At the University of Tübingen, the overall appointment procedure can take up to 12 months. The process involves the departmental search committee, the Faculty Council, the Rectorate, the University Senate Subcommittee on Structural Planning, the University Senate as a whole, as well as the Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts (MWK) of the federal state of Baden-Württemberg. The time span from the publication of a job offer to the actual offer of a professorship to the first-ranked candidate can take anywhere from four to seven months. From the offer until the acceptance of a professorship, the duration can be up to another four months.
The appointment procedure consists of the following steps: