DAAD Lecturers at Institutes of Higher Education in the UK and Ireland

The DAAD supports around 400 Lecturers worldwide. Their teaching expertise is mainly in German Studies but in some cases also in German Law, Politics, and History. In the UK and Ireland, there are currently around 30 Lecturers funded by the DAAD. In addition, there are several DAAD Teaching Assistants in Ireland.

See below for an overview of our DAAD Lecturer and Teaching Assistant network. Please check the FAQ for more information on the DAAD Lecturer Programme.

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  • Julia Röder

    University of Aberdeen, Department of German, School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture

    Taylor Building
    Aberdeen AB24 3UB

  • Dr. Jost-Henrik Morgenstern-Pomorski (Fachlektor - Politics)

    University of Birmingham, Department of Political Science and Political Studies

    Muirhead Tower
    Birmingham B15 2TT

    Nadine Sturm

    Nadine Sturm

    University of Birmingham, Department of Modern Languages, School of Languages, Cultures, Art History and Music

    Birmingham B15 2TT

    Dr. Kathrin Hamenstädt (Fachlektorin - Law)

    University of Birmingham, Birmingham Law School

    Birmingham B15 2TT

  • Filiz Yildirim

    Filiz Yildirim

    University of Cambridge, St John’s College

    Cambridge CB2 1TP

    Jan Bogdanovic

    Jan Bogdanovic

    University of Cambridge, Engineering Department, Centre for Languages and Inter-Communication

    Trumpington Street
    Cambridge CB2 1PZ

  • Dr. Daniele Saracino (Fachlektor - Politics)

    University of Essex, Department of Government

    Room 5b.106
    Wivenhoe Park
    Colchester CO4 3SQ

  • Inga Owesen

    University College Cork, Department of German

    Alfred O'Rahilly Building, R 1.36
    Cork T12 K8AF

  • Nora Michaelis

    University of Warwick, School of Modern Languages and Cultures, German Studies

    Humanities Building
    Coventry CV4 7AL

  • Friederike Gelke

    Friederike Gelke

    Dublin City University, School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies

    Glasnevin Campus
    Dublin 9

    Theresa Langer

    Trinity College Dublin, Department of Germanic Studies

    Dublin 2

    Annika Hynek (Lehrassistenz)

    Trinity College Dublin, Department of Germanic Studies

    Dublin 2

    Leonard Lüer (Lehrassistenz)

    Leonard Lüer (Lehrassistenz)

    University College Dublin, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

    Newman Building
    Belfield, Dublin 4

  • Gina Wrobel

    Gina Wrobel

    University of Durham, School of Modern Languages and Cultures - German

    Elvet Riverside, New Elvet I
    Room A7
    Durham DH1 3JT

  • Sina Oelkers

    Sina Oelkers

    Heriot-Watt University, Department of Languages and Intercultural Studies

    Henry Prais Building (Room 1.23)
    The Avenue
    Edinburgh EH14 4AS

    Stefan Sadecki

    Stefan Sadecki

    The University of Edinburgh, School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures

    50 George Square, 2.32
    Edinburgh EH8 9LH

  • Antonia Musolff

    School of Languages, Literature and Cultures, German Department

    Arts Millennium Building
    University Road
    Galway H91 EV56

    Julia Weiß (Lehrassistenz)

    School of Languages, Literature and Cultures, German Department

    Arts Millennium Building
    University Road
    Galway H91 EV56

  • Sarnai Chuluunbat-Kath

    University of Lancaster, Department of Languages and Cultures

    County Main
    Lancaster, LA1 4YD,
    United Kingdom

  • Björn Kasper

    University of Leeds, Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures, School of Languages, Cultures and Societies

    Michael Sadler Building
    Leeds LS2 9JT

  • Anne Nospickel

    University of Limerick, Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics, German Section

    Limerick, V94 T9PX

  • Lena Nielinger

    Lena Nielinger

    University of Liverpool, Department of German Languages and Cultures

    1-7 Abercromby Square
    Liverpool L69 7ZR

  • Lisa Banning

    King’s College London

    Virginia Woolf Building
    Strand Campus
    Department of German
    22 Kingsway
    London WC2B 6LE

    Tobias Alexander Strecker (Fachlektor - Law)

    King’s College London, The Dickson Poon School of Law

    The Strand
    London WC2R 2LS

    Dr. Lisa Anders (Fachlektorin - Politics)

