The Lektorenprogramm aims to promote German language and German area studies abroad. The DAAD supports ca. 450 Lektors in 90 countries, with a particular emphasis on Europe . These junior academics teach mainly at German Departments. In Britian and Ireland the Fachlektors also teach German law, politics, economics, history and engineering.

What is a Lektor?

A Lektor is a senior language teacher with significant teaching experience. Many of the applicants are junior academics and/or trained teachers. The Fachlektors are Lektoren teaching in their specific subject areas.

What does a Lektor do?

The range and focus of tasks and responsibilities exercised by the Lektors varies depending on the host higher education institution. They include some or all of the following:

  • Teaching German as a foreign language
  • Holding courses or giving lectures on literature, language and linguistics, German studies and recent German and European history
  • Teaching specialist classes for translators and interpreters on the didactics and methodology of foreign language teaching
  • Maintaining contacts with German organisations (DAAD, DFG , Goethe-Institute and others) and with higher education institutions in Germany
  • Advising students, both from the host department and other academic departments as well, on study opportunities in Germany and on possible sources of financial support
  • As for Fachlektoren, teaching courses in their specific subject areas.

Some Lektors offer extracurricular activities such as screening German films, initiating a German society or a German drama group.

How does the Lektorenprogramm work?

The Lektorat is allocated to a university institution on the basis of an application by the academic department of a British or Irish university, depending on financial possibilities and in accordance with the guidelines of the German Foreign Office.

The individual Lektor remains in a department for a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years. This restriction to a maximum duration aims to ensure that Lektors have an up-to-date knowledge of contemporary Germany in its political and cultural aspects, its university system and current methods of university teaching in Germany.

Notes on employing a DAAD Lektor

A DAAD Sprach- or Fachlektor is employed in the UK/Ireland by the host university. The DAAD acts as the Lektor's sponsoring agent. He/she receives a salary from the British or Irish university and the DAAD provides a top-up, which includes certain benefits according to criteria such as age, experience, the number of dependents etc. The top-up is independent of the host institution's salary.

Each individual contract between the host institution and the Lektor should be made out for two full years without hiatus, with a proviso of a possible extension for a further two if both sides are in agreement, as long as DAAD funding is available, making a total of four years employment.

The average teaching hours for a Sprachlektor are 12 per week and 8 for a Fachlektor. If this proviso is not fulfilled the continued support of the post is jeopardised. The minimum salary to be paid to a Sprach- and Fachlektor in the UK is currently £16,500 and in Ireland €23,000. For more information please contact: kroh@daad.org.uk

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  • Aberdeen

    • Sabrina Link

      University of Aberdeen
      King’s College
      Department of German
      Taylor Building
      Old Aberdeen AB24 3UB

      Email: sabrina.linkabdn.ac.uk

  • Birmingham

    • Dr. Julian Pänke (FL)

      University of Birmingham
      Inistitute for German Studies
      European Research Institute
      Edgbaston
      Birmingham B15 2TT

      Email: j.p.paenkebham.ac.uk

      Christiane Hoyer

      University of Birmingham
      Institute for German Studies
      School of Humanities
      Edgbaston
      Birmingham B15 2TT

      Email: c.hoyerbham.ac.uk

      Dr. Sandra Ingelkofer (FL)

      University of Birmingham
      Birmingham Law School
      Edgbaston
      Birmingham B15 2TT

      Email: tba

  • Brighton

    • Dr. David Jünger (FL)

      University of Sussex
      Centre for German-Jewish Studies
      Arts B 131
      Falmer / East Sussex
      Brighton BN1 9QN

      Email: d.juengersussex.ac.uk

  • Cambridge

    • Daniela Dora 
      University of Cambridge
      Gonville and Caius College
      Cambridge CB2 1TA

      Email: dd509@cam.ac.uk

      Dr. Henning Grunwald (FL)
      University of Cambridge
      Faculty of History
      West Road
      Cambridge CB3 9EF

      Email: henning.e.grunwaldgmail.com

      Simone Kügeler-Race
      University of Cambridge
      St John’s College
      Cambridge CB2 1TP

