For over ten years, the Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in the Lower Rhine region of Germany has provided an innovative, interdisciplinary and international education to young minds from around the world. We offer a total of 36 undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes in four multidisciplinary faculties: Technology and Bionics, Life Sciences, Society and Economics, and Communication and Environment. International collaboration is a strength of ours, seen and felt in our network of over 90 partner universities in 38 countries. Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is not only connected to the larger world, but also deeply rooted in its Dutch-German EUREGIO home as well.

Join our team and help strengthen our university in the Faculty of Technology and Bionics, Kleve Campus, at the earliest possible date as a

Lecturer in Mechanical Engineering with a Focus on Product Design

 Reference Number 04/F1/24

German TV-L pay scale level EG 13 | limited at the latest until 31.08.2025 | part time with an average of 29,87 weekly hours.


  • Give lectures, exercises and practical training in English, primarily in the field of product design, for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Technology and Bionics
  • Supervise and support students during their internships in industry
  • Provide undergraduate and postgraduate thesis topics for students and companies, and supervise students currently writing their thesis
  • Define and organise internships and projects for undergraduate and postgraduate students in the Faculty of Technology and Bionics
  • Continue developing the faculty's digital teaching materials and offers


  • You have a master's degree in hand in mechanical engineering or a related field
  • You have at least 5 years of experience working in industry
  • Ideally you also have experience in the fields of construction and development / product design
  • You have methodical and didactic skills, a high level of social competence and the ability to work independently
  • You are a team player who enjoys working with young people and is proficient in both written and spoken German and English (C1-Niveau)


Diversity | Internationality | Certified as a family-friendly university | Mobile working as well as home office | University sports | Active break | Collegial, open working atmosphere| Exciting and varied range of tasks | Personal responsibility and creative freedom | opportunities for personal and professional development

The Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences is committed to the professional development and advancement of women. Female candidates are expressly welcomed and encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Gender Equality Act of North Rhine-Westphalia (Landesgleichstellungsgesetz NRW), in cases of equal suitability, aptitude and professional experience, female candidates shall be given preferential consideration over male candidates for vacancies in areas with proportionally fewer female employees, provided there are no specific, overriding reasons for giving preference to a specific male candidate.

In the event of equal suitability, preferential consideration will also be given to disabled candidates or candidates recognised as such by virtue of Section 2 (3) of the German Code of Social Law, Book IX (SGB IX).

Please submit your application through the following link: and add the usual application documents: cover letter, curriculum vitae, diplomas, job references, proof of qualifications (possibly equivalence test/certificate recognition) and, if applicable, proof of severe disability in a single PDF file.


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