Professors

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The University of Münster supports internationally recognised, top-level research in numerous fields – for example, in the joint area of humanities and cultural studies, evolutionary science, chemistry, physics and mathematics. Ten Leibniz Prize winners currently work at the University of Münster. The University's excellent research standing is further underscored by numerous ERC research grants (ERC Starting, Consolidator and Advanced) and Max Planck research prizes awarded to researchers at the University of Münster. In addition to diverse DFG-funded research projects, the proportion of programmes financed by German federal and EU agencies and private foundations continues to increase.

Those who live and work in Münster enjoy the chance to venture into cross-disciplinary terrain. The diverse spectrum of faculties at the University of Münster offers countless possibilities for engaging in exchange and cooperation at all levels. In both academia and teacher education, the broad array of cutting-edge research endeavours provides students an outstanding basis for the best education possible.

  • Entry

    As a staff member of the University of Münster, not only are you a researcher and instructor, but also a manager. And management skills are particularly important for creating an environment which is conducive to research and innovation for yourself and your team.

    Our programme "Successful Management for First-time and Newly Appointed Professors" offers short presentations on questions such as "What must I pay attention to when acquiring and managing external funding?", "Who can help me with hiring personnel?" and "Who is in charge of research data management at the University of Münster?". Additional workshops targeted at first-time appointees address questions related to managing and supervising doctoral students.

    The Centre for Teaching in Higher Education (ZHL) [de] also offers courses, consultation and coaching whose purpose is to enhance one's teaching skills.

    We encourage you to take advantage of these services. Not only will they help you become better and more quickly acquainted with the established structures and processes, but also help you network with fellow colleagues – in other words, help you get settled at the University.

  • Research and Teaching

    - Cutting-edge research -

    The University of Münster supports internationally recognised, top-level research in numerous fields – for example, in the joint area of humanities and cultural studies, evolutionary science, chemistry, physics and mathematics.

    - High-quality instruction -

    The University's goals in the area of research are closely interlocked with its commitment to offer students high-quality and thematically diverse degree programmes. The University of Münster has just completed a two-phased process of converting all study courses into bachelor's and master's degree programmes. The development of structured PhD programmes represents the third phase toward achieving the objectives of the Bologna Process. On the basis of a broad-based spectrum of cutting-edge research activities, the University of Münster is ensuring that its students are provided with the best education possible.

    More information on cutting-edge research at the University of Münster

  • Dual Career Service

    Accepting an appointment at the University of Münster often requires a new career perspective for one's spouse or life partner.

    That is why the University established the Dual Career Service. Our staff personally assists the partners of our newly appointed professors to find promising employment opportunities in and around Münster.

    In close collaboration with your partner and on the basis of his/her professional goals, we scout for job openings, provide contacts to potential employers and look into sensible continuing education possibilities. Our services also include optimising application materials and prepping candidates for job interviews.

    For more information, please visit the Dual Career Service.