Tenure Track, Way to professorship

The Tenure-Track Project at Friedrich-Schiller University Jena

Supported by the Tenure-Track Programme of the Government and the Lander
Tenure Track, Way to professorship
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The FSU Tenure-Track Project

Friedrich-Schiller University Jena aims at lowering the academic age at which a young researcher is appointed as professor for the first time. Furthermore, it seeks to strengthen an early academic indepence and self-responsibility of young researchers and improve both the plannability and transparency of academic career paths. Consequently, it has established the Tenure-Track professorship and issued a statute on the recruitment and appointment of Tenure-Track-Professorships in May 2017 (in German).

With its Concept for the Promotion of Young Researchers and the Implementation of Tenure-Track professorships, the FSU was also a succesful competitor in the first round of the Tenure-Track Programme by the Governement and the Lander in 2017, and was given approval for all 12 submitted applications for Tenure-Track professoral positions. Until 2032, all these twelve professorships will be funded with a sum total of up to 11.3 million EUR.

The funding includes a so-called "strategic addition" that is used to promote the general implementation of the Tenure-Track professorship and the academic cultural change coming with it.

Thereby, FSU invests into the accompaniment of all Tenure-Track professors at the University, regardless whether they be financed by the above-mentioned programme or by other financial means. The accompaniment comprises the Qualification Programme de for Tenure-Track professors and the Mentoring Programme with mentors from within the professors' faculties. Furthermore, FSU is supporting the nationwide networking of Tenure-Track professors and the network of all German universities that seek to establish Tenure Track as a career path in the long run.

Contact Persons regarding all Tenure-Track topics

Cantner, Uwe, Univ.-Prof. Dr
Project Management Tenure Track
Office of vice-president for young researchers and diversity management
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Universitätshauptgebäude
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Office of vice-president for young researchers and diversity management
Probstmeyer, Kristin, Dr
Project Coordinator, Mentoring Programme
Office of vice-president for young researchers and diversity management
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Accouchierhaus, Room E003
Jenergasse 8
07743 Jena
Office of vice-president for young researchers and diversity management
Walther, Jolene
Tenure-Track Appointment Procedures
Präsidialamt
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Universitätshauptgebäude, Room 2.25B
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Präsidialamt
Uthleb, Anne
Personnel Management Tenure-Track Professors
Dezernat 5
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Universitätshauptgebäude, Room 0.36A
Fürstengraben 1
07743 Jena
Dezernat 5
Timm, Mareike
nationwide network of Tenure-Track Professors
Graduate Academy
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Haus für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs - Zur Rosen
Johannisstraße 13
07743 Jena
Graduate Academy
Stiegler, André
nationwide Tenure-Track network of the participating universities
Graduate Academy
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Haus für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs - Zur Rosen
Johannisstraße 13
07743 Jena
Graduate Academy
Dünger, Anne
Cultural Change in the Postdoc Phase
Graduate Academy
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Haus für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs - Zur Rosen
Johannisstraße 13
07743 Jena
Graduate Academy
Kauhaus, Hanna, Dr
coordination of guidelines and strategic development
Graduate Academy
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Haus für den wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs - Zur Rosen
Johannisstraße 13
07743 Jena
Graduate Academy