TU BRAUNSCHWEIG

What do we have to offer?

A university is a special kind of employer. All of our employees contribute towards our research and teaching and thus contribute to the progress of society and the academic education of our students.

Cosmopolitan
At Technische Universität Braunschweig, you will work in an international environment. More than 2,300 students and scientists from more than 110 countries study and research here, enriching our university and the city of Braunschweig.


Always something happening
One source of inspiration lies in the numerous events you can enjoy on campus, from concerts and plays to lectures and debates. An important partner of TU Braunschweig in this regard is the Haus der Wissenschaft (House of Science), which stimulates and promotes dialogue between science and other areas of society.

Working in a network
Get to know ForschungRegion Braunschweig, one of Europe’s most active research regions. In addition to the region’s other universities, the local Helmholtz Centre, Fraunhofer Institute and Leibniz Institute are first-rate cooperation partners right here in our city.


The TU work experience:

Working hours
Depending on your working hours model, you will work either fixed working hours or flexitime.

Leave
Full-time employees have 30 days holiday leave each year. The same applies to part-time employees who work five days a week. If their working hours are reduced to fewer than five days a week, the number of leave days is also reduced accordingly. Trainees and apprentices have 27 days of leave. The Staff Council can provide further information on this subject.

All types of families – traditional nuclear families, single parents, unmarried or same-sex partners with children, relatives in need of care, patchwork or foster families, or grandparents who regularly look after their grandchildren – will find open doors at TU Braunschweig's Family Office. The office's services include providing various childcare options, from nursery care to holiday care and flexible childcare, a network of university parentsas well as advice and informative events on caring for a relative.

The TUBS and Family Club promotes family friendliness and supports measures that help to balance the needs of family and studying, obtaining scientific qualifications or working.

It is our aim to establish consistent gender equality and family friendliness at our university. We strive to increase the percentage of women at every level of the hierarchy where they are currently underrepresented and to promote a culture of equal opportunities in all areas of TU Braunschweig.

The Equal Opportunities Office will assist you with any questions about your career or if you experience any problems in the workplace. In addition to running the Family Office, it organises mentoring and career programmes for women in science. It also provides advice to the university’s departments and facilities.

The Staff Council advocates for employee interests with the university’s management. Its members are elected from all areas of the university and represent both scientific and non-scientific staff.

The Staff Council has a right of co-determination regarding, for example, the duration of daily working hours, overtime and (in the case on non-academic staff) hiring, classification and dismissals. It also accepts complaints and works with the relevant office to find a solution.

Our Corporate Health Management supports employees in reducing strains in the workplace and strengthening their health resources. Furthermore, all staff members have the possibility of consulting an in-house physician about work-related medical issues, during their working hours.

As an employee, you are entitled to participate in free seminars and classes organised by the Corporate Health Promotion Office, which offers everything from fitness to relaxation classes and focuses on work-related issues such as eye problems and back pain. Why not start your day with yoga or put in some relaxation training or spinal exercises during your lunch break?

In the case of conflicts in the workplace, emotional stress or addiction issues, the Social and Addiction Advice Centre offers confidential help.

English, French, Italian – or maybe even Arabic or Portuguese? At TU Braunschweig’s Language Centre, you will be spoilt for choice. Our staff development programme includes language classes that are of particular relevance to your professional duties. These classes are free of charge and can be taken during working hours. For other classes, a modest charge will apply.

More than 200 sports classes in more than 90 types of sports every week, a fitness centre, a sauna, several sports halls, tennis courts, football pitches and volleyball courts – the Sports Centre’s offer is an impressive one. Employees can make use of these facilities either free of charge or for a modest fee. In addition to classic pastimes like badminton and aerobics, you can also try more exotic sports such as Capoeira, squash and Zumba.

Information on pay and remuneration, special further education offers, contact persons and more:

Professors

When you choose Technische Universität Braunschweig, you are choosing one of the best. TU Braunschweig is part of the TU9 group of leading technical universities in Germany, and for each of our core disciplines – the engineering subjects – we rank among the top 9 universities in Germany. Our strategic research fields mobility, infections and active agents, and the city of the future are complemented by various overarching topics.

