Besides the classification of the position within the pay scale, most components of the compensation and budget package offered for the position depend on the negotiations with the department, faculty and/or the rectorate during the appointment procedure.
Remuneration comprises the basic salary according to the classification of the position within the pay scale and additional variable salary components. The variable components comprise of a family allowance, function-based allowances and performance bonuses and incentives.
For more information refer to: Professorship as a Civil Servant in Germany - Remuneration
The German university is still mostly based on the “chair principle” (Lehrstuhlprinzip), which means that professors – whether in the natural sciences or the humanities – are considered to the be head of their own individual departments, sections, or teams. They are responsible for all the research and teaching within their section and for hiring the necessary personnel, as well as negotiating how many staff members they require to achieve their research and teaching objectives. The number of academic and non-academic staff allocated to a professor’s team is therefore part of the hiring negotiations.
Equipment & Budget
The scope of equipment and the budget available for books, office material and travel also depends on individual negotiation. The same applies to the office space, premises and infrastructure.
Financial support toward your relocation to Tübingen depends on individual negotiation, but is usually limited to around EUR 6,000.
For more information refer to: Professorship as a Civil Servant in Germany - Secondary employment
Dual Career Offer
Part of the offer can include finding a second position in the university for a candidate’s partner; requirements and concerns should be mentioned during the negotiations.