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Accompanying research on the implementation of tenure-track professorship (Wanka-Professorships) at Leibniz University Hannover (LUH)

The program for promotion young researchers, organized by the German federal and state governments, aims to make academic career paths of young researchers more projectable and family-friendly. Therefore, the program supports the implementation of tenure-track professorships at German universities. This research project will accompany the implementation of tenure-track professorships at LUH and includes two work packages. Firstly, the question is whether the introduction of the tenure-track professorship can be seen as a cultural change at the universities. The appointment of tenure-track professorships differs from the appointment of professorships in particular by the fact that not only an evaluation based on already performed services takes place, but also the future potential of the applicants is to be judged. It is therefore necessary to examine, through interviews with members of the tenure-track appointment committees, whether a cultural change is taking place in the appointment practice and which recruitment criteria and evaluation criteria are being used. It is also necessary to check how the tenure-track professors are accepted into the professorship. Furthermore, through questioning of the tenure-track professors, the procedure for applying and taking on a tenure-track professorship must be raised. In addition, the job satisfaction and involvement of the tenure-track professors in the university organization is to be examined. Second, a personnel structure analysis is to carry out, which allows to observe personnel changes in a long run. The aim of the personnel structure analysis is to analyze how the career paths of young researchers are changing at the LUH.

 

 

Project period:

01.08.2018 - 31.07.2022

Principle investigators:

Prof. Dr. Eva Barlösius, Prof. Dr. Monika Jungbauer-Gans

Researchers:  Leonie Weißenborn