Professors are hired as civil servants. Your salary is subject to the remuneration scale for Lower Saxony. As a professor, you will receive basic remuneration according to the W remuneration scale. In addition to this, professors in remuneration groups W2 and W3 may be granted various bonuses, for example in connection with negotiations on their appointment and retention, for particular achievements in research and teaching, as well as for special roles and tasks in the university’s self-administration or management.

The current remuneration scales can be downloaded from the Landesweite Bezüge- und Versorgungsstelle (Lower Saxony remuneration and pension office).

Do you have any questions?
Please contact Department 12 – Personnel and Travel Expenses
The welcome programme for newly appointed professors offers an initial TU Braunschweig orientation. It is part of the professor programme supporting all professors in their roles as teachers and managers. It is organised by teach4TU, a project that aims to support cooperation between lecturers and improve the quality of teaching.

The Center of Excellence in Lower Saxon Higher Education (CELSHE) gives you the chance to participate in various workshops on didactic methods in higher education or to earn the WINDH certificate of further education at university which is recognised throughout Germany.
TU Braunschweig sees itself as a family-friendly university. This includes offering support if your partner would like to build his or her career in the region as well.

TU Braunschweig offers its own Dual Career Couple Service and is part of the Dual Career Netzwerk SüdOstNiedersachsen.
Are you from a different country and interested in special information for international scientists? In that case, the International Office’s Mobile Researchers' Centre will be able to help you, for example with information on how to find a place to live or childcare. Up-to-date information can also be found on our Facebook page.

The ERASMUS programme also supports TU Braunschweig lecturers by facilitating short guest lecturing opportunities in other European countries. Please contact the International Office for further information.

Have we aroused your interest? Then have a look at our current professorship openings.

Scientific Staff

Scientific staff members make significant contributions to research and teaching at universities. Because of qualification phases and externally funded projects, many contracts are temporary, for quite short terms. Within the limits of structural conditions, the university’s management aims to provide contracts with the longest possible term – such as the entire duration of a project – and to ensure that our scientific staff gain optimal scientific qualifications (e.g., completion of a doctorate).

As a scientific staff member with an employment contract, you will be paid according to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement for public servants (TV-L). If you are hired as a lecturer – as a temporary civil servant – you will receive the remuneration designated for remuneration group A13 on the Lower Saxony remuneration scale.

In addition to statutory pension insurance, our employees are entitled to the occupational pension scheme of the Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (federal and state employees’ pension institution, VBL).


Current pay scales and remuneration scales can be downloaded from the Landesweite Bezüge- und Versorgungsstelle (Lower Saxony remuneration and pension office).

Do you have any questions?

Please contact Department 12 – Personnel and Travel Expenses
At TU Braunschweig, you can earn your doctorate either as an individual doctorate, as a structured doctorate, at a postgraduate school or in a doctoral programme.

Since 2015, the GradTUBS Graduate Academy has been helping doctoral students from all departments and disciplines at TU Braunschweig on their paths to earning their degrees.
With the teach4TUproject, you can enhance your university teaching qualifications, starting with:
  • The basic programme followed for example by
  • Co-teaching, leading up to
  • Qualification as academic consultant.

The Center of Excellence in Lower Saxon Higher Education (CELSHE) gives you the chance to participate in various workshops on didactic methods in higher education or to earn the WINDH certificate of further education at university which is recognised throughout Germany.

Are you from a different country and interested in special information for international scientists? In that case, the International Office’s Mobile Researchers' Centre will be able to help you, for example with information on how to find a place to live or childcare. Up-to-date information can also be found on our Facebook page.

The ERASMUS programme also supports TU Braunschweig lecturers by facilitating short guest lecturing opportunities in other European countries. Please contact the International Office for further information.

Have we aroused your interest? Then have a look at our current job openings for scientific staff.

Services and administrative staff

At TU Braunschweig, we have more than 1,400 employees working in services and administration. Their tasks are very diverse and multi-faceted. Through their work, they support research, teaching and studying at TU Braunschweig. Cooperation, competence, customer-friendliness and open-mindedness are the characteristics we are looking for, as stated in the Central Administration’s Mission Statement.

As an employee in services or administration, you are either an employee or a civil servant of Lower Saxony. As an employee, you will be paid according to the terms of the collective bargaining agreement for public servants (TV-L). As a civil servant, you will receive remuneration according to the Lower Saxony remuneration scale.

In addition to statutory pension insurance, our employees are entitled to the occupational pension scheme of the Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (federal and state employees’ pension institution, VBL).

