The DAAD supports about 500 lecturers in over 110 countries worldwide, with a traditional emphasis on Europe. Teaching and research fields are not only in German and European studies but also in German law, politics, economics, history and engineering.

In the UK, there are currently 22 lecturers in German Studies, 6 in German history, 3 in German politics and 3 in German law. In Ireland, there are 7 lecturers in German studies and 1 lecturer in German politics.

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 sponsoring agent. S/he will receive a salary from the UK university and the DAAD provides a top-up, which also includes certain benefits according to living costs and number of dependents, e.g. rental, overseas and cost-of-living allowance, school fees for children, a subsidised private health, accident and personal liability insurance, a top up to a private pension scheme etc. The top-up is independent of the host institution’s salary and will be awarded as a scholarship to the candidate and is independent of the host institution’s salary.

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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  • Aberdeen

    • Julia Röder
      University of Aberdeen
      Department of German
      School of Language, Literature, Music and Visual Culture
      Taylor Building
      Aberdeen AB24 3UB

      Email: julia.roederabdn.ac.uk

  • Birmingham

    • Dr. Jost-Henrik Morgenstern-Pomorski ( Fachlektor – Politics)
      University of Birmingham
      Department of Political Science and Political Studies
      Muirhead Tower
      Edgbaston
      Birmingham B15 2TT

      Email: j.morgenstern-pomorskibham.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 (Fachlektorin – Law)
      University of Birmingham
      Birmingham Law School
      Edgbaston
      Birmingham B15 2TT

      Email: s.ingelkoferbham.ac.uk

  • Brighton

    • N.N.  (Fachlektor*in – History)
      University of Sussex
      Centre for German-Jewish Studies
      Arts B 131
      Falmer / East Sussex
      Brighton BN1 9QN

      Email:

  • Cambridge

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

      Email: dd509cam.ac.uk

      Dr. Hanno Balz (Fachlektor – History)
      University of Cambridge
      Trinity Hall, Trinity Ln
      Cambridge CB2 1TJ

      Email: hb528cam.ac.uk

      Theresa Lentfort
      University of Cambridge
      St John’s College
      Cambridge CB2 1TP

      Email: tl485cam.ac.uk

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

      Email: ab2404cam.ac.uk

  • Colchester

    • Dr. Daniele Saracino (Fachlektor – Politics)
      University of Essex
      Department of Government
      Room 5b.106
      Wivenhoe Park
      Colchester CO4 3SQ

      Email: daniele.saracinoessex.ac.uk

  • Cork

    • Inga Owesen
      University College Cork
      Department of German
      Alfred O’Rahilly Building, R 1.36
      Cork T12 K8AF
      Ireland

      Email: iowesenucc.ie

      Theresa Constien (Lehrassistenz)
      University College Cork
      Department of German
      Alfred O’Rahilly Building
      Cork T12 K8AF
      Ireland

      Email: tconstienucc.ie

  • Coventry

    • Nora Michaelis
      University of Warwick
      School of Modern Languages and Cultures
      German Studies
      Humanities Building
      Coventry CV4 7AL

      Email: nora.michaeliswarwick.ac.uk

  • Dublin

    • Christine Kopke
      City University Dublin
      School of Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies
      Glasnevin Campus
      Glasnevin
      Dublin 9

      Email:christine.kopkedcu.ie

    • Judith Wiedemann
      Trinity College Dublin
      Department of Germanic Studies
      Dublin 2
      Ireland

      Email: wiedemajtcd.ie

      Zoe Ponter (Lehrassistenz)
      Trinity College Dublin
      Department of Germanic Studies
      School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies
      Arts Building
      Room 5065
      Dublin 2
      Ireland

      Email: ponterztcd.ie

      Jan Berz (Fachlektor – Politics)
      Trinity College Dublin
      Department of Political Science
      3 College Green
      New Square
      D02 XH97, Dublin 2

      Email: berzjtcd.ie

    • Zeineb Bahri
      University College Dublin
      School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
      Newman Building
      Belfield, Dublin 4

      Email: zeineb.bahriucd.ie

      Fiona Maier (Lehrassistenz)
      University College Dublin
      School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics
      Newman Building, A320
      Belfield, Dublin 4

      Email:fiona.maierucd.ie

  • Durham

    • Gina Wrobel
      University of Durham
      School of Modern Languages and Cultures – German
      Elvet Riverside, New Elvet I
      Room A7
      Durham DH1 3JT

      Email: gina.wrobeldurham.ac.uk

  • Edinburgh

    • Sina Oelkers
      Heriot-Watt University
      Department of Languages
      and Intercultural Studies
      Henry Prais Building (Room 1.23)
      The Avenue
      Edinburgh EH14 4AS

      Email: sina.oelkershw.ac.uk

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

      Email:yasemin.cigiltepeed.ac.uk

      Justyna Turkowska (Fachlektorin – History)
      The University of Edinburgh
      School of History, Classics
      and Archaeology
      Medical Buildings
      Teviot Place
      Edinburgh EH8 9AG

      Email:N.N.