      Email: sk706cam.ac.uk

      Alexander Bleistein (Fachsprachen)
      University of Cambridge
      Department of Engineering
      Language Unit
      Trumpington Street
      Cambridge CB2 1PZ

      Email: ab2404cam.ac.uk

  • Colchester

    • Dr Julia  Partheymüller

      University of Essex
      Department of Government
      Wivenhoe Park
      Colchester CO4 3SQ

      Email: Jp16449essex.ac.uk

  • Cork

    • Dr Hanna Bingel-Jones

      University College Cork
      ORB 1.36
      Department of German
      O'Rahilly Building
      University College Cork
      Ireland

      Email: hanna.bingeljonesucc.ie

       

      Hanna Völker

      DAAD-Sprachassistentin

      University College Cork
      ORB 1.36
      Department of German
      O'Rahilly Building
      University College Cork
      Ireland

       

  • Coventry

  • Dublin

    • Verena Wulf

      City University Dublin
      School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies
      DCU Glasnevin Campus
      Glasnevin
      Dublin 9

      Email: verena.wulfdcu.ie

    • Daniel Pust

      Department of Germanic Studies
      Trinity College Dublin
      Dublin 2
      Ireland

      Email: pustdtcd.ie

      Nazli Heimann (FL)

      School of Law
      House 39
      New Square
      Trinity College
      Dublin 2

      Email: heimannntcd.ie

    • Sandra Weber

      UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
      Newman Building
      University College Dublin
      Belfield, Dublin 4

      Email: Sandra.weberucd.ie

    • Sandra Weber

      University College Dublin
      UCD School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
      Newman Building
      University College Dublin
      Belfield, Dublin 4

      Email: Sandra.weberucd.ie

  • Durham

    • Laura Wichmann

      University of Durham
      School of Modern Languages (German)
      Elvet Riverside, New Elvet
      Durham DH13 JT

      Email: laura.h.wichmanndurham.ac.uk

  • Edinburgh

    • Kendra Jaudzin
      Heriot-Watt University

      Department of Languages
      and Intercultural Studies
      School of Management
      and Languages
      Riccarton
      Edinburgh EH14 4AS

      Email: k.jaudzinhw.ac.uk

      Kim Förster
      DAAD-Sprachassistentin

      Heriot-Watt University
      Department of Languages
      and Intercultural Studies
      School of Management
      and Languages
      Riccarton
      Edinburgh EH14 4AS

    • Julia Feike 
      The University of Edinburgh
      School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
      50 George Square, 3.38
      Edinburgh EH8 9LH

      Email: Julia.Feikeed.ac.uk

      Dr. Tim Buchen (FL)
      The University of Edinburgh
      School of History, Classics
      and Archaeology
      Medical Buildings
      Teviot Place
      Edinburgh EH8 9AG

      Email: tim.buchened.ac.uk

       

       

  • Galway

    • Dr Simone Klapper

      School of Languages, Literature and Cultures
      Arts Millennium Building
      University Road
      Galway

      Email: Simone.Klappernuigalway.ie

       

      Max Friedrich

      DAAD-Sprachassistent

      Email: max.friedrich@nuigalway.ie

      School of Languages, Literature and Cultures
      Arts Millennium Building
      University Road
      Galway

  • Lancaster

    • Sora Meyberg

      University of Lancaster
      Department of European Languages an Culture
      Bowland North, B 80
      Lancaster LA1 4YN

      Email: s.meyberglancaster.ac.uk

  • Leeds

    • Anne Markovic

      University of Leeds
      Department of German
      Michael Sadler Building
      Leeds LS2 9JT

      Email: a.markovicleeds.ac.uk

  • Limerick

    • Fabian Ram

      University of Limerick
      Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics
      AM040
      Limerick

      Email: fabian.ramul.ie

  • Liverpool

    • Anke Angelika Bohm

      University of Liverpool
      Department of German
      School of Cultures, Languages
      and Area Studies
      Chatham Street
      Liverpool L69 7ZR