    King’s College London, Department of European and International Studies

    22 Kingsway
    London WC2B 6LE

    Ana Ilic

    Queen Mary University of London, Department of Modern Languages and Cultures

    German Studies, Mile End Road
    London E1 4NS

    Katharina Forster

    University College London, Department of German

    17 Gower Street
    London WC1E 6BT

    Dr Anna Koch  (Fachlektorin - History)

    University College London, Department of History, School of Slavonic and East European Studies

    Gower Street
    London WC1E 6BT

  • Sabine Korin

    Newcastle University, School of Modern Languages

    Level 6, Old Library Building
    Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

  • Ole Hinz

    Ole Hinz

    University of Oxford

    Jesus College, Turl Street
    Oxford OX1 3DW

    Sina Menrad

    University of Oxford, Merton College

    Merton Street
    Oxford OX1 4JD

    Dr. Sven Lüder

    Dr. Sven Lüder

    University of Oxford

    University of Oxford
    Hertford College, Catte Street
    Oxford OX1 3BW

  • Nathalie Stummer

    University of St. Andrews, Department of German, School of Modern Languages

    Buchanan Building
    Union Street
    St. Andrews, Fife KY16 8DL


FAQ: DAAD Lecturer Programme

The DAAD (Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst, German Academic Exchange Service) is a registered association, with its membership comprising German institutions of higher education and student bodies. It is the world’s largest funding organisation for academic exchange. In addition to providing grants and scholarships, the DAAD supports the internationalisation of German universities, promotes German Studies and the German language abroad, assists developing countries in establishing effective universities and advises decision makers on matters of cultural, education and development policy. In the UK and Ireland, Institutions of higher education have a long-standing partnership with the DAAD, as their cooperation dates back to the early 1950s when the first DAAD branch office worldwide opened in London. The DAAD London office is responsible for the United Kingdom and Ireland.

Within the DAAD Lecturer Programme (DAAD-Lektorenprogramm), the DAAD places Lecturers, primarily early-career academics/teachers in the fields of German as a foreign language, German philology and related disciplines, at universities all over the world. In some countries, including the UK, there are also Lecturers for other disciplines like law, political science, and history. Within the DAAD Lecturer Programme, the host university provides a position and the corresponding remuneration and defines the Lecturer’s tasks and required qualifications in consultation with the DAAD. More information on the programme and multimedia impressions in German language can be found here: DAAD-Lektorate weltweit – DAAD

DAAD Lecturers contribute to the internationalisation of the respective host institution and help its students and researchers to take up studies and research activities in Germany. Moreover, DAAD Lecturers are a catalyst for bringing a modern and diverse view on Germany and its higher education institutions to the host university by organising and managing cultural and research-related events and projects, for which the DAAD can provide funding upon application. Also, they provide vital support to colleagues and students in their department by contributing to a diverse and appealing curriculum for students and incorporating innovative new teaching methods that put students and their academic development into the focus of teaching.

For a DAAD Lecturer (DAAD-Lektor*in), the range and focus of tasks and responsibilities varies depending on the host institution, laid down in a role description mutually agreed by the host institution and the DAAD. 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, as well as courses on the didactics and methodology of foreign language teaching
  • Setting examination papers and organising examinations
  • As for DAAD Lecturers in other disciplines (DAAD-Fachlektor*innen), teaching courses and setting up examinations in their specific subject areas
  • Maintaining contacts with German organisations (DAAD, DFG, Goethe-Institute and others) and higher education institutions in Germany
  • Advising students and colleagues, both from the host department and other academic departments, on study and research opportunities in Germany and on possible sources of funding
  • Promoting German language and culture within the university and the wider community

The DAAD strongly encourages Lecturers and makes funding available to offer extracurricular activities to promote Germany and German Language and Culture, such as screening German films, inviting German authors, initiating a German society, or coordinating a German drama group.

The DAAD selects suitable candidates and proposes them to the university but does not act as an employer. The Lecturer enters an employment relationship with the host university and thus becomes a member of its teaching staff with the same rights and duties as the local colleagues of the same rank. If required in the respective country, the host university is also responsible for the visa sponsorship process. The DAAD supports the Lecturers by preparing them for their tasks, training them in their teaching and study guidance activities, and, as co-funding agent, granting them financial support in addition to their local salary.

Since the host universities expect DAAD Lecturers to provide up-to-date information about the subject and about Germany, the posts are limited in time to a maximum of five years. The initial funding period is two years, and it can then be extended year by year until the maximum funding period of five years has been reached, unless the university decides to terminate the employment earlier. After this period, a new Lecturer may be appointed if both the DAAD and the university agree to do so. Details of the relationship between the host university and the DAAD are outlined in a contractual agreement signed by both parties after a candidate has been selected.

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