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Steps in a Typical Procedure

Constituting the Appointment Committee by the Dean (Berufungskommission, BK)

The BK is appointed at the latest by the application deadline.

Viewing applications and selection procedure

  • The applications are prepared for viewing by the BK members
  • All applicants get a confirmation of receipt
  • The BK selects suitable applicants to be invited to an appointment lecture open to university members
  • The BK may also invite applicants to a special “teaching lecture”
  • Those invited will be informed in advance by the BK chairperson about the procedure for the appointment lecture and the discussion/interview with the BK
  • You will have a contact person assisting you on the day you are at the university
  • After hearing the appointment lectures, expert reviews will be obtained for the final selection.

Creating the final candidates list and appointment procedure

  • After the last appointment lecture and receipt of the external expert reviews, the BK meets again to create a list, usually with three applicants
  • The BK decision on the final candidates list is presented to the expanded faculty committee for a decision
  • The appointment procedure is forwarded to the Vice President for Research, Appointment Strategy and Knowledge and Technology Transfer
  • The Academic Senate (AS) submits a statement on its position
  • Finally, the appointment recommendations are sent to the responsible Senate committee with the request for an offer of a professorship.




Guidelines for Carrying Out Professorial Appointment Procedures (PDF, only available in German)

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