      Email: abohmliverpool.ac.uk

  • London

    • Marina Engel
      DAAD-Sprachassistentin

      Department of Cultures and Languages
      Birkbeck, University of London
      43 Gordon Square
      London WC1H OPD

      Email: m.engelbbk.ac.uk

    • Marina Engel

      DAAD-Sprachassistentin

      Department of Cultures and Languages
      Birkbeck, University of London
      43 Gordon Square
      London WC1H 0PD

      Email: m.engel@bbk.ac.uk

    • Dr Benno Gammerl (FL)

      Goldsmith University London - Department of History

      8 Lewisham Way, New Cross, London SE14 6NW

      Email:b.gammerlgold.ac.uk

       

       

    • Inga Owesen

      King’s College London
      Department of German
      22 Kingsway
      London WC2B 6NR

      Email: inga.owesenkcl.ac.uk

      Dr. Kathrin Hamenstädt (FL)

      King’s College London
      School of Law
      The Strand
      London WC2R2LS

      Email: kathrin.hamenstadtkcl.ac.uk

    • Marie-Christine Merdan
      Franziska Kroh (zbV)

      University College London
      Department of German
      17, Gower Street
      London WC1E 6BT
      Email: m.merdanucl.ac.uk
      Email: f.krohucl.ac.uk

      Dr. Udo Grashoff (FL)

      University College London
      Department of History
      School of Slavonic and
      East European Studies
      Gower Street
      London WC1E 6BT

      Email: u.grashoffucl.ac.uk

      Dr. Nina Lück (FL)

      University College London
      Global Law Institute
      Bentham House
      Endsleigh Gardens
      London WC1E OEG

      Email: n.lueckucl.ac.uk

    • Ingrid Kutz

      University of London
      Queen Mary College
      School of Modern Languages
      German Department
      Mile End Road
      London E1 4NS

      Email: i.kutz@qmul.ac.uk

  • Manchester

    • Eva Adelseck

      University of Manchester
      School of Languages, Linguistics and Cultures
      German Studies
      Oxford Road
      Manchester M13 9PL

      Email: eva.adelseckmanchester.ac.uk

  • Maynooth

    • Uresa Kastrati

      DAAD-Sprachassistentin
      Maynooth University School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
      Maynooth, Co Kildare, Ireland

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    • Jan-Okke Baumbach
      School of Modern Languages, Level 6, Old Library Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

      Email:okke.baumbachncl.ac.uk

       

      Charlotte Neubert
      DAAD-Sprachassistentin
      School of Modern Languages, Level 6, Old Library Building, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU
      Email: charlotte.neubertncl.ac.uk

      Telephone: (0191) 208 3496

  • Oxford

    • Miriam Schwarz
      University of Oxford
      Oriel College
      Oxford OX1 3DW
      Email: miriam.schwarz@oriel.ox.ac.uk

      Jenny Lemke 
      University of Oxford
      Exeter College
      Parks Road
      Oxford OX1 3PN
      Email: jenny.lemke@exeter.ox.ac.uk

      Christoph Held
      University of Oxford
      Lincoln College
      Turl Street
      Oxford OX1 3DR
      Email: christoph.heldlincoln.ox.ac.uk

      Dr. Alexis Radisoglou
      University of Oxford
      Lincoln College
      Turl Street
      Oxford OX1 3DR
      Email: alexis.radisogloulincoln.ox.ac.uk

      Dr. Christina Benninghaus (FL)
      University of Oxford
      Wadham College
      Parks Road
      Oxford OX1 3PN
      Email: tba

       

  • Sheffield

    • Yasemine Cigiltepe

      University of Sheffield
      Department of Germanic Studies
      Jessop West
      1 Upper Hanover Street
      Sheffield S3 7RA

      Email: Y.Cigiltepe@sheffield.ac.uk

  • St. Andrews

    • Paulina Zitzer

      University of St. Andrews
      Department of German
      School of Modern Languages
      Buchanan Building
      Union Street
      St. Andrews, Fife KY16 9PH

      Email: tb