Current pay scales and remuneration scales can be downloaded from the Landesweite Bezüge- und Versorgungsstelle (Lower Saxony remuneration and pension office).

Do you have any questions?
Please contact Department 12 – Personnel and Travel Expenses

In order to master the skills needed for constantly changing requirements, TU Braunschweig gives you the opportunity to enhance your qualifications during working hours in a number of ways:

  • The Personnel Development Department’s extensive internal further education programme includes seminars and workshops on everything from SAP and Excel to leadership strategies and personal development.
  • You can also participate in external training courses.
Students and lecturers are not the only ones who can broaden their horizons with ERASMUS. The Staff Mobility programme promotes stays abroad for training purposes, usually lasting one week, for employees in services or administration at one of TU Braunschweig’s ERASMUS partner universities.

Have we aroused your interest? Then have a look at our current job openings in services and administration.

Vocational training positions

An education at TU Braunschweig is not limited to university students. With some 130 vocational training positions in 18 different professions in the fields of crafts, technical services and administration, our university is one of the region’s largest enterprises taking on trainees. At TU Braunschweig, you can learn the profession of a construction materials tester, precision mechanic or IT specialist, a clerk in public administration, biological laboratory technician or any of the numerous other vocational training professions.

You will be paid according to the collective bargaining agreement for trainees in vocational training professions, as per the German Vocational Training Act.

For the current pay scale, please see our website for trainees.

Do you have any questions?
Please contact Department 12 – Personnel and Travel Expenses

Traineeships begin on 1 August or 1 September. The deadline for applications is 31 October of the preceding year (for bookbinder traineeships, 31 December).

More information on applications

Trainees are free to make use of the Personnel Development Department’s internal further education programme, which includes, for example, training on rhetoric and time management.

Trainees in metalworking professions can also use the Joint Trainee Workshop, a central facility for hands-on learning, such as in the fields of electrical engineering and hydraulics.

Have we aroused your interest? Then have a look at our current traineeship openings.

Research assistants and student assistants

Assistant contracts in their own department or in another of TU Braunschweig’s facilities are attractive side jobs for students. In addition to the pay, students usually receive insights into state-of-the-art research and gain their first work experience.

Your pay will depend on the type of assistant that you are:

  • Student assistant without a university degree,
  • Student assistant with a Bachelors degree,
  • Research assistant with a Bachelors degree, or
  • Research assistant with a Masters degree.


For current hourly rates, please see VORIS, the information system on regulations and laws provided by Lower Saxony.

As an assistant, you may work up to 86 hours per month.

Do you have any questions?

Please contact Department 12 – Personnel and Travel Expenses

Among other things, student and research assistants are entitled to holiday leave (in accordance with the German Holiday Act) and continued remuneration in the event of illness (in accordance with the German Act on the continued payment of wages and salaries).

Have we aroused your interest? Then have a look at our current openings for student assistants and research assistants.

Internships

Are you either a secondary school or university student who would like to know the work of TU Braunschweig first-hand – for example in a laboratory, an office or at the University Library? There are three options for internships at TU Braunschweig:
  • Internships for secondary school students
  • Internships organised by an educational institution
  • Practical semesters for students from applied sciences universities

We also offer the Check-in programme and the Niedersachsen-Technikum as additional options for getting to know our university.


Please direct all enquiries and applications directly to those institutes and facilities offering internships.To find out which institutes and facilities offer internships, please see the list of contacts for internships.

TU Braunschweig offers unpaid internships only. Volunteer internships are not possible.

Do you have a general question about internships?
Please contact Department 12 – Personnel and Travel Expenses
Our Check-in Portal lists all the various options for school students of all ages to get to know TU Braunschweig.There is something for everyone – from the student laboratory and inventors’ workshop to an introduction to studying or early studies.
This programme is aimed at women: If you already have your Abitur or Fachabitur certificate but are uncertain what to study, come and get a first taste of a technical or mathematical subject.

The Niedersachsen-Technikum is a six-month introduction to a MINT subject. During this time, you will complete a paid internship at a technical company in the region. Each week, you will attend a regular first-semester lecture in a technical or mathematical course of study (such as mechanical engineering or computer sciences).

For more information, please see the Website of the Niedersachsen-Technikum.

Mission statement

Research and teaching, campus life and services at TU Braunschweig are all based on our shared aims and values.

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