Contract lecturers, visiting professors and visiting scientists

external lecturers

. The courses can include a single event or take place regularly. Contract lecturers are not employees of the university but rather independent contractors. The departments are responsible for contacting Human Resources to request teaching assignments. Human Resources then reviews the requests, checking them for conformity with the respective requirements, before approving them. After the course is over, Human Resources takes care of calculating the amounts due for the teaching units taught and any travel expenses the contract lecturers have incurred. Contract lecturers will then be paid by the Landesamt für Besoldung und Versorgung (LVB).

Our responsibilities by area

Faculty of Sciences

udo.traber@uni.kn, Phone: +49 7531 88-5267, Box: 224

Faculty of Humanities

Department 7: Philosophy -> rita.dittrich@uni.kn , Phone: +49 7531 88-4222, Box: 224

Department 8: Department of History, Sociology, Sport Science and Empirical Educational Research → rita.dittrich@uni.kn , Phone: +49 7531 88-4222, Box: 224

Department 9: Literature with Art and Media Studies
-> rita.dittrich@uni.kn , Phone: +49 7531 88-4222, Box: 224

Department 10: Linguistics (A-K) -> verena.indlekofer@uni.kn, Phone: +49 7531 88-2619, Box: 224

Department 10: Linguistics (L-Z) -> regine.pitscheider@uni.kn, Phone: +49 7531 88-3953, Box: 224

Faculty of Politics, Law and Economics

udo.traber@uni.kn, Phone: +49 7531 88-5267, Box: 224

University administration

Transferable skills →udo.traber@uni.kn, Phone: +49 7531 88-5267, Box: 224

Central institutions

The Language Institute (SLI) (A-K) →  verena.indlekofer@uni.kn, Phone: +49 7531 88-2619, Box: 224

The Language Institute (SLI) (L-Z) → regine.pitscheider@uni.kn, Phone: +49 7531 88-3953, Box: 224

visiting professors

to take on specific, temporary tasks in research and teaching (as per § 55 para. 2 Landeshochschulgesetz LHG (state law on higher education)). Human Resources is responsible for managing the legal aspects of the employment relationship - including the formal statement to the Rectorate, the rector’s letter of invitation, the employment contract and the end-of-contract formalities.

Contact person

petra.issel@uni.kn , Phone: +49 7531 88-2481, Box: 224

Description of the standard process for hiring visiting professors (in German)

Visiting scientists

In order to research or teach as a visiting scientist at the University of Konstanz, you will need to have first contacted a teacher at the university who agrees to supervise your visit.  You will then need to contact Human Resources and sign a visiting scientist agreement.

Contact person

karin.guenther@uni.kn , Phone: +49 7531 88-2249, Box: 224