We are an innovative, international, pioneering, and multi-award-winning university of applied sciences founded in 1994 and located in picturesque Bavaria, Southern Germany, in a stunning natural environment in central Europe near Austria, the Czech Republic, and the Alps.
Our foundation is formed by a total of eight faculties focusing on business, engineering, health science, and computer science. We have 3 teaching campuses: the main campus in Deggendorf, the European Campus Rottal-Inn in Pfarrkirchen, and our newest and smallest campus in Cham. Additionally, we have 13 smaller technology and research campuses located around Bavaria, each focusing on one or more specialised areas of research.
In total, 34% of our 8,200+ students are international, with 100 nationalities represented in our university community. We are proud to be a very multicultural community, as our focus is on regional cooperation and the expansion of our national and international network. The European Campus Rottal-Inn teaches exclusively English-based undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. 195 partner universities around the world provide students with foreign exchange semesters, internships, and double degree studies abroad. Excellent teaching standards are based on a mix of lecture room theory and hands-on practical work in campus-integrated science labs and workshops, including applied research to the highest level. We strive for academic excellence and are committed to producing multilingual academics equipped with fully-accredited and internationally relevant qualifications to feel comfortable on the global stage. Many of our 11,000 alumni have international careers.
Focus on research and science
We are an ambitious university of applied sciences in southern Germany renowned for our excellence in research. R&D projects are always rooted in real-life cases, our young academics and research staff collaborate with regional and international companies to develop innovative solutions for immediate application. Coordinated by our Centre for Applied Research, this unique infrastructure and range of facilities remain unparalleled in the Bavarian academic landscape.
We are currently the most rapidly expanding university of applied science in Bavaria. Further expansion would be unthinkable without a diverse community. Currently, over 400 professors, research assistants and lecturers, over 550 support workers, and over 200 student ambassadors and tutors from all over the world belong to our community.
We represent important values such as integrity, collegiality, and respect, recognising that all staff members achieve their best performance when they feel comfortable and fully integrated. We offer job vacancies in all of our campus locations for global-minded professionals seeking a new challenge with plenty of career opportunities.
We are recruiting top scientists who can demonstrate at least 5 years of professional experience as a graduate - this includes at least three years working outside a university setting. If you have a doctoral degree and experience working in private-sector companies under your belt, you can consider applying for a professorship. With a good salary and a comprehensive social security system, you will be able to enjoy relative academic freedom and a comfortable lifestyle with numerous fringe benefits while influencing the bright future of our next generation.
Find out everything you need to know about the application requirements, general conditions and the path to a professorship at DIT on our website:
Job description and requirements
Participate in the acquisition and implementation of research projects, instruct students and prepare scientific papers within the scope of your research. If you are a highly motivated academic with a postgraduate degree in a relevant field of study and a passion for your field of excellence, you could apply to become a Research Assistant. Many, but not all, Research Assistants are doctoral students.
Conditions of employment
Job description and requirements
We employ lecturers to teach faculty topics, as well as lecturers for languages, intercultural skills and other diverse subjects. Lecturers are either signed up as freelancers or contracted to full time employment. Freelance lecturers sign up to teach a topic and workload per semester for an agreed wage, while pay-rolled lecturers receive employee benefits as listed below:
Conditions of employment
Support staff of all kinds are a vital part of the university structure. We employ qualified support experts throughout all faculties, in the main central facilities and throughout all departments of the university in all campus locations. Jobs include positions in finance, HR, course administration, etc.
Being a state-funded university of applied sciences, all staff are employed by the Bavarian State Government so wages are determined by a state regulated pay scale.
Conditions of employment
Continuing your studies after completing your postgraduate master degree involves intense research which is written then, after approval of your academic supervisor, published in a doctoral thesis.
Being a university of applied sciences, regulations do not permit us to award doctoral degrees alone, therefore we need to make use of strategic partnerships. As a doctoral student, the first step is to find a supervisor at our university of applied sciences, after which we will help you find a joint supervisor at a research university. Parellel to this, you will be registered at the research university as a doctoral student and employed by the Deggendorf Institute of Technology usually as a Research Assistant (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter). This offers you an ideal combination of theoretical study and practical research to successfully complete your doctoral studies.
I enjoy working as a researcher because the mix of teaching classes to international students & variety of different projects keeps me engaged. I am currently starting a PhD program and it fits quite well with my work environment since it will involve a great deal of cooperation and flexibility. The topics I learn about or teach as a researcher involve many aspects of my doctoral studies.
