Faculty VI - Planning Building Environment
Faculty VI - Planning Building Environment

Evaluation Criteria for the Professorship Applied Geophysics

The evaluation criteria listed below under I. are directly binding for all tenure track professorships at TU Berlin (Section 3 (2) Tenure Track Regulations of TU Berlin).

The recommended additional evaluation criteria under II. reflect the culture of the specific discipline and the focus of the professorship (Section 3 (3) and (4) Tenure Track Regulations of TU Berlin). These criteria will be amended during appointment negotiations to reflect the appointee’s profile and background (Section 3 (6) Tenure Track Regulations of TU Berlin).

I. Criteria which apply across the University

Research

  • The originality and/or academic breadth and/or depth of the work undertaken
  • Significant contributions to publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or monographs as well as in collected works published by recognized publishers (including in electronic format)
  • Contributions to conferences (e.g. talks, papers)
  • Potential for academic development in international comparison
  • Third-party funding acquired

Teaching

  • Devising and teaching of different types of courses at different levels (bachelor´s, master´s, etc.)
  • Quality of teaching (e.g. based on an evaluation)
  • Supervision of theses

Advancement of junior scholars

  • Supervision of the academic advancement and further qualification of research associates and teaching and research assistants
  • Supervision of at least one doctoral candidate
  • Providing evaluations for doctoral procedures

Involvement in academic self-management

Within Technische Universität Berlin

  • Participating in committees or assuming offices and/or functions

Outside Technische Universität Berlin

  • Participating in committees
  • Writing evaluations

Unterstützung des Wissentransfers

  • Beiträge zur Wissenschaftskommunikation

Supporting knowledge transfer

  • Contributions to science communication

Language skills

  • Acquiring German language skills to the required level (proven by an official certificate of level from a recognized language school or institute)

II. Proposed additional criteria

Research

  • In the implementation of the university-wide criterion “originality and/or academic breadth and/or depth of work untertaken” as well as, if applicable, as part of the university-wide criteria “significant contributions to publications in peer-reviewed journals and/or monographs as well as in collected works published by recognized academic publishers (including in electronic format)”,“third-party funding acquired” respectively “Contributions to conferences (e.g. talks, papers)”:
    Developing a new research topic not explored in the candidate's previous career (e.g. method or goal) as demonstrated by publications or application for and successful acquisition of third-party funding for research projects or initiating a workshop.

Teaching

  • Further developing of teaching offers in the area of applied geophysics
  • Developing and implementing of new teaching concepts (integrated learning, e.g. inverted classroom or blended learning or project-based learning)

Involvement in academic self-management

  • As part of the university-wide criterion “Writing evaluations ”: Contributing to peer review processes

Supporting knowledge transfer

  • Active commitment to open data or contribution to developing codes for software (e.g. including open source and public domain software projects) or to developing patents or spin-offs
  • Establishing new cooperations with partners from business or specialist authorities or geoscientific professional associations

Leadership

  • Advanced training in leadership
  • Effective use of leadership instruments within the working group