Technische Universität Berlin

Your Path to a Professorship

Professorial appointments are key to the general development of Technische Universität Berlin

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Professorial appointments are a key element in the organizing of research and teaching at Technische Universität Berlin. Professors shape the academic and research profiles of the various academic chairs, institutes and faculties, and consequently the profile of the entire University itself, and help ensure that high standards continue to be achieved throughout TU Berlin.

The entire procedure for the appointment of professors is of great importance to the overall development of the University. It contributes significantly to the University’s development goals as established in its mission statement.

Technische Universität Berlin’s efficient and professional appointment procedures are conducted to the highest quality standards and in accordance with legal requirements. The following information provides applicants with a brief overview of how an appointment procedure functions.

From application to appointment

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Applying for a professorship

The appointments portal provides general information about eligibility requirements and selection procedures at TU Berlin. It also offers tips on how to organize and what to include in a teaching portfolio.

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Active recruitment

Active recruitment of professors at TU Berlin means conducting systematic research into potential candidates within the context of an appointment procedure and inviting suitably qualified individuals to apply.

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Negotiating your appointment

The Appointments Section team offers advice and practical support for all your questions relating to salary, equipment and facilities, and relocation costs. Candidates are contacted by the team once they have been notified of an offer of employment. This provides the successful applicant the opportunity to ask any questions which arise.

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Taking up a professorship

Human Resources guides successful applicants through all the stages of taking up a professorship, from the initial offer and the negotiating stage through to the actual appointment itself. A personnel team is assigned to each faculty to assist with advice and practical support.

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Starting out in a professorship

To help newly appointed professors make a good start to their working life at Technische Universität Berlin, Appointments and Strategic Cooperations organizes a welcome reception and regularly publishes an updated version of a set of guidelines and advice.

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Dual Career Service

Is your partner also looking for a new position? The Dual Career Service offers advice, contacts and information to help you and your family settle in Berlin.