The junior professorship was introduced in 2002 with the fifth amendment to the German Higher Education Framework Act as a further qualification pathway to a lifetime professorship, originally as an alternative to the time-consuming habilitation. habilitation. It is intended to give young academics early independence and autonomy in research.
Junior professorships are advertised publicly. Please inform yourself on our job portal. Applicants undergo a standard appointment procedure. Similar to the procedure for a normal professorship, a university appointment committee selects suitable applicants and invites them to an interview and a trial lecture.
As a junior professor, you basically fulfill the same tasks as a regular professor. You will be involved in teaching, supervise students and doctoral candidates, apply for third-party funding projects, carry out committee work and perform administrative tasks. As you are still in the qualification phase, you will also have the opportunity for (interdisciplinary) further education and training.