General information about professorships
- Requirements for appointment as a W1 professor: PhD, doctoral degree or equivalent, research with high-potential
- Qualification period: Date of doctoral degree + maximum 4 years, for medicine: date of doctoral degree + maximum 7 years
- Fixed-term appointment with interim evaluation
- Possibility of career advancement (tenure track) to a W2 or W3 professorship
- a completed W1 assistant professorship is generally considered to be a qualification that is equivalent to a habilitation
- the title of ‘professor’ may only be used while employed as a W1 assistant professor
W2 professorship/W3 professorship
- PhD, doctoral degree or equivalent awarded by a university
- Habilitation or equivalent postdoctoral qualifications: the habilitation is intended to demonstrate a person’s suitability to teach and research at universities as a professor for a specific subject. Experience in independent academic teaching and the ability to conduct independent research demonstrated through a habilitation thesis or multiple high-level academic publications; can also be demonstrated in the form of a positive evaluation as a W1 assistant professor.
- Peer reviewed publications
- Acquisition of third-party funding
W2 professorships can also be advertised with a tenure track to W3.