  • Galway

    • Antonia Musolff
      School of Languages, Literature and Cultures
      German Department
      Arts Millennium Building
      University Road
      Galway H91 EV56

      Email: antonia.musolffnuigalway.ie

      Jakob Summerer (Lehrassistenz)
      School of Languages, Literature and Cultures
      German Department
      Arts Millennium Building
      University Road
      Galway H91 EV56

      Email: jakob.summerernuigalway.ie

  • Lancaster

    • Sarnai Chuluunbat-Kath
      University of Lancaster
      Department of Languages and Cultures
      County Main
      Lancaster, LA1 4YD,
      United Kingdom

      Email: s.chuluunbath-kathlancaster.ac.uk

  • Leeds

    • Björn Kasper
      University of Leeds
      Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures
      School of Languages, Cultures and Societies
      Michael Sadler Building
      Leeds LS2 9JT

      Email:b.kasperleeds.ac.uk

  • Limerick

    • Anne Nospickel
      University of Limerick
      Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics
      German Section
      Limerick, V94 T9PX

      Email: anne.nospickelul.ie

      Alberta Tagliacozzo (Lehrassistenz)
      University of Limerick
      Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics
      German Section
      Main Building
      Office No. AM040
      Limerick, V94 T9PX

      Email: alberta.tagliacozzoul.ie

  • Liverpool

    • Malte Wendt
      University of Liverpool
      Department of German Languages and Cultures
      1-7 Abercromby Square
      Liverpool L69 7ZR

      Email: m.wendtliverpool.ac.uk

  • London

    • Dr. Katherine Davison  (Fachlektorin – History)
      Goldsmiths, University of London
      Department of History
      New Cross
      London SE14 6NW

      Email:k.davisongold.ac.uk

    • Lisa Banning
      King’s College London
      Virginia Woolf Building
      Strand Campus
      Department of German
      22 Kingsway
      London WC2B 6LE

      Email: lisa.banningkcl.ac.uk

      Inga Rademacher (Fachlektorin – Politics)
      King’s College London
      Department of European and International Studies
      22 Kingsway
      London WC2B 6LE

      Email: inga.rademacherkcl.ac.uk

      Tobias Alexander Strecker (Fachlektor – Law)
      King’s College London
      The Dickson Poon School of Law
      The Strand
      London WC2R 2LS

      Email: tobias.streckerkcl.ac.uk

       

    • Ana Ilic
      Queen Mary University of London
      Department of Modern Languages and Cultures
      German Studies, Mile End Road
      London E1 4NS

      Email: a.ilicqmul.ac.uk

    • Katharina Forster
      University College London
      Department of German
      17 Gower Street
      London WC1E 6BT

      Email: k.forsterucl.ac.uk

      Sandra Deichsel (zbV-Lektorin)
      University College London
      Department of German
      17 Gower Street
      London WC1E 6BT

      Email: s.deichselucl.ac.uk

      Dr. Anna Koch  (Fachlektorin – History)
      University College London
      Department of History
      School of Slavonic and
      East European Studies
      Gower Street
      London WC1E 6BT

      Email: anna.kochucl.ac.uk

      Dr. Killian O’Brien (Fachlektor – Law)
      University College London
      Faculty of Laws
      Bentham House
      4-8 Endsleigh Gardens
      London WC1E 0EG

      Email: killian.obrienucl.ac.uk

  • Maynooth

    • N.N.
      National University of Ireland Maynooth
      School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
      Maynooth, Co. Kildare
      Ireland

      Email: N.N.

      Ana Niekchen (Lehrassistenz)
      National University of Ireland Maynooth
      School of Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures
      Arts Building, North Campus
      Maynooth, Co. Kildare
      Ireland

      Email: N.N.

  • Newcastle upon Tyne

    • Sara Heim
      Newcastle University
      School of Modern Languages
      Level 6, Old Library Building
      Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 7RU

      Email: sara.heimnewcastle.ac.uk

  • Oxford

    • Ole Hinz
      University of Oxford
      Jesus College, Turl Street                                                                                                Oxford OX1 3DW

      Email: ole.hinzjesus.ox.ac.uk

      Sina Menrad
      University of Oxford
      Merton College
      Merton Street
      Oxford OX1 4JD

      Email: sina.menradmerton.ox.ac.uk

      N.N.
      University of Oxford
      St Hilda’s College, Cowley Place                                                                                  Oxford OX4 1DY

      Email: N.N.

      Dr. Christoph Schmitt-Maaß
      University of Oxford
      Lincoln College
      Turl Street
      Oxford OX1 3DR

      Email: christoph.schmitt-maasslincoln.ox.ac.uk

      Dr. Christina Benninghaus (Fachlektorin – History)
      University of Oxford
      Wadham College
      Parks Road
      Oxford OX1 3PN

      Email: christina.benninghaushistory.ox.ac.uk

  • St. Andrews

    • Nathalie Stummer
      University of St. Andrews
      Department of German
      School of Modern Languages
      Buchanan Building
      Union Street
      St. Andrews, Fife KY16 8DL

      Email: ns224st-andrews.ac.uk