Academic Career

Make your next career step at KIT. As the only German university of excellence with national large-scale research, we offer scientists a unique work environment. Whether you pursue program-oriented fundamental research or applied interdisciplinary research, nowhere else will you be given more development opportunities in all phases of your career than at KIT. Help us develop new findings, applications, and solutions for our society.

Our career paths are diverse and permeable.

On the classical academic path, from

the mobility of early-career researchers is in demand. This involves, for instance, conducting research at other national or international universities, research institutions, or within the industry. In addition to this, permanent researchers at KIT find attractive career opportunities besides professorship.

Career paths for scientists

We offer numerous attractive conditions.

Such as a Research Professorship with only two weekly semester hours (90min). Even without professorship, you have the opportunity, to expand your area of responsibility with increasing experience, for example, by taking on leadership tasks.

To support your successful qualification to a Full Professorship, KIT Excellent Tenure combines qualification paths, such as Junior Research Group Leader and Junior Professorship or Tenure Track Professorship. Alternatively, as a Junior Research Group Leader, you can also be employed permanently as an Established Scientist after the term of your junior research group has ended.

At KIT, we provide intensive support and consultation on all career steps and comprehensively promote the balance between private life and profession.