Since 2002, Europa-Universität Flensburg has appointed junior professorships to advance the careers of early-stage researchers. The junior professorship model is thus a firmly anchored component of the university’s structured career path objectives. EUF has routinely offered such positions since 2010, and its commitment to promoting professorships with tenure-track whenever possible has been a part of its structural and developmental plans since 2014.
First Amendment to the Academic Search and Appointment Statutes at EUFDownload
Information on the basic salary for grades W1 to W3 in accordance with the Schleswig-Holstein Salary Act (Annex 5 No. 3) can be found here.
Europa-Universität Flensburg offers extensive services for its employees. The following offers could be of particular interest for the qualification phase of junior professors:
- The EUF research funding team will be happy to assist you in initiating your research projects by providing information, advice and research funding opportunities from the Research Unit, the ICES Research Center and the ZeBUSS Research Center.
The EUF Academic Editing Service is a free-in house service that offers professional academic editing for English-language research proposals, scholarly articles and other manuscripts for publication.
The Center for Scientific Continuing Education (ZWW) offers continuing education courses for post-docs and junior professors to support their research and teaching in areas such as management, promotion, leadership; research & project management as well as university didactics and the certificate program "ReflActive Teaching".
Junior professors can receive professional advice from their respective institute heads. This offer is available on various occasions during the course of the junior professorship: at the introduction, in the middle of the first phase, after a positive interim evaluation, and after a negative interim or final evaluation. For more detailed explanations, see the guidelines for counseling interviews of the institute's executive board with junior professors adopted by the Senate.
In September 2021, the Senate created an access option also for junior professors to research-related teaching load reductions, see criteria for research-related teaching load reductions. A teaching load reduction has no influence on the interim or final evaluation with regard to research and teaching performance.
In cooperation with the Center for Continuing Education, the Equal Opportunity Unit offers workshops and coaching sessions for junior professors. In a modular support model consisting of workshops, small group coaching sessions and individual coaching sessions, junior professors are given the opportunity to clarify their needs for advice and reflection and to work on them individually in individual coaching sessions. Thematic focus: Peer mentoring / collegial counseling, career planning, application strategies / application training (especially appointment procedures), communication, cooperation, conflict.
The family service provides information on childcare options and leisure activities in the city of Flensburg and the Schleswig-Flensburg district. EUF's care exchange FLummi can be used to find short-term and permanent caregivers for children or relatives in need of care. Among its offers as a family-friendly campus are parent-child rooms and a mobile children's toy box that can be borrowed. Further information is available on the topics of caring for relatives and work and family.
Europa-Universität Flensburg will receive financial support from the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States to support four new professorships. EUF was successful in the open, nationwide competition for a total of 532 tenure-track professorships and is one of 57 universities whose concepts are being funded.
Funding: Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States
Duration: December 1, 2019 - November 30, 2032
Scope of funding: Approximately € 3.7 million
Program objective: The nationwide establishment of tenure-track professorships (TTP) as a potential career path to professorship
Project objective for EUF: To use the financial support granted by the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States, and to test and further develop new funding approaches for TTP.
Planned tenure-track professorship appointments:
- Sports science with a focus on sports sociology
- Modern German Literary Studies
- Sociological theory with a focus on conflict research in the European context
- Plural economics
Project phase: The job announcements were published and the deadline for submission was 16.04.2020.
Plannable career paths
EUF introduced junior professorships in 2002 and junior professorships with tenure track in 2010. The funding of these four professorships (start date: December 1, 2019) strengthens the university‘s existing project by establishing the tenure-track professorship as an additional career path at EUF, thereby strengthening our support of early-career researchers by enabling us to offer them more predictable career paths.
Family service, coaching, and a one-semester stay at a university abroad
EUF‘s approved project "Promotion of Quality and Internationalisation of Tenure Track Professorship" provides for a one-semester research and teaching stay at a university abroad as an offer to junior professors, an (extended) family and welcome service, further training opportunities in teaching and research; coaching opportunities, and the responsibility for one’s own teaching units (modules), among other things.
Support and Internationalization
These funding approaches aim to help junior professors establish their own research area, and to promote the internationalisation of this career path at EUF.
The Tenure Track Programme of the Federal Government and the Länder
In 2016, the Federal Government and the Länder adopted the Tenure Track Programme of the German Federal Government and the Federal States, which aims to make the careers of early-career researchers at universities more predictable and transparent. The program seeks to anchor and permanently establish the tenure-track professorship as an independent career path, alongside traditional forms of qualification towards a professorship at German universities.
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