How to become a Professor in Germany

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This seminar addresses young scientists who are considering a career as a professor at a German university or are already in the middle of an application process for a professorship in Germany. It will give the participants an overview of the career paths to a professorship, covering the legal requirements, the appointment procedure and the legal status of a professor.
The seminar also addresses how to approach the search for relevant job advertisements, how to prepare the written application documents and how to make a good impression during the further steps in the selection process.
In the second part of the seminar, the participants will receive an overview of the next steps for the successful candidates. This includes the appointment negotiations with German universities, the legal framework and the strategic preparation for those negotiations.


Speaker CV  RA Dr. Vanessa Adam, Justitiarin für Hochschul- und Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Hochschulverband
  RA (syn.) Katharina Lemke, Justitiarin für Hochschul- und Arbeitsrecht im Deutschen Hochschulverband


09:00-10:00 Career Paths to a Professorship (Fr. Lemke)

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-11:45 Application for a Professorship (Fr. Dr. Adam)

11:45-12:15 Break

12:15-13:30 Negotiations with the University (Legal Framework) (Fr. Lemke)

13:30-13:45 Break

13:45-15:00 Negotiations with the University (Strategy) (Fr. Dr. Adam)

Included in the price

Seminar documents in electronic form (via download).

Further information

The seminar will be held in English.

After registration you will receive all information about the access possibilities to the online seminar room.

This seminar is live and not recorded. The software Zoom is used to carry out the online seminar.

There are question possibilities for the participants in the context of audio/video-connection.

If the participation fees are not paid by the university, you may be able to deduct them from your taxes as income-related expenses or business expenses.

Maximum number of participants: 25

Evaluation 2020 and feedbackDenkblase

''This was such an excellent seminar and definitely justified the cost! I'm very glad I went and am grateful to the presenters fortheir information and clear expression: they covered every topic very thoroughly! I'm also really thrilled that this seminar was offered in English!''

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