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

The DAAD supports about 400 lecturers in over 110 countries worldwide. Teaching and research fields are not only in German and European studies but 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 three DAAD teaching assistants in Ireland.

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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

    Dr. Christoph Schmitt-Maaß

    University of Oxford, Lincoln College

    Turl Street
    Oxford OX1 3DR

  • Nathalie Stummer

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

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


What is a DAAD Lecturer and what does s/he do?

DAAD Lecturers  are chosen by a voluntary, independent selection committee of academics which decides on the academic qualification of each applicant to match the candidate’s strengths with the host university’s profile and needs.

The range and focus of tasks and responsibilities exercised by the lecturer 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,
  • Holding courses and giving lectures in German law, politics, history, engineering and economics,
  • 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 and researchers, both from the host department and other academic departments as well, on study and research opportunities in Germany and on possible sources of financial support,
  • Offering extracurricular activities for students, e.g. film screenings, student language/research summer schools, German drama groups, and colleagues, e.g. organizing workshops on new methodology and didactics in German as a Foreign Language, conferences, seminars or organizing and managing visits of German creatives for events with students, colleagues and the public.

How does the lectureship programme work?

The United Kingdom and its institutions of higher education have a long history with the DAAD and their cooperation dates back to the early 50s of the 20th century when in 1952 the first DAAD branch office worldwide opened in London. DAAD lectureship positions at UK universities have contributed to the internationalisation of their respective host universities and helped its many 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 many cultural and research based events and projects. 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 techniques that put students and their academic development into the focus of teaching.

The lectureship position 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 lecturer remains in a department for a minimum of two years and a maximum of five years. This restriction to a maximum duration aims to ensure that lecturers 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 Lecturer:

A DAAD lecturer is employed by its host university for a minimum of two years and a maximum of five academic years. The DAAD on the other hand acts as the lecturer’s co-funding agent. The lecturer will receive a salary from the UK university and the DAAD provides a top-up, which also includes certain benefits depending on personal circumstances. The average teaching hours for a lecturer in German studies are 12 per week and 8 for a lecturer in area studies (law, politics, history, engineering, economy).

For more information please contact: lektorat.london@daad.de

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