Help to shape the future of the university as a professor. The appointment process is commensurate with the importance of this role. Below, we explain what is involved in this process, the criteria and how long it takes.
We have an onboarding program at the University of Tübingen for professors who are moving here or taking up their first appointment, as well as for junior research group leaders. This aims to welcome you and your first few months here easier.
When you start your first professorship, our modular qualification program for management helps you develop efficient structures and make use of tried-and-tested leadership tools to organize your everyday managerial tasks successfully.
Our research service offers comprehensive advice services to support you throughout your academic work. Ask for information about financing options, calls for applications, and start-up support.
“The German Research Landscape” brochure
Produced by the Research in Germany initiative, which is funded by the German government, this brochure offers initial insights into the German research landscape.
Professors at German universities are paid in accordance with the “W-Besoldung” salary scale (W1, W2 or W3). This varies depending on the federal state. Individual remunerations comprise the basic salary (graded depending on experience) and additional variable salary components.
Social insurance, health insurance and pension
Usually, professors are employed as public servants with “Beamte” status. You can read about how this benefits your social insurance, health insurance and pension here.
Maternity leave, parental leave, family allowance
The family receives special protection from the German state. If you work in Germany you are entitled to various benefits to help you combine family life and work.