Dual Career Service

Support for the New StartA Helping Hand for Two-Career Couples Who Have Switched Jobs and Moved House

During the mutual vetting that takes place before the university appoints a new professor, the possibilities for the professional development of the candidate's spouse or life partner often play a decisive role.

The University of Duisburg-Essen has established the Dual Career Service to take account of the situation of double-career couples during the negotiations that are part of the appointment process. In addition to gathering information of interest to such couples, the Dual Career Service provides them with support and assistance during the search for an adequate position or other option enabling the prospective professor's spouse or life partner to stay on his or her chosen career path.

Appointment Management Contact

Appointment matters, appointment management and personnel matters of professors

Appointment Management

Preparing for your stay Welcome Service

The Welcome Service supports PhD students from abroad, visiting scientists and researchers, postdocs and newly-appointed professors & their families in planning, preparation and realisation of their stay in Duisburg-Essen.

Welcome Service

Situations Wanted

We would like to help you find a suitable employer in the region.
Please contact us if you would like us to help you.
We have also compiled a list of Web sites where you can look for jobs yourself.

Job Offers of the Ministry for Innovation, Science & Research of NRW

Here you can find job offers from the various departments of the NRW state government, the Ministry for Innovation, the EU and other parts of the NRW state administration.

Job Offers from the MIWF

Job Offers from Universities in NRW

RWTH Aachen University
Ruhr University Bochum
University of Bonn
University of Bielefeld
University of Dortmund
University of Düsseldorf
University of Duisburg-Essen
Fernuni Hagen [Distance Learning University in Hagen]
Hamm-Lippstadt University of Applied Science
University of Cologne
German Sport University Cologne
University of Münster
Lower Rhine University of Applied Science
University of Paderborn
Rhine-Waal University of Applied Science
Ruhr West University of Applied Science
University of Siegen
University of Wuppertal

Job Markets and Job Advertisements for Academics

Academics (Career Portal for Academics)
Die ZEIT (Job Market)
FAZ (Job Market)
Süddeutsche Zeitung (Job Market)
Forschung & Lehre (Job Advertisements for Scientists)
Pro-Physik (Positions for Doctoral Candidates and Postdocs, mainly in Germany)
Biokarriere (Job Market for the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industries)
Jobvektor (Job Advertisements for the Life Sciences)
GDCh (German Chemical Society, Job Advertisements for Chemists)
German Sociological Association (Job Market)
German Educational Research Association (Job Market for Educators)
Max Planck Society
Fraunhofer Gesellschaft
StepStone for Engineers
StepStone for Jobs in IT
StepStone for Jobs in Finance
StepStone for Jobs in Marketing & Sales
StepStone for Executives
StepStone for Jobs in Medicine, Biotech or the Pharmaceutical Industry

Job Exchanges & Career Portals (General)

Monster (Job Market)
JobMESH (Job Portal)
Jobware (Job Market for Germany and abroad)
Careerjet (Job Market for Germany and abroad)
StepStone (Job Market)
Jooble (Job Search Engine)
GermanTechJobs.de (Job Market for Software Developers)

Information for Teachers

Positions for teachers, transfer procedures
Recognition of academic degrees when employing teachers

Recognition of Qualifications and University Degrees Gained Abroad in NRW

This is where you can find general information and legal information on qualifications and university degrees obtained abroad.

Information on the recognition of qualifications and university degrees obtained abroad


Here you will find links to the Educational Portal NRW, the Web site of the Ministry of Education, further information on the school system and types of schools in NRW (including search options for schools), important dates (beginning and end of the school year & school holidays), and schools in Duisburg and Essen.

Ministerium für Schule und Bildung des Landes NRW

Schools in Duisburg
St. George's International School Duisburg
International School Ruhr
Schools in Essen


The UDE has established its own Parents' Service to make it easier to combine an academic career or gainful employment with having a family. In the same vein, the Student Services Office (Studentenwerk) of the University of Duisburg-Essen has set up daycare centres on both campuses. There are also daycare centres run by the cities of Duisburg and Essen, respectively, outside of the university.

Parents' service of the University of Duisburg-Essen
Daycare centers of the student services office Duisburg-Essen
Childcare in Duisburg
Childcare in Essen

Senior Citizens (Geriatric Care Facilities)

Here you can find links to organisations offering assistance to older persons in the cities of Duisburg and Essen as well as in NRW as a whole. This information extends from general "Signposts" to information on organisations operating geriatric care facilities, etc.

Duisburg for senior citizens
Essen for senior citizens
State office for caregivers

Places to Live

Here you will find information on places to live and related topics in Duisburg and Essen (including links to Citizens' Services, housing, etc.) as well as links to the most important real estate Web sites:

Places to live in Duisburg
Places to live in Essen
Immobilienscout24 [Real Estate Scout 24]
Immobilienwelt [Real Estate World]
Immonet [Real Estate Net]

Information for New Professors and Staff Members

Here you can download brochures which will help you get off to a good start at your new place of work at the University of Duisburg-Essen. The brochures contain general information about the university and practical hints for everyday life at the university.

Information for new professors  
Information for new staff members

Recreation, Culture & Sports

Here you will find suggestions for recreational, cultural and sports programs at the University, in the cities of Duisburg and Essen, and in the Ruhr area.

University sports
Sport in Duisburg
Sport in Essen 
Recreational activities in Duisburg 
Recreational activities in Essen 
Culture in Duisburg 
Culture in Essen
RUHR 2010 
Ruhr Tourism 
Ruhr Valley Cycle Route 
Metropole Ruhr (Regional Association Ruhr) 
Tour de Ruhr
Ruhr Guide

Contact for Appointment of Professors from Foreign Countries

The appointment of professors from foreign countries may under certain circumstances call for special expertise. Qualified advice and information on this subject can be provided by the members of the subdepartment "Personnel Matters Related to Professors and the Appointment of Professors".