career path to a Professorship at a UAS, please visit the website of our Career Lab Osnabrück, or CarLa for short.
Teaching assignments at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences enable external individuals to pass on their knowledge to students and to establish practical relevance. Lecturers combine theory and practice, bringing real-world experience and diverse perspectives to the classroom. This helps students prepare for the world of work and provides valuable networking opportunities. As a result, lecturers make an important contribution to practice-based, application-oriented teaching at our university.
Teaching assignments are carried out within the framework of a legal relationship under public law (independent employment relationship). In addition to teaching courses, lecturers’ duties typically include related activities such as course preparation and follow-up, exam conduct, and participation in internal conferences and meetings.
There are several ways to obtain a teaching assignment at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences:
- Unsolicited applications: Recently, it has become possible to submit an unsolicited application for a teaching assignment using our form (details here). You can state your professional skills and experience, as well as your interest in obtaining a teaching assignment at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. This type of unsolicited application makes it easier for those responsible to assess your expertise and identify appropriate teaching assignments.
- Direct contact: Teaching assignments are awarded in different ways depending on the faculty. If you already know a contact person in a faculty that matches your field of expertise, you can express your interest directly to them.
A teaching assignment may be given to anyone who possesses the professional qualifications and pedagogical aptitude required for the teaching position, usually demonstrated by experience in teaching or training. If you have no teaching experience, our teaching mentoring program Try it! Lehre is a great way to get started.
Lecturers carry out the tasks assigned to them independently. They are responsible for designing the content and methodology of their courses in accordance with the specifications in the teaching assignment, taking into account the examination and study regulations.
In addition to teaching courses, the tasks of lecturers include all associated activities, such as preparing and following up on courses, preparing, accepting and correcting examinations and participating in meetings. This must be taken into account in the expected workload.
Detailed information can be found in Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences' "Guidelines for the awarding and remuneration of teaching assignments".
Remuneration for teaching at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences varies according to the scope and type of the teaching assignment. Lecturers receive a predetermined flat fee for teaching assignments. This flat fee covers the delivery of individual courses (course preparation, exam preparation, and, if necessary, repeat exams) according to the faculty’s course schedule, as well as the administration of up to 35 graded and ungraded exams. Detailed information can be found in the “Guidelines for the Awarding and Remuneration of Teaching Assignments” of Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences.
Our innovative teaching mentoring program Try it! Lehre was developed as part of the CarLa project specifically for those interested in teaching. This program gives you the opportunity to get a taste of teaching and to gain your first teaching experience – with no strings attached. Our dedicated teaching mentors are on hand to give you the best possible support. For more information, visit: Try it! Lehre.
If you are interested in a teaching assignment, feel free to explore the university’s range of programs and courses. You can find detailed information about the various degree programs in the “Study/Degree programs A-Z” section of our university website. Select the “Program structure” tab to view the module descriptions for a specific program.
Please note that teaching assignments are usually allocated before the start of the semester. If there is a specific need, Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences will contact you directly. The appropriate contact person will be in touch with you to discuss the next steps in starting your teaching assignment. Please note that rejections are not usually issued. If you are interested, we would be happy to add you to our pool of lecturers (check the box on the form) and consider you as a potential lecturer for future semesters.
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences also offers special programs for lecturers and other teaching staff at the university as part of its interdisciplinary and higher education didactics professional development program. These programs are a great way for you to improve your didactic skills and develop your teaching personality. For more information about the options available, visit the Staff Development page.
Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences is committed to the equal participation of all people and values the diversity that comes from different life paths and perspectives. By enriching the academic environment with diversity, we aim to contribute to inclusive education and a better society.