University teaching and supervising students and junior researchers are important tasks of a professor. In the postdoctoral phase, you will have the opportunity to gain valuable experience in both areas for your later academic career.
To apply for a professorship, you should be able to demonstrate independent teaching experience, i.e. courses that you have taught independently and not under supervision of a university teacher. If you hold a budgetary-funded position as research associate, teaching is usually part of your duties as stipulated in your contract. If your position is third-party funded, you are not obliged to give lectures or seminars but you can still take on teaching assignments.
In accordance with the Universität Hamburg Guidelines for University Teaching, the unity of research and teaching is the basis of university teaching; this includes tailoring teaching to the state of research in the respective subject. If you would like to further develop your teaching skills or acquire certificates in higher education teaching, have a look at the offers of the Hamburg Centre for University Teaching and Learning (HUL, Hamburger Zentrum für universitäres Lehren und Lernen).
In the postdoctoral phase you will also have the opportunity to gain experience in the field of supervision, for example by supervising B.Sc. and M.Sc. students during their final theses. The Hamburg Research Academy offers training courses and events on supervising doctoral candidates and students at irregular intervals.