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What makes HFU a great place to work

Three campuses, nine faculties and many facilities, whether for research or in central administration – Furtwangen University offers a wide range of exciting and fulfilling tasks! It is important to us to show our employees how important they are to us. Each and every one of them! 

  • Research power We are one of the strongest research universities for applied sciences in Baden-Württemberg - our Institute for Applied Research supports the interdisciplinary cooperation of our main research areas. With our doctoral programme, we promote young scientists.
  • Balancing family and job We set great store by work-life balance. That's why we support families in different life situations with various offers, such as daycare centre cooperation, parent-child workspaces and advice on combining childcare and work.
  • International orientation People from all over the world work and study at our regional university. Get to know the cultural diversity on site, for example at the HFU International Festival. Or discover our internationally oriented offers, such as language courses and the ERASMUS mobility programme.

We are...

... eager to develop and curious

At HFU you don't stand still – we place great value on lifelong learning. Take part in one of the many professional development courses offered by the Internal link opens in the same window:HFU Academy, visit our extensive Internal link opens in the same window:libraries or attend our Studium Generale and Open Campus lecture series. We also support educational leave for employees and further training for teaching staff.

... flexible

HFU offers flexible working hours by arrangement and the option of working from home. Whether in the faculty, in the institute, in your department or in a project – we work closely together in our immediate teams and in the HFU community as a whole. We look out for each other and ensure that our responsibilities are aligned with our life situation!

... mobile

As a sustainable university with three locations, we support the mobility of HFU members with a job ticket for using local public transport.

And for all those who would like to gain experience abroad, there are great opportunities through "Erasmus staff mobility"! We are happy to enable employees and professors at the university to take part in further training or a guest lectureship abroad. If you have any questions, please contact Email application is started:Brigitte Minderlein at our International Center.

... collegial

We maintain a friendly and informal working atmosphere. The activities offered by our staff council, such as the joint staff outing or a shared lunch in our canteens, give you the opportunity to get to know your colleagues from different departments better.

... healthy

Workplace health promotion is a top priority for us and is important to us – we organise regular events such as health days and our "active break" to offer our employees a balance. 

... sporty

Numerous outdoor activities await you after work. Whether running in summer or cross-country skiing on the Black Forest trails in winter – you're guaranteed to find your sporting counterbalance.


Allow me... your new dream job.

At HFU we offer exciting professional challenges... perhaps even new vocations! You'll find our current vacancies here.

Our job offers

Work where tomorrow is created

Would you like to help ensure that young people receive an excellent education?
Do you want to develop the innovations of tomorrow?

Then Furtwangen University offers you ideal conditions. We're constantly on the lookout for qualified personnel for a wide variety of areas. Are you looking for a challenge and want to develop yourself further? You'll find the right conditions with us.

What are you interested in? Internal link opens in the same window:Check out current vacancies at HFU here.