Work at CODE

Are you looking for a new challenge and are ready to challenge the educational system with us? Stop searching and apply!

CODE University of Applied Sciences offers a full time

Professorship in philosophy and cultural theory of technology (“Philosophie und Technikkultur”) and Head of the Science Technology and Society program

starting as soon as possible.

CODE is a newly-founded private university of applied sciences that is embedded into the vibrant network of Berlin’s digital economy. The core of our study programs are real-world projects, accompanied by seminars and workshops with an advanced flipped-classroom concept. Together with a network of industry partners, our goal is to provide students with a practical, real-world, and digitally-oriented education.

Your tasks and responsibilities will be:

  • Provide innovative and broad teaching in the humanities and social sciences
  • Develop the vision, curriculum and faculty of the STS program
  • Work with partners and other departments to create an integrated, interdisciplinary learning experience for students
  • Actively participate in institution-building of CODE as a whole
  • Be research active and strive to represent CODE’s ideas in public

You will become part of a diverse group of professors, lecturers, students and network partners, where everyone seeks to learn something new every day and is looking for ways to support other members of the community on their individual learning journeys.
We are looking for professors and teaching staff who don’t think of themselves as the main resource for valuable knowledge that needs to be transferred to the students by PowerPoint-driven lectures. Instead, we want them to provide challenges that trigger the intrinsic learning impulses of their students.

Job Qualifications

Candidates must meet the formal requirements as stated in §100 Berliner Hochschulgesetz. They must have at least 5 years of significant professional experience inside and outside the educational sector, of which minimum 3 years in a management position. Mentoring experience is preferable but not required. Additional selection criteria include:

  • strong research portfolio in philosophy, including but not confined to the philosophy of technology: The candidate is expected to be able to cover a wide range of topics in philosophy and adjacent disciplines in the humanities in research and teaching
  • extensive teaching experience at undergraduate level
  • leadership and administrative experience in the humanities, preferably experience with building and accrediting academic institutions, programs and curricula
  • extensive international experience, the ability to teach and write in English with excellence
  • documented interest and skill in building a community, guide and encourage student initiatives
  • Ability to provide CODE new impetus for research and teaching
  • dedication to CODE’s teaching model and ideas and experiences in reforming education in the humanities/liberal arts.

Who are we looking for?

CODE values different perspectives and is committed to a respectful, inclusive and diverse work environment and encourages people of all genders, backgrounds, and origins to apply. We especially welcome applications from women and people from groups underrepresented in today’s academia. Qualified candidates with disabilities will be favored.
We are looking for versatile, dedicated, and widely interested and interesting individuals who are open to learning, to listening with curiosity, and to both giving and receiving feedback as part of routine reflection. We have a strong commitment to our community, to supporting and learning from each other, to development, and to building a familial work atmosphere. Candidates would join a university startup in the center of Berlin where the foundations are still being laid.
If you are interested, please send us your application by submitting the form on our website until the 16th of July. An automated email will confirm your application receipt.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a personal interview during which they will have the opportunity to learn more about CODE as well.

Professor Joana Lemos teaching at CODE University
  • Hands-on mentality

    Just as our learning concept is centered on a challenge-based approach, where students learn by working in transdisciplinary teams, so is our team.

  • Grow with your tasks

    We are not looking for ready made applicants with perfect CVs. What we expect is that you are as excited as we are about CODE and its upcoming milestones

  • Be a team player

    We are a small team and have to rely on each other. You won`t get an agenda with tasks every day, but instead have the freedom to contribute your strengths.

  • Be open-minded

    The first idea is not always the best. So, be open-minded and don`t try to only push your own goals.

Sounds interesting?

Then please don`t wait to contact us – we want to get to know you! Just fill out the form and let us know which position you are interested in. If you have further questions, please write to us at