O. Blanco, M.Sc.
Research Assistant & PhD student from the USA
I really enjoy being a professor of intercultural management ... teaching students about culture in a place where they can walk out of the classroom and immediately apply those new skills is both exciting and fulfilling for me as a teacher. Being able to do research in this international environment, with a wonderful team of international colleagues, makes DIT an exceptional place to work.
Prof. Dr. M. Cummings-Koether
Teaching professor from the USA
People living in Bavaria enjoy a high lifestyle with relatively low living costs for a central European business and cultural hotspot. Breath-taking scenery, vibrant cities, ancient traditions, seven UNESCO world heritage sites and ten national parks, coupled with a booming business landscape and an extremely low unemployment rate, provide a fascinating mix of heritage and modern commerce and make Bavaria Germany’s favourite holiday destination. Our three teaching campuses are located close to the city of Munich, the Austrian and Czech Republic borders and the Alps.
Teaching campuses and surrounding areas
Life in Lower Bavaria offers you a healthy work-life balance and many prospects for all your family members. Read on to learn some essentials about the Bavarian lifestyle, so you can enjoy the great lifestyle in your new home in central Europe!
Access for your partner and family
The Dual Career Service supports partners and the families of newly appointed staff in all concerns about job opportunities and relocation to the region. We focus in particular on providing individual and personal assistance to partners in their search for new professional career opportunities in the region. However, the Dual Career Service also offers advice and support on the topics of finding accommodation, schools, kindergartens, or daycare centres as well as on matters relating to public authorities.
The Dual Career Service of DIT provides support, advice, guidance, and orientation in:
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What are the first steps?
Contact in the partner support programme
Most children in Bavaria attend non-compulsory kindergarten age 3 to 6 years, which are in every local community. You will be charged a monthly fee but these fees are relatively low as they are subsidised by the local authority (the DIT campus in Deggendorf has a pre-school childcare facility).
School education is compulsory for children between 6 and 15 years of age, whereas home schooling is against the law. Excellent state schools make up the majority of schools and are funded by the government. There is no fee for your children to attend these schools. The primary school your child can attend is usually dictated by the area in which you live, as it is often in your town or village, while secondary schools can be freely selected depending on your child’s interests and academic ability. All pupils living more than 5km away from their school have access to free school buses up to the 10th grade.
Higher education at state funded universities and institutions is tuition free throughout Germany. Universities in general have an excellent global reputation and produce future global leaders.
Contact for schools and kindergardens
Internationalisation is one of the core focus areas of our unversity and does not stop at staff mobility. Interculturally experienced, internationally active lecturers, researchers and also non-academic staff are the only way to fully realise the internationalisation strategy. There are many ways to acquire intercultural competences and to build up an international network; travel and exchange are two of the most effective means.
The following opportunities are available to all our staff:
Within the framework of the international guest lecturer programme, international colleagues are invited to the THD and integrated into the teaching. The guest lecturers can give entire lectures for the entire semester or individual guest lectures. The International Office has funds available for teaching assignments and travel expenses.
If you are interested, please contact email@example.com.
Professors, research assistants or other teachers at DIT have the opportunity to teach abroad. Either for a short lecture on your subject, for example as part of an International Week at a partner university, or in cooperation with a colleague abroad. You can be invited directly by colleagues of our partners or you can contact the International Office with your travel wishes and let us know in which lecture (topic) or in which region you would like to teach. This mobility is possible worldwide, but costs can only be covered for the Erasmus+ area.
All interested professors or research assistants are welcome to register on the mailing list firstname.lastname@example.org and will be kept informed about opportunities and invitations from partner universities.
Arrangements for recognition, e.g. via the LUFV, must be checked individually.
ERASMUS+ Staff Mobility
Within the framework of Erasmus+, THD professors and staff can spend a training period at an Erasmus+ partner university. Erasmus+ funding is available for this purpose.
An Erasmus+ stay gives you the opportunity to exchange professional ideas, gain new perspectives, promote your professional development, strengthen your skills and expand your network. Participating in this programme will benefit you professionally and personally in equal measure.
If you are interested in taking part in an International Week at a partner university, you can register on the distribution list at email@example.com.
More information about ERASMUS+ Staff Mobility:
1. Target group
2. Funding period
3. Funding rates
The financial scheme for the Teacher Mobility and the Staff Mobility are identical. The Erasmus+ mobility grant includes travel and accommodation costs, which are subsidised as unit costs. Detailed information can be obtained from the International Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
4. Eligibility criteria
5. Exclusion criteria
6. ERASMUS+ documents
All necessary Erasmus+ documents and further information on the staff/teaching mobility procedure can be obtained from the International Office at email@example.com.
7. Application deadline
Ongoing application at the International Office firstname.lastname@example.org but at least three weeks BEFORE the desired stay.
8. Selection criteria