Employees with children
The University of Münster supports family-friendly career development with numerous programmes which improve the work-life-family balance. In addition to certain rights guaranteed under German law, such as entitlement to parental leave and parental allowance, staff and employees can choose flexible working models, apply for funding from the University’s Programme for the Advancement of Women, and take advantage of special employee support services.
These include the Family Service Office and the Dual Career Service. While the Family Service Office provides advice and coordination to all University staff to better manage and balance professional and family obligations, the Dual Career Service specifically strives to offer new career perspectives to the life partners and spouses of academics employed at the University.
The University of Münster is committed to supporting employees who wish to take a leave of absence to bring up their child or care for a family member in need. Continuing education seminars and personnel development measures ensure that employees remain in contact with the University, retain and expand their professional skills, and find it easier to return to their jobs following their leave of absence.